CHESTNUTXE

XF STEERING COLUMN QUESTION

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can a non power steering box be bolted to a p/s colum ? i once converted a non p/s xe to p/s and found i needed the correct colom but what about the other way around ? i think i read somewhere on here that you can colaspe the std colom a tad to mate with the p/s gear,i wish i new this b4,reason i ask this the crossy im putting in the ute and can really do without p/s as its only gunna be a drag car,and save a few kg's,but what about the steering colum ?

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The column has to be lengthened for non-power steering from memory.
You can slide the two halves apart, as they are a slip joint. (quite tough to do though)

 

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yeah thats what i figured i no there is 1 at the wreckers,might grab it,i think you can buy a new 20.1 box on e bay for about $200 as they are not in demand,or the 16.1 if you can find one,usualy about $600 or $750 reco,i think you need the xa style one ,the xw-xy are different ?

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what about the smartlock system ,is it only on the key ? like can i change a xf key barrel lock and colom and it will still work ?

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Yeah, check out Ants XE ute project - you can change the lock to an XE/XF one if that's what you want.
Or just keep the tibbe keys, and put and XF contact set on the back of the ignition lock.
(plugs may even be the same?)

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