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Old 06-29-2014, 02:58 PM
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Default #446 steering wheel / what fits?

Looking for a 14" steering wheel and found a new FFR wheel. See photo on how the bolt holes line up with the drawing I was provided. Might be 1/32" off on the top two holes?? Will this steering wheel work without modification? I'd like to know before I agree to purchase it.



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Old 06-29-2014, 03:28 PM
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If your dimensions are correct; it won't fit. You will definitely see 1/32".

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You're using countersunk head screws? They will scream out at you that there's misalignment there.
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As soon as Bob returns from vacation, ask him if they will fashion a quick release hub that fits the wheel of your choosing (that you send to him). Having a QR hub on your car makes a lot of things easier. If you're lucky, they might be able to bang it out for you at a reasonable cost.
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I wonder if there would be any harm in simply running 4 bolts? If a Grant wheel only uses 3, is 6 or even 9 overkill on a street car? I like the idea of a quick release and then the resultant possibility of keeping a 15" steering wheel. I'm a 6'3" 190 lb driver.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:52 AM
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I wonder if there would be any harm in simply running 4 bolts? If a Grant wheel only uses 3, is 6 or even 9 overkill on a street car? I like the idea of a quick release and then the resultant possibility of keeping a 15" steering wheel. I'm a 6'3" 190 lb driver.
Unless you are in some way handicapped, you do not need a QR to get in and out of the car (I'm 6'4" 190 and I have no trouble getting in or out, even with the top up). The QR is a real benefit though to working under the dash. Plus, it's pretty good security to just remove your wheel. It's also nice to be able to adjust the configuration of the wheel so you see exactly what you want on the dash (or to make it straight up and down, which blocks everything). That's why I got my QR. Oh and the one time I was driving somebody who was already a little nervous, and at a stoplight, while we were not moving, I pulled the wheel off, held it up and yelled "OH NOOO!" Yes, the passenger, forgetting that we were not moving, screamed as well.
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Car finally arrived and the 15" wheel is fine! I have just enough room for me leg between the wheel and the shift lever in first gear, and getting in/out is fine. I'll keep the wheel I have.
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Car finally arrived and the 15" wheel is fine! I have just enough room for me leg between the wheel and the shift lever in first gear, and getting in/out is fine. I'll keep the wheel I have.
Glad it's fine. If you do decide later that you need a bit more thigh room you can see if the steering wheel and column can be shimmed up higher. I have myla ter model ERA in the non-shimmed position but there is room to raise it 1/2 inch or more with shims if I needed to.
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