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Author Topic: Purpose of steering column spacers?  (Read 126 times)
68ChargerJMP
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« on: March 20, 2017, 08:40:51 AM »

What is the purpose of the little white spacers that go on the mesh part of the steering column? Are they really needed? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 04:56:51 PM »

If you are in a head on collision, they are supposed to allow the column to slip as the shaft (plastic pins) and housing (mesh area at lower end) collapse.  Otherwise, it goes through your chest.  Supposedly.  Better than a non-collapsing column.   
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 07:46:45 PM »

I don't know if they still sell them but I bought mine at the local Dodge dealer a couple years ago.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 10:47:40 PM »

They used them even after the cars were fitted with collapsible steering columns.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 07:04:52 AM »

Thanks.
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