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Old 06-17-2007, 02:00 PM
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Default Aftermarket steering wheels?

im looking to change my steering wheel.

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dont like airbags
stock one flex's too much
stock one is too big

when i had my other 4th gen i changed the steering wheel to one of those kind with the flat bottoms. makes it easier to get in and out of the car.

i had one like this style:


how many of you guys have aftermarket steering wheels? if any show some pics
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I'd only get an afermarket steering wheel if I was heavy into racing (drag racing, competiton and etc) to they just take away from the interior beauty of the car.
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pointless if it isnt a track car
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i go through the canyons alot. interior beauty isnt a thing for me as you can see in the pics.

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i got a grant, actually selling, its grant with fbody hub. bolt on. let me know.
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Here is a pic of mine.

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I like the stock steering wheel, the aftermarket ones look like the ones for video games.
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Heres a picture of my aftermarket steering wheel in my 94 z28

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Here's mine.
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here's a pic of mine.
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I've considered it before (for the same reason, turning in the canyons) but decided to put money elsewhere...

If I got one it would be the Flaming Rivers "Waterfall" STYLE (maybe not that actual brand) and it would only happen if Twisted Machine made paddle shifting on a stock (non-aftermarket controlled tranny) car possible:





Here's more pics of the wheels I was considering:



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is it difficult to uninstall the factory wheel? i'm sure the new one isn't hard but with all the steering wheel wires and the air bag how much of a pain is it?
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Originally Posted by chadnol10
is it difficult to uninstall the factory wheel? i'm sure the new one isn't hard but with all the steering wheel wires and the air bag how much of a pain is it?
At first it took me exactly 30 min to pull the old factory one off and install the new one. But after doing it for a while. I can do it exactly in under 5min. It's very easy. Just remove the airbag. There should be one bolt-nut holding the wheel on. Unscrew that. Then take a steering wheel puller and it should come right off. It's very easy.
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are there horns on these aftermarket steering wheels?
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Originally Posted by detroit_903
At first it took me exactly 30 min to pull the old factory one off and install the new one. But after doing it for a while. I can do it exactly in under 5min. It's very easy. Just remove the airbag. There should be one bolt-nut holding the wheel on. Unscrew that. Then take a steering wheel puller and it should come right off. It's very easy.
What he said...very easy!
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Originally Posted by mycamaroSS
are there horns on these aftermarket steering wheels?
My horn works great with my Grant wheel. It took a little bit of work to get a good contact between the wire supplied in the adapter kit and the contact in the clock spring.
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^alright good..thanks
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aftermarket is so much better. the factory air bag just looks to big in there.
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How do you remove the airbag and do I have to do anything to make sure it doesn't go off? Sorry if this sounds stupid.
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Originally Posted by ProjectCamaro
How do you remove the airbag and do I have to do anything to make sure it doesn't go off? Sorry if this sounds stupid.
its not stupid at all, unplug the battery and let the car sit for atleast 5 min to let the derm discharge. just make sure if you have a theft lock on the car radio you pull the code or you will be making a trip to the dealer to get a code to unlock it.

theres diffrent kinds of clips or bolts that hold an air bag on, mine had 4 bolts from the back of the steering wheel, some just have springs clips that can be a bugger to get out sometimes.
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