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Have a new aftermarket wheel in your room you want to install, but don't know exactly how? Watch, Read, and Learn. 1. Locate steering wheel. 2. Take your small screwdriver and pop the H emblem off the wheel. 3. Locate the steering wheel nut. 19mm ...
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|09-06-2006, 08:21 PM||#1|
How To: Install an aftermarket steering wheel.
Have a new aftermarket wheel in your room you want to install, but don't know exactly how? Watch, Read, and Learn.
1. Locate steering wheel.
2. Take your small screwdriver and pop the H emblem off the wheel.
3. Locate the steering wheel nut. 19mm or 13/16".
4. Find the appropriate socket/extention
5. Zip it out with an impact gun if you've got one. The reason I say use this is because you don't have to worry about the wheel moving very much as you rip the nut off, as opposed to useing a hand-powered ratchet.
6. If the nut doesnt come out in the socket, it'll just sit there like yay:
7. Then go ahead and pull the wheel off.
8. *edited* nvm.
9. Slip on the new hub.
10. Bolt down the new steering wheel nut. Connect your horn wire, etc and line up the wheel.
*Note*. When you slide the new hub in, hold the steering wheel up to it(with the wheel in the appropriate position(i.e. vertical) and see if the hub is on right. look at your tires. make sure it's straight unless you wanna live with a crooked wheel...
11. After you've lined up the screw holes on the wheel/hub, and have made sure the hub, wheel, and screws are correctly lined up.
And there you have it. Youv'e completed your wheel install. Good for you! Now your car is more jDm than ever.
Look how much smaller my newly installed wheel is. FYI it's a 11" wheel.
Thanks for reading my post. Hopefully someone will enjoy looking at the pictures if nothing else.
Comments welcome, and don't forget to check my sig for other writeups i've made!
Last edited by Andrew; 10-30-2006 at 11:26 AM.
|09-08-2006, 04:06 PM||#4|
That looks like one of those cheap ebay wheels. How is the build quality on it? I was thinking of getting one of them, but I'm hesitant since the real ones cost so goddamn much ($150-200 for a steering wheel?!?!). It seems like a steering wheel should be a steering wheel. I don't see how you're paying for anything besides brand name, but hey, I could be wrong.
|09-08-2006, 04:52 PM||#5|
No, I don't think you are wrong.
It is in fact an Ebay steering wheel. search for a bride steering wheel. I think it's about $25 and about that same price for a hub, so expect to be into it about $50.
It feels.... GREAT. it feels like real leather. I don't think i'd ever pay close to $200 for a wheel, when you can buy relativly nice ones for under $100.
|09-09-2006, 06:35 AM||#7|
Nope. I wanna say it's 305mm. which comes out to 11.somethin"
It feels like a go-kart.
I can turn it NOT MOVING with one hand, just by palming it, so I'd imagine driving it would be a snap.
|10-02-2006, 09:25 AM||#9|
nice write up, justa little piece of extra info. once you losen the nut on the wheel, leve it stil on the thread a couple of turns, then yank, coz if you dont the wheel can suddenly come loose and with out the nut theres nothing to stop your nose from ending up flattter than road kill.
|10-29-2006, 05:27 AM||#12|
|10-29-2006, 08:14 PM||#14|
|06-08-2007, 01:02 AM||#16|
Hey, great writeup!
Quick question, could one still use the NRG quick-lock system with this setup, or must it be a quick-release hub?
Is that cheaper ebay wheel/hub comobo a quick-release system?
If so, I'm sold. If not, I'd rather pay more money for the whole NRG quick-lock/release setup...
Awesome writeup though, very easy to understand!
|06-08-2007, 08:18 AM||#17|
Hmm... I really don't know that much about the quick-lock stuff. I'd assume it's a standard 6 bolt system, but go on NRG's website and see if it's universally compatable.
Thanks for the comments!
|06-08-2007, 05:23 PM||#18|
No problem man, it's quite simple to follow!
Yeah NRG's website is kinda vague, so I threw a post on here because it would seem someone here has got the know-how or knowledge to answer such a noob question!
The website says it will work with any kind of quick-release system, so I'm guessing the cheapo ebay unit isn't quick release, so it likely won't work.
I definitely need a smaller steering wheel (6'4", mostly legs ) but the legroom I have is great! My knees just hit the wheel often, and also having the NRG lock would be great as an added security measure to protect my vulnerable CRX out in the open parking lots of these United States!
|06-11-2007, 09:02 AM||#23|
I think the previous owners of my car were dumbasses...I have an aftermarket steering wheel that says "GT" and has a button on it that doesn't honk...instead I have a big ugly ass yellow button mounted next to the wheel a little lower on the right that's my custom horn lmao UGLY. That, and I have to return my turn signal switch manually every time I turn. I think one of the allen nuts is stripped so I can't even replace it that easily.
I like the way the wheel looks tho! Tan color matches the interior and it's real small makes sharp turning a breeze. Hell one day I might wire up the wheel button to activate a nitrous oxide system that'd be some F&F shit right there.
Last edited by 93civicracer; 06-11-2007 at 09:05 AM.
|06-11-2007, 09:34 AM||#25|
Last edited by 93civicracer; 06-11-2007 at 09:37 AM.
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