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RACING STEERING WHEELS!?!?!?!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by LilRedYota, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    LilRedYota

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    hey anyone have any suggestions for a racing steering wheel? i wanna put one in my truck but idk whats good.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    mjp2

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    You won't find any bolt-on options. Since airbags became standard on vehicles, steering wheel manufacturers stopped advertising/offering bolt-on solutions.

    You'll need to fabricate your own custom adapter to fit your steering column shaft. Easiest option is to remove your stock steering wheel, cut out the center, and weld the steering wheel manufacturer's mounting plate to it.

    Sparco, MOMO, Grant, etc. all make nice products.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  4. Feb 18, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    You'll lose your airbag... so it's your choice. Most of them are designed to be used along with a 5-pt. harness, so the airbag isn't really needed. I've been helping a friend with putting one in his car, and it hasn't been easy. There's a lot of custom fab work that goes into it.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    bullshit

    my tacoma
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    Personal wood grain on a personal hub, use a hub for an AE86 corolla or a 3rd gen 4runner, you have to remove the clock spring fyi

    and yes I did just take this picture
     
  6. Feb 18, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    what Kyle said, minus the bullshit... haha

    Johnny on CT has a steering wheel on his first gen dcab... he used the hub for a corolla too...

    but he also has seats and harnesses
     
  7. Feb 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    That's huge information. Thanks for posting, give or take the bullshit.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    Sorry for the bullshit comment, I had had a few. Ya honestly if you just search ebaymotors for 4runner hub you can find quite a few options. I was lucky enough to have a past love for sport compacts and euros and my buddy had a few hubs for me to try out.

    step by step intructions. This is for a 1996 tacoma

    1. disconnect battery

    2. remove airbag, use a T27 torx bit, disconnect electrical connectors

    3. center steering wheel

    4. remove steering wheel nut

    5. use steering wheel puller to remove wheel. FYI you can rent one from autozone, or your own local auto parts store for about ten bucks

    6. remove clock spring, remember you will lose function of your horn and you will not have an air bag. Also, your SRS light will remain on in your cluster

    7. install your new/used steering wheel hub

    8. install your new/used steering wheel to hub

    9. torque steering shaft nut

    10. enjoy, and throw away your old stuff, or keep it, what ever you want to do is up to you

    Disclaimer: what you do to your own vehicle is your problem not mine, if you break something then its up to you to fix it. It is illegal to remove your airbag. Preform modifications at your own risk

    thanks and have a nice day
     
  9. Feb 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    post pics when/if you do it!
     
  10. Feb 19, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    look at post #6
     
  11. Feb 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    i meant the op post pics if he does it
     
  12. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    I'll be trying this on my '06 this year. Fingers are crossed that Toyota kept the same design!
     
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