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Old 04-25-2007, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Racing steering wheel in TJ?

Does anyone know what would be involved in installing a steering wheel like this in a 98 TJ? My old steering wheel on my beater is really worn and I would like to replace it with something like this. I don't need the stupid airbag so I thought I would get the huge wheel out of the way. If someone could point my in the right direction I would appreciate it.

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Old 04-25-2007, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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just get the grant instalation kit for a yj, thats what i did works fine
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Do you have a TJ or a YJ?
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is there away to keep the cruise control ?
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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go over to the hardcore section and look at Mvdsluts build. He just changed his out for a grant w/ an adapter from summit
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks. As far as the cruise control is involved, I don't have it on my 98 but I'm sure with some ingenuity you could rewire the cruise control to some dash switches or something.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I did it on my 97 TJ.
Undo the battery for a couple minutes to let the airbag deactivate.
Undo bolts on backside of steering wheel and take off the cover then the airbag, disconnect plugs (I took out fuses too)
Use a puller to take off the old stock wheel
The nut that hold the steering wheel on I reused and ground to fit the ID of the new splined quick release coupler I got from summit (not necessary, can just weld coupler to stock column)
weld splined coupler on to stock column grind flush and smooth and Bang, thats it!
I used a grant steering wheel and had to widen the holes on the coupler just a little to make fit. Took about couple hours, but turned out nice. Makes getting in and out easier with my PRP's
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not to hijack, but do you have any other pics of that TJ?
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks grn97TJ, that is what I really wanted, a quick release wheel.

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Yeah, I took these pics at the 4x4 Expo in Houston. The jeep actually belongs to Bob Heath of St. Francisville, Louisiana I believe. He is a entry in the 2007 TTC. The jeep has also been featured in a few mags. It was rolling on some 47 inch LTBs and is a bad ass mutha.

Here you go. Right click and save cause I will probably delete them soon.









I was also cheesing over BTF's TJ.



And their buggy on portals.


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