Hi, I need some help with my project. I am in Germany and don't have the mopar experience of you guys, nor the junk yards and parts supply to experiment myself.... My 73 Charger has an exhaust clearance problem, after fixing the rear trans mount, the engine moved a few millimeter towards the driver side and the cast iron exhaust manifold (casting# 2861861, probably not the correct part) now hits the stock steering coupler (the "pot type" coupler, not the hockey puck rag joint, don't have that). I would need the uppper edge of the coupler sitting about 1/2 inch lower towards the box to clear the exhaust. As the steering gear is anyway worn out and puking oil, I plan to put the Borgeson steering gear in http://www.borgeson.com/xcart/product.php?productid=1748&cat=148&page=1 . Done a lot of research (pitman arms, hydraulic fittings, etc.) and have the following issue: If I take the Bergman coupler https://bergmanautocraft.com/product/direct-fit-steering-coupler/ to avoid cutting the steering shaft, I don't solve my clearance problem as the Bergman coupler seems to be extended downwards where it mates the steering gear. That means, the upper part of the coupler is in the same position like factory and will still hit the exhaust. If I use the Borgeson Mopar coupler http://www.borgeson.com/xcart/product.php?productid=1724 , then I will have to cut and drill my stock steering shaft. As this is non reversible, I absolutely hate to do it. Besides, my guts feeling is that the mounting method (coupler to round shaft) with 3 drilled holes and roll pins might be a bit weak. I am sure that Borgeson knows well what they are doing, but if you ever had to manueuvre that car into a parking with a dead engine like I did, you know which extreme force at the steering wheel is required to get the wheels turning, even while the car is pushed and moving. Now my question: The factory column shaft has a collapsible design and from the drawings it seems the connection between both parts of the shaft is a DD shaped section. Which size is it? Is it possible to replace the lower part of the shaft with a (1" DD tube + 3/4" DD shaft) combination http://www.borgeson.com/xcart/product.php?productid=994&cat=4&page=1 that is cut to length. It would save that original lower part from being cut and I would keep it in a safe place for a possible change back to factory setup? The DD tube would slide over the upper part of the original shaft and the DD solid shaft mounts to the coupler which sits on the steering box. It could prevent my original shaft from being cut, get the clearance to the exhaust and have peace of mind as I believe the DD connections seem to hold more force than the 3 rollpins which I am afraid to shear off. Stupid idea? How would you solve it? Use the Bergman coupler and shim the box on the K-member to an angle to clear the exhaust? Sorry, for the long text, wanted to be as clear as possible, and thanks in advance for your help! Bernhard.