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Steering wheel time. *pics, WRX installed*


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#26 WJM

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:19 PM

so i must be loosing my mind.

I was laughing to hard at the end I could not breathe and I was crying. :eek:

uperSportGuy550: that looks cool
WJM Rallye Sport: yep
SuperSportGuy550: what the ring on top for?
WJM Rallye Sport: feels elventy billion 10900000000000002390756123561809765018746501 times bettAr than stock.
WJM Rallye Sport: rung?
WJM Rallye Sport: where?
WJM Rallye Sport: ring*
SuperSportGuy550: on top the steering wheel
WJM Rallye Sport: the yellow stripe?
WJM Rallye Sport: lets you know you are back to center
WJM Rallye Sport: never seen the WRC/
WJM Rallye Sport: ?
WJM Rallye Sport: race's?
WJM Rallye Sport: i guess not....
WJM Rallye Sport: lool
SuperSportGuy550: ya I just always wondered
SuperSportGuy550: as I know when I am back to center
WJM Rallye Sport: you can see it w/out really looking
WJM Rallye Sport: its really to let you know if everything is 100% with the car
WJM Rallye Sport: aka
WJM Rallye Sport: i if the car is going stright but the wheel it not back to center...problem
SuperSportGuy550: lol
WJM Rallye Sport: if wheel to cetner...car not...problem
WJM Rallye Sport: see?
WJM Rallye Sport: see
SuperSportGuy550: see thats a reason
WJM Rallye Sport: there it is
WJM Rallye Sport: Center-ation.
WJM Rallye Sport: lol
WJM Rallye Sport: ha
WJM Rallye Sport: done
WJM Rallye Sport: next Q.
WJM Rallye Sport: lol
SuperSportGuy550: the telling you when its back to center doesn't make sense to me
WJM Rallye Sport: *sigh*
WJM Rallye Sport: well
WJM Rallye Sport: it does
WJM Rallye Sport: lol
WJM Rallye Sport: to me
WJM Rallye Sport: and wvery other race car driver out there
SuperSportGuy550: but if the wheels are turned
WJM Rallye Sport: even ppl just use some tape for temp on the stock wheels at autox's and such
WJM Rallye Sport: ?
SuperSportGuy550: nevermind
WJM Rallye Sport: ??????
WJM Rallye Sport: ???
WJM Rallye Sport: ??
WJM Rallye Sport: ?????\
SuperSportGuy550: I'm just saying how do you know the wheels are straght?
WJM Rallye Sport: they are supposed to be stright when the line is at the top.
WJM Rallye Sport: thats why the line is there
WJM Rallye Sport: get it?
SuperSportGuy550: but we have like 3 turns lock to lock
WJM Rallye Sport: 3.7
SuperSportGuy550: so the ring will be on top 3 times
WJM Rallye Sport: REAL race cars only have about 1.5 to 2 turns
SuperSportGuy550: and thats what I don't get
WJM Rallye Sport: usualyl 1.75 or so
WJM Rallye Sport: ?
SuperSportGuy550: see I could see that
WJM Rallye Sport: see
WJM Rallye Sport: in real racing conditions, you are not going to use all of that input unless you are on the WRC
WJM Rallye Sport: or MAYBE autox.
WJM Rallye Sport: only few times are you going to use the whole lock to lock on autox.
SuperSportGuy550: so you're saying that its a rice part unless we get some quick steering racks :-)
WJM Rallye Sport: usually only 60% of it...still, we need faster racks.
WJM Rallye Sport: an on a race track, it would almost be best to have 4 turns lock to lock...WAY more precise input for road course.
WJM Rallye Sport: when you get to talking atuox and WRC...thats when you need the 1 or 1.5 turns lock to lock
WJM Rallye Sport: imagine ONE ************ing turn...lock to lock
WJM Rallye Sport: MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH
SuperSportGuy550: ya
SuperSportGuy550: it'd be great
WJM Rallye Sport: 1/2 TUNR LOCK TO LOCK
WJM Rallye Sport: !:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!``!!!
SuperSportGuy550: that might be a bit much
WJM Rallye Sport: no
WJM Rallye Sport: what about 1/4 turn lock to lock!
WJM Rallye Sport: or how about ZERO LOCK TO LOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
WJM Rallye Sport: INSTANT URNING!!!
SuperSportGuy550: dude
WJM Rallye Sport: LOL
ROFL
LAMO
LKASDHlkdhgosnfdbjks nf
SuperSportGuy550: how about just turn with ones mind
SuperSportGuy550: you could just think
WJM Rallye Sport: YES!!!!@12!!
WJM Rallye Sport: doo
WJM Rallye Sport: im lafing so ************ng hard
WJM Rallye Sport: i cant seer.
WJM Rallye Sport: lol
WJM Rallye Sport: ma
WJM Rallye Sport: oh man
WJM Rallye Sport: dood
WJM Rallye Sport: LOL

SuperSportGuy550: lol



#27 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:51 PM

What hub adapter did you use? Or did it come with the steering wheel?

I found a wheel for $40 but i dont want to get it if I gotta buy a $150 adapter.

