Steering column and drops designed for custom and racing car builds

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Pro-Lite Builder Column is newest product from steering column specialist | ididit photos

Ididit has introduced two products designed to improve steering and reduce weight while maintaining street legality for custom vehicles in street performance, off-road, rock crawling and racing.

“The Pro-Lite Builder Column and Billet Column Drops are geared toward racers whose vehicles sometimes see street duty,” said the company based in Tecumseh, Michigan.

The steering column weighs just 6.1 pounds, has 5 inches of collapsibility and is equipped with self-canceling electric turn-signal switch and 4-way hazards. It has a 6-bolt ididit quick-release steering hub.

“And, even though it’s lightweight, the Pro-Lite column doesn’t skimp on safety — it comes equipped with a two-piece collapsible shaft,” the company adds.

Drop kit closeup

“The secret to this column is that most of the steering shaft is a hardanodized aluminum top-shaft with a GM-style spline and turn signal switch,” said ididit’s Trever Cornwell. “A ball-bearing top bearing and Delrin bushing at the bottom of the column assure long life and smooth steering.” 

The company offers an optional upgrade for the column that includes a momentary switch on the turn signal stalk. This upgrade can be used for horn, nitrous purge, trans brake, or high beams/flash to pass. 

Billet Column Drops are available in 3-, 5.5- and 8-inch lengths. The company said the Builder Column “is particularly suited for drag race, autocross, road course and off-road applications, as well as tube-chassis vehicles.”

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For details, visit the ididit website.

 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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