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Knee hitting steering wheel

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by AviToyoTaco, Jun 1, 2021.

  1. Jun 1, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    AviToyoTaco

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    Is it just me or anyone else have this issue of knee hitting the steering wheel every time you get in? I have a 21 SR Double cab and wondering if there is a solution to it. Steering is titled all the way up. Other than adjusting the seat every time I get in and out, I don't know what else to do.
     
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  2. Jun 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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    anthemAnathema

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    They call that Taco Yoga, the only solution is to buy a different car that has a reasonable drivers seat config.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    kahanabob

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    my 2008 had the grab bar that i used to get in the saddle, now in my 2016 i had to adjust to life without it..
     
  4. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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    CT Yankee

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    Must be you. I don't have a problem. I doubt there's much difference between an AC and DC.
    Might want to consider changing how you hop up and into the seat.
     
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  5. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:36 AM
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    stevesnj

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    Doubt they make one for a Tacoma but a D wheel would work. Or find someone crafty to mod yours.

    upload_2021-6-1_14-34-45.jpg
     
  6. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Another 'no test drive' owner?

    Amazing.

    Maybe a flat bottom steering wheel?

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  7. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    3JOH22A

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    The clearance gain is unfortunately minimal with flat-bottomed steering wheels like this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/303995387029
     
  8. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    pushgears

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    Bang knee once? Shame on Taco.
    Bang it twice? Shame on you!
     
  9. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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    su.b.rat

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    this goes for every damn complaint on the truck. you don't like it? fix it!
     
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  10. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:44 AM
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    3JOH22A

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    I've hit the automatic high beam switch with my knee a few times, not enough to do something about it.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    71tattooguy

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    networkraptor

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    One thread about hitting your head when getting in the truck, this one talking about hitting knees on the wheel. Do ya'll just have no spacial awareness?
     
  13. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:52 AM
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    People will always have something to complain about :anonymous:
     
  14. Jun 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM
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    mrtonyd

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    move the seat back?
     
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  15. Jun 1, 2021 at 12:12 PM
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    Replace the seat with an office chair! Problem solved!
     
  16. Jun 1, 2021 at 12:16 PM
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  17. Jun 1, 2021 at 1:01 PM
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    I find it far worse trying to contort to get out from under the wheel than it is getting in.
     
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  18. Jun 1, 2021 at 1:09 PM
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    Rock Lobster

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    How are you adjusting your seat? You shouldnt have that problem if you are positioned correctly.

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  19. Jun 1, 2021 at 1:09 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    Grab the steering wheel with your left hand and lead with your rt leg and head. Your RT knee
    Angled under the wheel. If your leading with your butt your always going to hit as your
    Leg comes around. All about technique..
     
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  20. Jun 1, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    corrado-correr

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    amputate above the knee. problem solved.
     
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