The wheel looks good, but doesnt look like the pic in the 1st thread.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:11 PM

based on what I've found, you can get an adapter for about $60.. coupled with my $40 steering wheel that's still more than $100 less than just a MOMO wheel w/o adapter

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:18 PM

thats not the one he got from Ebay, thats a sparco 350mm one

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:38 AM

I barrowed Templar's SParco 250MM one with the WRX hub adapter as stated before to test the fitment. You can get the 7306 (impreza) hub adapter for $60 from anywhere...or boxer4racing.com.

the 7303 is the one for the Leones...but is very hard to find and I think no longer avalible.

The only reason I used that wheel is to test the fitment of the Impreza hub adapter, as stated before.

#31 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:46 PM

Sorry, there was too much B.S to read through, so i skipped a few reply's.

So the WRX and the Leone adapter are the same tho right? So i dont need to worry about 7303 only 7306.

And $60 isnt bad, i think i know what my next interior mod will be :)

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 03:08 PM

Sorry, there was too much B.S to read through, so i skipped a few reply's.

So the WRX and the Leone adapter are the same tho right? So i dont need to worry about 7303 only 7306.

And $60 isnt bad, i think i know what my next interior mod will be :)

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the splines are the same.... I'm sure there is some subtle difference, or they'd be the same part no.

#33 WJM

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 03:13 PM

yes yes...same splines...the little difference is the horn stuff...

#34 WJM

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 04:54 PM

and last I checked you have to buy a wheel with an adapter.

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 05:06 PM

I'm confused, I thought original post was about STI wheel on EA-82. Isn't this wheel on a EA-81? Does that mean even a Brat can have a STI steering wheel:brow: . GaryPosted Image[/QUOTE]

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 05:59 PM

As for the horn, my DL I used a red push button switch from Radio Shack (3$) and mounted it to the dash. Worked good and no more blowing the horn while offroading. :brow:

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 07:03 PM

you don't need to buy a wheel with an adapter. it is certainly an option to buy a wheel and then an adapter later. I bought the wheel because I thought it was a really good deal.. I'm gonna buy an adapter later.

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 11:07 PM

yes, Gen1/Gen2vehicles have interchangeable steering wheels. the blue wheel in the pic was one I got on eBay. it's not a MOMO, just a "clone" that uses the MOMO 6 bolt pattern. I also got the MOMO adapter off eBay.


I'm confused, I thought original post was about STI wheel on EA-82. Isn't this wheel on a EA-81? Does that mean even a Brat can have a STI steering wheel:brow: . GaryPosted Image



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Posted 08 March 2005 - 11:40 AM

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


I just got the "bride" steering wheel too :brow:
How do you like yours? Good build quality?

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 01:37 PM

Anyone Looking for steering wheel adapters for Subarus here's the buy it now auction. :)

9 left

http://cgi.ebay.com/...sspagename=WD1V

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 01:27 PM

<thread resurrection>
I just installed a momo-style steering wheel on my XT Turbo.

Just so you all know, the XT has DIFFERENT SPLINES than the other EA82 cars. The 6306 adapter does not fit, and it's very likely that the 6303 will not fit an XT either. I had a muffler shop weld my steering wheel spline to the adapter to make a custom adapter.

Here are pics!

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It really makes the interior look racy. Also, it is considerably smaller than the stock XT wheel, (320 mm vs. 350 mm) so steering feels quicker. The flip side is that without power steering, parking is even harder than before. I'm going to get huge forearms driving this thing....
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 01:51 PM

nice mod. get help. :)

so i must be loosing my mind.

I was laughing to hard at the end I could not breathe and I was crying. :eek:



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Posted 30 December 2005 - 02:36 PM

Cool. That makes 3 of us now.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 07:48 PM

did i get the right one
http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=8025343741

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 07:52 PM

did i get the right one
http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=8025343741


Meaning...the 7306 will work on an XT. Someone didnt try hard enough methinks...;)

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 12:59 AM

Meaning...the 7306 will work on an XT. Someone didnt try hard enough methinks...;)


LOL maybe - update us if it works! Although certainly, the 7306 I have was too small to fit on the splines... I have the sore back to prove it :D

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 06:08 PM

I personally like the XT steering wheel a whole lot, but I can at least understand you not wanting to look at cruise buttons when you don't have cruise :)

Oh well, hope you like it. Now we need to talk about getting you a steering column cover ;)

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 05:14 PM

so how is the build quality on these ebay steering wheels?

#49 WJM

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 06:38 PM

so how is the build quality on these ebay steering wheels?


VERY excellent. I've had alot of Pro Road course guys comment on how nice the wheel is.

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 12:02 PM

UPDATE:

So after a few weeks I decided that the replacement steering wheel sucks.

It feels cheap and was too small... but mostly, it feels really REALLY cheap. That, and the leather was starting to come off!

Lucky for me I scored a real honest to goodness MOMO wheel on eBay - used, but in great shape. Plus, my car is 17 years old, so a brand new wheel might look slightly out of place. Anyway, It's a MOMO monte carlo. Way better. Larger than the crappy wheel I had on before, but still smaller than stock, and it feels awesome.

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