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Hi all, sorry if this was answered somewhere else but it is not to clear to me what is needed. Here is my question - does the steering column angle need to be changed when doing an axle conversion on a '98/V6 (not sure on the axle but will likely go with springs). I've seen a few write ups about setting up a new fire wall plate/hole to change the angle. If so, how do you deal with all the wiring and making sure not to mess up the airbag. I'm talking with few shops to help with the work as I don't have the space or tools to do the job and some are saying they won't do the work due to liability issues with messing with the airbag wiring. Are there any other, reliable, alternatives? -Jason
 

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Hi all, sorry if this was answered somewhere else but it is not to clear to me what is needed. Here is my question - does the steering column angle need to be changed when doing an axle conversion on a '98/V6 (not sure on the axle but will likely go with springs). I've seen a few write ups about setting up a new fire wall plate/hole to change the angle. If so, how do you deal with all the wiring and making sure not to mess up the airbag. I'm talking with few shops to help with the work as I don't have the space or tools to do the job and some are saying they won't do the work due to liability issues with messing with the airbag wiring. Are there any other, reliable, alternatives? -Jason
You don't have to deal with any wiring or airbag stuff. The most important thing is to bungee cord the steering wheel to the grab handle so that it cannot spin around while the steering shaft is disconnected.

As far as the steering shaft, stock it has a little CV joint and points straight down to the steering rack. I took the CV joint apart and turned it into a simple u-joint so that it could point forward towards the new steering box. You'll need to fabricate up some sort of extension for your steering shaft, or get a nice custom shaft made up.

Later,
....Mike
 
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