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Old 01-31-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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aftermarket steering wheel setup

What are you guys/ girls running and how did you close the open gap from the steering wheel column, if any? What are your setups as far as horn function and criuse control goes etc.

I just installed a really cheap ebay wheel and I am amazed how cool this thing is. Its not bad at all, I only had to file the inside of the its hub a bit to fit right, but other than that peice of cake! Drives so much better now!
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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Re: aftermarket steering wheel setup

do you have a pic of your new steering wheel? i wanted to replace mine on my 99 because it started looking bad.. i had to put a ford steering wheel cover over it haha
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Not great pics, it's dark out now... I just have to cover up the open steering column now. I hear a painted turtle wax lid looks ok. Tht sounds kinda ghetto tho..
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Not great pics, it's dark out now... I just have to cover up the open steering column now. I hear a painted turtle wax lid looks ok. Tht sounds kinda ghetto tho..
Oh wow that looks pretty clean? You said you bought it off eBay? How much?
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It was a combo (jdm brand) 55 bucks out the door. You can prob buy them seperate and get a better deal...

Check this one out, 35 bucks

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=47450552742
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What happens to your cruise controls?
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What happens to your cruise controls?
Whatever you want needs to be rewired and possibly repositioned. I never use my cc so I'm not going to bother.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:18 AM   #8
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I was looking into getting a steering wheel It's not the work I'm scared of but on the 2001 is the airbag in it. Also what a good thing to look for when buying one
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I was looking into getting a steering wheel It's not the work I'm scared of but on the 2001 is the airbag in it. Also what a good thing to look for when buying one
So your scared of the airbag deploying or your scared of not having an airbag? I don't get what your saying...

If you dont know what your doing dont mess with with it, those airbags are dangerous. I'm glad my airbag is off now.
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I'm not sure if it has the airbag and don't want it to go off
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The air bag isn't just gonna go off it needs a signal sent to it. You can pretty much do anything you want to it and it won't go off unless the inertia switch is set witch I don't see happening unless your taking it out wile your driving.lol
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I'm not sure if it has the airbag and don't want it to go off
Your not sure if your car has an airbag? Haha

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The air bag isn't just gonna go off it needs a signal sent to it. You can pretty much do anything you want to it and it won't go off unless the inertia switch is set witch I don't see happening unless your taking it out wile your driving.lol
I somewhat agree with you. The proper proceedure is to disconnect the battery for at least ten min before working on our srs system. It doesn't take much to ignite the squib. Last thing you want is one of those Dang things blowing up in your face.

But this guy doesn't even know if his 2001 has airbags... I don't think he should work on his own car at all at this point. Have a trained professional do it, or get proper training before you go tinkering around on your car. It's dangerous and you can harm yourself and others if you don't know what your doing.
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Well I mean I just like knowing all the step or set up. Everything I have done has had a diagrams and i have done a lot of work on my car so i would like it. I just wanted someone experience with someone who has done it
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Well I mean I just like knowing all the step or set up. Everything I have done has had a diagrams and i have done a lot of work on my car so i would like it. I just wanted someone experience with someone who has done it
I get what your saying. But if you can't tell if you have airbags then don't bother working on cars man.
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Every mustang since 89 has a airbag unless somone took it out it should say srs(supplement restraint system) somwhere on the dash or wheel
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What the best kind of steering wheel. I seen the ones on America muscle and they are 200 plus the wheel hub. The ones on ebay are cheaper but is this one you should spend more or can you go cheap?
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A great replacement wheel is the fr500 wheel (think that's what its called) black in colour, uses stock srs system is similar to the stock (sn95) wheel but has thicker padded rim, better quality and feels firmer. Also you keep the cruise. I haven't seen them in awhile tho... hope there still being made.
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Re: aftermarket steering wheel setup

you may wish to check with your insurance, if your car originally has air bags and now they dont (even if its just one side) and you get into an accident they may drop you and not cover you
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The fr500 wheels are pretty nice (very expensive). But they are just as big as the stock ones. Kinda defeats the purpose for me.. 320mm is personally a good size for my needs...

Momo is good, sparco, or grant is the way i'd go if i had the money. I went with this ebay wheel because it was so cheap if it didn't work out so what. Worked out great, i'm really impressed. And i'm not the type of guy that throws just anything in my cobra if you know what i mean.

If you want instructions to take off your wheel here you go....

http://www.americanmuscle.com/fr500-...l-install.html

As for the install, your prob going to have to take your clock spring off unless you can find a wheel that accomodates that. Then if you want your horn and cc functions you'll have to rewire them to work.

REMEMBER! To disconnect the battery for at least ten min before working on srs.

Good luck

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A great replacement wheel is the fr500 wheel (think that's what its called) black in colour, uses stock srs system is similar to the stock (sn95) wheel but has thicker padded rim, better quality and feels firmer. Also you keep the cruise. I haven't seen them in awhile tho... hope there still being made.
Just saw that they sell the fr500 steering wheels on AM still. They are cheaper than i thought.
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The fr500 wheels are pretty nice (very expensive). But they are just as big as the stock ones. Kinda defeats the purpose for me.. 320mm is personally a good size for my needs...

Momo is good, sparco, or grant is the way i'd go if i had the money. I went with this ebay wheel because it was so cheap if it didn't work out so what. Worked out great, i'm really impressed. And i'm not the type of guy that throws just anything in my cobra if you know what i mean.

If you want instructions to take off your wheel here you go....

http://www.americanmuscle.com/fr500-...l-install.html

As for the install, your prob going to have to take your clock spring off unless you can find a wheel that accomodates that. Then if you want your horn and cc functions you'll have to rewire them to work.

REMEMBER! To disconnect the battery for at least ten min before working on srs.

Good luck

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Just saw that they sell the fr500 steering wheels on AM still. They are cheaper than i thought.
Was the eBay one smaller and does it feel better to drive?
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I bought a 320mm wheel. It makes the car much easier to drive. More control, and less motion to make turns. Feels alot tighter. Its not much smaller than the stock wheel. I was just driving it, feels freakin awsome.
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Hey guys do you guys know if a ebay 320mm steering wheel with hub will fit my gt i cant seem to find one for a gt it says non gt but

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Not great pics, it's dark out now... I just have to cover up the open steering column now. I hear a painted turtle wax lid looks ok. Tht sounds kinda ghetto tho..
Hey man is your car a gt ? And wich ebay steering wheel hub would fit?
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Did you have to remove your clock spring
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Did you remove your clock spring
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Running momo wheel here with ngr quick release. Yes you remove the steering clock.


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6 cylinder and 8 cylinder new edges have the same wheel Hub. It will fit as long as it's made for 94-04 body style.


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Very nice thx I'm in the process of doing my steering wheel change along with inceptor swap
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Running momo wheel here with ngr quick release. Yes you remove the steering clock.


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I like that. That is a much cleaner look. I like my cruise control though. I would have to fabricate a box to house the controls somewhere else.

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