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Old 03-17-2017, 05:03 PM   #381
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Thanks! I used the Grant 3196 installation kit. I could use an air bag however what you see on the steering wheel currently is just the cover theirs no air bag. i could purchase one for $250 but i'm good without it i don't street race plus its a weekend car not daily driver. i can tell you this that steering wheel feels good. I need the cage that houses the air bag so i can get the horn to work properly.

Did this method move the wheel closer to the driver? Ive been thinking of this idea for a couple weeks now and just now stumbled in on this thread. My plan is to use a 2017 Corvette or D shaped Camaro wheel in my 1991 Camaro. I do not care about the air bag at all. I also do not want to take the column apart to swap shafts since my car has 50K miles on it and I dont want to make permanent changes to it.
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[QUOTE=BOTTLEDZ28;19565817]Did this method move the wheel closer to the driver? Ive been thinking of this idea for a couple weeks now and just now stumbled in on this thread. My plan is to use a 2017 Corvette or D shaped Camaro wheel in my 1991 Camaro. I do not care about the air bag at all. I also do not want to take the column apart to swap shafts since my car has 50K miles on it and I dont want to make permanent changes to

Yes it moves torwrds you by very little maybe by and im guessing about 1 inch but maybe less. It does feel way better i am so glad i got done, it feels like a new car, well my entire front end is new except the front shocks but the car feels more direct and the wheel just gives it that perfect feel. The old one was to thin and it flexed i hated that.
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:36 AM   #383
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So I have literally read through all 20 pages of this thread and there's quite a bit of impressive information here. I'm thinking of taking this project on myself, only I also want radio controls to work. Here's the issue though. My 99 Z28 didn't come factory with the radio controls.

I know I will need a clock spring from an 00 - 02 F-Body with radio controls. Will there be any additional wiring necessary for the radio controls to work (besides the adapter modules that LT4-Vert used inside his wheel to get his to work, I am speaking more so wiring that didn't come with my car out of the factory since it didn't have radio controls.)

I've been reading in and out of the process to actually remove the steering shaft and the steering knuckle but still not 100% clear. It "SOUNDS" like there's going to be alot of small pieces everywhere. How difficult was it to remove the steering shaft? Also the process of removing the steering knuckle, when you say its tedious, is there any way that any of this stuff can be installed improperly and misalign the wheel?.

Also, where did you guys source your Airbag Covers from? They seem to come with the Airbag intact and that seems to cost more than the steering wheel itself. Cheapest I could find is $350...
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:20 AM   #384
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so... in regards to the radio controls i may have found a new angle to look into there... some c5 vette guys have managed to take c6 clocksprings and addapt them to work with c5 controls... not sure how that would translate to an f-body but it is something to look into.
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also as for the airbag thing, good luck on that lol, I begged gm just to send me the cover and they wouldnt. Also to be fair now seeing how it was set up it would be a pain to mount without the bag.
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