SEMA 2012: Steering Solutions from Flaming River

When it comes to keeping musclecars, classics, and street rods on-course, Flaming River has things covered. Columns, racks, mounts, and electrical accessories are all on the menu, and at this year’s SEMA show we got a look at the latest hardware to keep your car on the straight and narrow. One of the highlights was their new-for-2013 Street Machine Tilt Column, which combines a ton of safety and convenience features into one part.

A glance through their website or catalog reveals just how extensive their line is, covering every variation you can think of:

  • Tilt or fixed wheel
  • Column mount ignition or dash key
  • Column or floor shift
  • Standard or collapsible column
  • Optional dimmer switch and cruise control fittings

Flaming River also offers their columns in a choice of mill finish, black powdercoat, or polished stainless.

Flaming River's collapsible safety columns use a section of the column with a precise laser-cut diamond pattern that allows the tube to fold up in a controlled manner in the event of a crash. The column can compress as much as 4 inches upon impact to help prevent injury. Take a close look and you can also see the neutral safety switch module to the left, which can be added to any column shift column.


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Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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