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Steering wheel time. *pics, WRX installed*


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#1 WJM

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 09:33 PM

I have been informed that any given impreza/legacy steering hub adapter will work on an EA82 car. I am going to try this tomorrow.

anyone else have stuff laying around and want to give that a whirl?

I got this a day or two ago:
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Going on the RX soon. :slobber:

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 10:48 PM

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#3 Qman

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 12:26 AM

Yes, that is true, The splines are the same.

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 09:15 AM

WHERE did you get that super, mega, ultra sweet steering wheel!!!!!!???!

I WANT ONE! :slobber::slobber::slobber:

#5 WJM

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 10:02 AM

Ebay. $48 after shipping.

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 10:56 AM

How is the build quality? I was looking at momo wheels around $200... $48 seems like a sensational price! Does it seem like a quality product? Leather feels like leather, etc?

#7 WJM

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 11:04 AM

I'll get it on the 28th, and I wil find out then.

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 12:04 PM

my blue one cost about the same. I got it mainly 'casue I didn't have tilt in the 80 wagon, and the wheel was a lot smaller.... kind of weird getting used to, especially w/o power steering.....

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 03:11 PM

So do you mean the STi wheel will bolt right to an EA82? If so IM IN!!!


WJM, i'll have to copy cat you, get me some pix after the install.

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#10 MorganM

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 05:30 PM

XT6 wheel still looks cooler! :brow:

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 06:44 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=7952455174

I bought that steering wheel. it's exactly the same as WJM's but has a cool bride logo instead of the STi logo... and it was only $16 :-p

#12 WJM

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 06:53 PM

that and its 320MM instead of 350. DAMNIT. I wanted t3h smallAr one.

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 07:13 PM

Where does the horn move to?

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 07:16 PM

Same place it was. The center. There is a horn button there.

I couldnt get my steering wheel off...so I am giving PB blaster a chance to do its magic and maybe loosen it for me...lol...it just wont come off the splines, the nut and all is off tho.

So...hopefully in the morning it will come off and I will see about this WRX one I have fitting.

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 09:54 PM

Will, put the nut back on. Only so the threads are covered. Take a couple of blows with your hands to the back side of the wheel and it should come off. If that doesn't work try a couple of light whacks with a hammer and a punch. This method requires two people though. One to pull up on the wheel and one to operate the hammer. Or, a steering wheel puller will do the trick in short order.

Good luck!

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 11:14 PM

What Qman said..My default DL steering wheel came off with a good tug (2 guys tugging) but the GL-10 column I have in now...that required me to break out the puller...

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 05:04 AM

I got a small 3" puller from Harbor Frieght for $3. It works great for steering wheels.

To Ebay I go!

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 05:07 AM

Oh, and one thing... are you guys using a hub or adapter of some sort with these steering wheels your getting?



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#19 WJM

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 07:11 AM

if the WRX one works good, I'll be getting a WRX hub adapter for use with this wheel.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 07:47 AM

PB blaster overnight poped right off.

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More later, off to work.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 08:10 AM

Ok, had to take the horn stuff out so it would fit, hince the stuff off the column and hanging...otherwise, fits fine. Still going to take it off and examine if there would be any other problems.

The wheel pictured is NOT mine, its Templars...im borrowing it since his WRX is down for all kinda of upgrades...its a Sparco 350MM wheel.

More to come...

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 08:20 AM

This is a direct bolt on for the Ea82 cars and the fitment listed is for a newer Impreza?

Am I reading this right?


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Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:26 AM

This is a direct bolt on for the Ea82 cars and the fitment listed is for a newer Impreza?

Am I reading this right?


Jay


the splines are the same, but I'm guessing how the horn stuff works isn't compatible, (espec. based on Wills last post....) I'm guessing that's why the adapter would be listed for the ea82.... but the splines are what matters the most so so happy "wheeling" :)

#24 WJM

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:30 AM

This is a direct bolt on for the Ea82 cars and the fitment listed is for a newer Impreza?

Am I reading this right?


Jay


Once you get the horn junk off, its a direct fit. I do have some concerns about how far the hub goes on the splines (aka the nut is jsut barely on there with all of its threads...going to look at that later tonight....)

Otherwise, Im sure a horn button is not hard to rig up, and otherwise its direct fit.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:15 PM

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