This cart entry is for Vorshlag's BMW Z3 Competition Steering Shaft Assembly. This can be used in the complete Vorshlag E36/Z3 LS1 Stage 0 engine swap kit, as well as BMW-powered Track Built Z3 cars. Assembly includes custom spline ChromeMoly Steel low profile needle bearing U-joints at both ends, a 2-piece collapsible double-D shaped intermediate shaft.
This is a bolt-on steering shaft assembly to replace the larger diameter aluminum steering shaft, "made for off-road use". The OEM shaft is not made to be used near an exhaust header, and it has a large rubber "rag joint" near the rack-and-pinion assembly and a large bellows near the firewall connection. These interfere with the full length headers in the Vorshlag LS1 swap kit, as well as dull the steering feel for track duty BMWs.
ALWAYS verify the spline count on your car's shaft ends before ordering. This replacement steering shaft uses our unique 17mm diameter / 54 spline U-joints on both ends. We have run into one non-North American market BMW customer with a manual rack in an E30 that had a 10-spline U-joint on one end. We do not make that U-joint, only this (much more common) 54 spline unit.