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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    nice write up - looking into this. it stopped they play in the steering then im guessing?

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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    Quote Originally Posted by casual
    nice write up - looking into this. it stopped they play in the steering then im guessing?
    not just that, but the whole wheel, column and stalks all feels much more rigid and stronger than the adjustable version, the stalks seems to operate with a more defined clunk and you don't feel like the whole thing is bending, if like me you often lean on the wheel getting in and out of the car.
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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    To give you an idea of prices
    column tube- £38
    stalk covers- £4.60 each !
    sheer bolts -pence

    are the fixed column corrado columns not available ?
    Is that why we are using polo ones ?

    ordered mine today,on back order !

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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    Yeah the other bits a dirt cheap - just the column which is about £70 I think so most of us have found them second hand - I managed to find a brand new one at a show for a quid!


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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    One of the best mods ever

    Did mine eons ago and the steering has been consistently good ever since.

    I don't know what the deal is with the Polo stuff. I just got all new Corrado parts from the dealer and it was well under £100 for the whole lot.
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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    where does this make the wheel sit in terms of the adjustable top-middle-bottom settings?
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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    pretty much exactly where I used to have it before i.e. about in the middle, however, like I said in the original post, it's easy enough to pack out with washers to lower it some more if you prefer that.
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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    The bolt part number on page one is for the Allen bolts.
    the sheer bolt part number is 411417549, you need two, £1.99 each !
    got a quote for the corrado non-adj column-£85.10 ! (535419503H)

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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    Do the sheer bolts do anything in terms of safety?

    I just fitted 4 allen bolts in case it needed to come out again but now wonder if I should replace the 2 with sheers...


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    Re: fitting a non adjustable steering column (how-to)

    Sheer bolts are fitted from factory for security reasons, replacing with normal bolts is perfectly fine.
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