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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Those with an Ididit tilt column....

I've been really contemplating a tilt column in my 68. I love my 15" wood wheel and don't want to switch to a smaller wheel... but leg room is just tight.

So my questions is: those with an ididit column... do you use the tilt only for getting in and out of the vehicle? Or is the angle of tilt comfortable to drive with the wheel upright?
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I put one in a '40 Ford sedan, and planning on one in a '64 Fairlane this winter. In the '40 it's nice to adjust it depending on the drive- the longer you go, the nicer it is to tilt it as you slouch deeper into the seat! lol. The Fairlane is smaller, so tilting getting in and out will be a nice addition. If you pull the trigger, DO NOT go with a Summit column- they're absolute junk! It took 3 before I finally made them send me an Ididit. The first 2 Summit brand columns actually fell apart before I even drove the car- the 3rd lasted about 6 miles. The Ididit was 10x the quality, easy to install and wire, and feels very solid while driving.
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I've been really contemplating a tilt column in my 68. I love my 15" wood wheel and don't want to switch to a smaller wheel... but leg room is just tight.

So my questions is: those with an ididit column... do you use the tilt only for getting in and out of the vehicle? Or is the angle of tilt comfortable to drive with the wheel upright?
Subscribing cuz I want tilt too. Don't think I want to mod a JY F150 tilt column like another vm'er did, considered Summit, or Scott Drake tilt. Then Flaming River, but in the back of my mind I'm always thinkin' - I know Ididit is the best of breed, is this the one place where you can feel that diff and it's worth it? You touch it, tilt it every day when you get in, if you're like me. I'd like to hear how people respond to you about their use...
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Also did you choose ididit GM or Ford steering wheel spline?
And why?
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I have an Ididit tilt wheel in my 68 fastback. I have the GM spline (necessary for the wiring package) and a MotoLita steering wheel. I love it!
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I have an Ididit tilt wheel in my 68 fastback. I have the GM spline (necessary for the wiring package) and a MotoLita steering wheel. I love it!
Do you drive with it "up"? or just use the tilt function to get in and out of the vehicle?
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Subscribing cuz I want tilt too. Don't think I want to mod a JY F150 tilt column like another vm'er did, considered Summit, or Scott Drake tilt. Then Flaming River, but in the back of my mind I'm always thinkin' - I know Ididit is the best of breed, is this the one place where you can feel that diff and it's worth it? You touch it, tilt it every day when you get in, if you're like me. I'd like to hear how people respond to you about their use...
Definitely worth the money for the quality columns.....I found this article while researching for my 56 F100 project.
https://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents/i...ng_Columns.pdf
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I put an ididit column in when I switched to rack and pinion. It's VERY nice. I'd recommend their stuff to anyone. The tilt is nice, though I rarely use it.


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Do you drive with it "up"? or just use the tilt function to get in and out of the vehicle?
I adjust the tilt to what I want when driving. I don't need it up to get in and out.

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I installed an Ididit tilt a few years ago and am quite happy with it and their support. I had an issue with the turn signal cancel cam and Ididit was very responsive and sent me a new cam harness. Because of the after market bucket seats I use the tilt function every time getting in and out as its very useful.

I think the issue I had may be because I am using a stock after market steering wheel. If I was to do it again I think I'd try the GM spline.
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I have an ididit tilt to go in my 68 fastback

I have 69 Mach one seats and the leg room and steering wheel angle is horrible. The column I am sure has been moved a bit for the R&P that was installed before my purchase

I am hoping the column sorts it

Best of luck woth your install
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I adjust the tilt to what I want when driving. I don't need it up to get in and out.
Good to hear. This is the info I was looking for.
My fear was that if I were to leave it in the up position (for comfort of getting in and out) it would feel like I was driving a school bus... With the steering wheel at a horizontal angle.
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I put an ididit column in when I switched to rack and pinion. It's VERY nice. I'd recommend their stuff to anyone. The tilt is nice, though I rarely use it.
Hey JB,

Do you ever steer with your knee for a minute? I'm constantly doing that and adjusting tilt down one click for that in my other cars. Do you have high bolster or stock flat seats?
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I have an Ididit tilt wheel in my 68 fastback. I have the GM spline (necessary for the wiring package) and a MotoLita steering wheel. I love it!
Hey Laurie,

Why is the gm spline needed for wiring? I thought they both were already converted to our specific ford connector so that they're 'plug-and-play'?

What is it that you love about it? Do you use the tilt often? Do you ever click it down so you can steer with your knee? How about up? Also, what kind of seats do you have? High side bolster or flat stock type seats?

In my other cars, I use tilt a lot, and since my column is a little jacked by a PO mod, I'd like to change it.
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Do you ever steer with your knee for a minute? I'm constantly doing that and adjusting tilt down one click for that in my other cars. Do you have high bolster or stock flat seats?


Very rarely, only to stay straight for a second I have standard seats, but Iím looking at getting something with bolsters in the future. I expect the tilt will really come in handy then.


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