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thumbs to the OUTSIDE of the steering wheel...


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#1 scrap487

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 05:35 AM

... yeah, I almost broke my thumb the other day. Sure is sore, wont ever do that again...

I was gonna post this awhile ago but I got sidetracked, was wheeling up on the farm, had to back down something, tire caught on a rock, turned it really fast and BAM, crack go my thumb against the steering wheel.

also, wanna give props to Albie out at Allied Armament. He gave up a good portion of his work day to fix my camber, on short notice, for no cost. My subaru handles sooo much better now. for all those looking to lift ea81 wagons, top holes/plate in the strut extenion need to be offset about 2.3 inches outward from the bottom for a 6" lift, or have the ends of the extension cut at a 22 degree angle(for any amount of lift).

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:56 AM

oh yea, always!!! especially when running in FWD without P/S and in irregular conditions :banghead: (I did it yesterday in my driveway, snow and patches of gravel, the tires were spinning, one side cought a dry patch.....:burnout: yikes!)

#3 uncoolperson

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:59 AM

saw a guy with a yota hit a rock and put his arm inside the steering wheel... the rock pulled the wheels and pop went the arm... didn't look like a good time

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 08:29 PM

I winced when I read that..

Yeah, it's amazing how hard the wheel can kick when you catch a wheel. I've had it happen a couple times in my wagon, so I know now to keep the thumbs out in the woods.

The worst vehicle I've driven for wheel kick was a spring over axel lifted suzuki samuri that me and a friend set up. We didn't spend much time on allignment angles, and that thing was dangerous how hard it would kick.

#5 LiftedHatchSubie

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:40 PM

Last Fall I crushed the tip of my thumb in a PEM Press and about a week later with a wrapped splint on the thumb the wheel caught while backing up and those pesky knobs on the inside of the steering wheel caught dead on the tip of my thumb...the pain from that was 10 times worse than when I crushed it... :eek: OUCH!!! ~~Lucas

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:58 PM

This happened at WCSS7 while going through the trees. This pic is a lot later after the redness went away, it was gnarly at first. I hit a stump on the driver's side and the wheel kicked hard right. I have broken a thumb nail pretty good one other time but since I have learned to keep the fingers away!

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#7 7point62fmj

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 11:42 AM

This happened at WCSS7 while going through the trees. This pic is a lot later after the redness went away, it was gnarly at first. I hit a stump on the driver's side and the wheel kicked hard right. I have broken a thumb nail pretty good one other time but since I have learned to keep the fingers away!

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That reminds me of the marks I got as a kid when my parents would beat me with a clothes hanger :(

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 03:33 PM

That reminds me of the marks I got as a kid when my parents would beat me with a clothes hanger :(

Dear Lord, that's nasty - all I got was a bamboo kitchen spoon...

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 09:39 PM

That reminds me of the marks I got as a kid when my parents would beat me with a clothes hanger :(

plastic one or metal hangers.plastic ones stung more,though they brake to easy.

Dear Lord, that's nasty - all I got was a bamboo kitchen spoon...


plastic fly swatter here..

yup having the thumbs inside of the wheel while offroading is a good way to brake thumbs..

#10 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 11:43 PM

This is why power steering rocks. Doesn't kick near as hard when you have the fluid pressure slowing it down.

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#11 scrap487

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 11:45 PM

power steering + steering stabilizer + differant steering wheel will get rid of the majority of the problem.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 12:25 AM

Re: thumbs to the OUTSIDE of the steering wheel...

that was my first offroad lesson I remember

?'70 1ton dodge dumptruck? with huge steering wheel :headbang:

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 01:20 AM

1st thing your tought racin stock cars, keep your fingers outside the wheel. :-\

#14 elcaminokurt

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 04:38 PM

I had an uncle that drove half-tracks in World War 2, and thats what he always told me. They taught the drivers that trick in their schooling! Kurt




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