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Want to upgrade to an Aftermarket steering wheel. what do i need?

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Old 02-26-2011, 02:02 PM
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Want to upgrade to an Aftermarket steering wheel. what do i need?

since this subforum gets the most views, and this is for a GD, can anyone help me find out what parts are needed? im a noob at wheels but are there a potential problems that the GD has? i already know i'll be losing my airbag and cruisecontrol, but what else do i have to know
 
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what do you have to do to keep your horn, and for people that have actually done this, how did you do it?
 
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last question do you get to keep your wheel tilt?
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:36 PM
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I have not done the swap yet but I picked up a wheel (duh), hub and quick release. I think most aftermarket wheels have a horn button. Yes you keep your wheel tilt, your not changing anything on column. As for what you need to do IDK, I have not done the swap yet, I might just take my car to a shop and have them do the install for me.

Here is the site I ordered my stuff from, they have combo deals so you can save a few $100.

http://www.weaksauceparts.com/store/home.php?cat=1927
 

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:06 AM
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Yeah, you'll just need a hub for the GD, a compatible steering wheel, and I highly recommend a quick release (NRG makes solid units. I've tried JDM and ebay as well but NRG makes a very good QR product).
 
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sorry to bump an old thread but i have seen a few aftermarket wheels in Fits, how do you get past the Airbag light? and did you just ditch Cruise control all together?????

any help greatly appreciated...
 
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:52 PM
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Anyone out there have an answer to this? How hard is it to go to an aftermarket wheel and keep cruise control, and this would throw an airbag light, correct?
 
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The SRS light can be bypassed by using a resistor or if you want a clean job, just use a Works Bell hub which has the resistor built into the hub to prevent the SRS light to come on.
 
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:42 PM
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What about cruise control? Would I have to make a custom module and rig it to the hub assembly or relocate the buttons to the dash?
 
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Unfortunately, no, you can't keep the cc unless you relocate it somewhere else.
 
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since i have a Sport AT..i'll lose the paddleshifts don't i? is there any aftermarket steering wheel that has it built it?
 
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Don't quote me on this, but I'm sure somebody makes an adapter for the paddleshifters.
 
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hahah np, i just read over the other threads, and they said Work Bell has them, hmm gonna check them out =]
 
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Yes! Works Bell is the best way to go, just costs a li'l bit extra though. Goodluck with your set-up!
 
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Before and after Pics are a must. Pleaseeee

My hats off to ya, I just couldnt live without the cruise button. I would also think their must be a way to keep it. When sitting in the drivers seat. Over where the Mirror adjustment is, Their looks like there's an empty spot, just above the storage pocket.

Some of the things the Freaks do to their cars is quite well thought out. There so much DIY here. So keep searching
 
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And if ever someone decides to do a quick release set-up on their car please post a pic on the quick release thread.

https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/fit-...bs-thread.html
 
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