DriveTite Exterior Kit

DriveTite Exterior (Legacy) Kit – VR296

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Product Description

The mission of the DriveTite product line is simple: provide easy installation and a pristine view. DriveTite Exterior takes this to an entirely new level.

Using a simple Tensioning Screw, the Barrel Fitting mounts to the surface of nearly any post. This means you can now mount cable railing to solid posts at least 2 1/2″ thick, or to hollow posts with as little as 1 1/2″ of mounting material. Best of all, DriveTite Exterior doesn’t require a single bore hole. The only drilling necessary is an ⅛” pilot hole. Finish your project off with the sleek Exterior Cover, then sit back and enjoy the view.

The DriveTite Exterior Kit includes everything needed to tension one end of cable on either an angled or level run. The following components, custom manufactured from premium marine-grade 316 stainless steel, are included in the kit:

1 – Tensioning Screw (VR364)
1 – Barrel Fitting (VR360S)
1 – Cable Stop (VR312)
1 – DriveTite Exterior Cover (VR341)
2 oz – Screw Wax

Additionally, a tube of silicon is provided for securing the Exterior Cover to the post.

We highly recommend using the DriveTite Exterior Installation Kit to install DriveTite Exterior. The DriveTite Installation Kit includes several tools that will ease your installation.

We advise putting a cable every 3 1/8″, as we’ve found that this spacing (when combined with a structural wood post placed every 4 feet), allows for minimal cable deflection and keeps you within the common 4″ sphere rule for code compliance. If your overall system height is 36″ tall, typically a 10 pack for each post is required (depending on your handrail setup, it might be less). For 39″ systems purchase an 11 pack, and for 42″ systems purchase a 12 pack.

Installation Guide

Click on the image below to view our DriveTite Exterior installation guide.

Front of drivetite exterior installation guide


Completed Projects

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    Product Q&A

    Todd Shumaker
    2 years 2 months ago

    what is the diameter of the surface cover piece? Is this product used with 5/32″ stainless steel cable?

    2 years 2 months ago


    The Surface Cover has an outside diameter of .675 inches. Please let us know if you have any more questions.

    Bruno Lotti
    1 year 11 months ago

    what is the length of the surface cover

    1 year 10 months ago

    Thanks for the question. The Surface Cover is 1″ long.
    Let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    Captain Ronald Dull
    1 year 5 months ago

    what is the length of the tensoning screw?

    1 year 5 months ago

    Hi Ron,

    The mounting screw is 2-1/2″. If you have additional questions, please give our team a call at 1 (866) 226-6536.

    The StairSupplies Support Team

    11 months 20 days ago

    I am trying to determine how many packs of the DriveTite Surface Kit – VR296 I will need. I have 4 post in an l shape, with three post in a row then the 4th at 90 degrees to the 3rd post.

    11 months 18 days ago

    Shane, thanks for the question.

    I checked with our sales manager and he said it depends on the height of the posts. If they are 36″ you’ll need a 10-pack; if they are 39″ you’ll need 11 kits and if it’s 42″ you would need 12 packs.

    I hope that helps.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Susan Bailey
    10 months 13 days ago

    If I order too many of these, can we return them?

    10 months 20 hours ago

    Thanks for the question Susan,



    StairSupplies Customer Support

    4 months 25 days ago

    The cable wedges are a pain to install and I’ve wasted around 5 before installing two sets of cables. Do you have an easier to install wedges or can I order just extra wedges?

    4 months 16 days ago

    Thanks for contacting us.

    I’m sorry you’ve been having trouble with the cable wedges. We’ve moved away from the cable wedges and our new DriveTite systems don’t use them anymore. If you still want to order some extras you can find them on our website.

    4 months 8 days ago

    I need to know how many of each part I may need.
    I have 12 foot tall green wall 13 feet wide and want to do them 18 inches apart for vines to run.
    Thanks Adam

    4 months 2 days ago

    Thanks for the question Adam.

    The DriveTite Exterior Kit includes everything needed to tension one end of cable on either an angled or level run. So you would need a 2pk for each run of cable – 18″ spacing doesn’t divide equally, but I’m guessing you’ll want either 8 or 9 2pks. They’re also available in 10pks.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    3 months 4 days ago

    What is the max gauge cable can this handle? I am looking for a tension device that can accommodate 1/4 inch cable into wood posts.

    1 month 7 days ago

    Hi Matt,

    Our DriveTite system only handles a 5/32″ cable.

    StairSupplies Customer Support