We tightened the column clamp under the dash to secure the column's depth. At this point, you'll need to set up your new column linkage and cut your steering shaft to length. Once the column depth is set, install the U-joints on the column and the rack. Measure the distance from the face of each joint while they point at each other. Add 1 7/8 inches to this measurement to get the cut length for the included shaft. This ensures the shaft goes into each joint enough to fasten correctly. To install the shaft after being cut, slide the column out for clearance, then back down after you slip the shaft in.