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After market steering wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    What is everyone with after market steerings ruuning, Brand, size?
     
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    k20 3/4 ton status

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    Is it Aluminum? Don't want to spend good money and get one that will start to rust over the years.
     
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    Grant for me too. I have never seen one get rusty. :thumb:
     
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    I have the grant one thats smaller then s stock steering wheel. I just swapped it out for a stock just because I like the extra leverage of the stock size
    so if you do get one, get one that is stock size.
     
  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    My experience was the opposite... I didn't like how honkin' huge the factory one was... so I got this Grant wheel..

    linky

    ... and never looked back. Small wheel doesn't bother me at all. I have hydro assist, maybe that makes a diff.

    j
     
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    yep thats the same wheel I got.
    I have hydro assist also, dont get me wrong with the grant wheel it turns easy but with the bigger stocker it feels like I have more control since its easier to turn.
     
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    I got one of those small grant ones. It just takes forever to go from lock to lock. Other than that I like it.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    another thing I like about my Grant is that its significantly thicker than the stocker... just fits my hands better than the spindely-thin stock one.

    j
     
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    i am using this fine piece of aluminum for a steering wheel.

    [​IMG]

    steering wheel
     
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    I ran a grant in my 77 PU, ... why, I have no idea. (I blame it on youth)

    Now days, it's stock for me. My 84 K5 was stock with a wrap, and my 89 is fine the way it is.
     
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    I run the same Grant as jekbrown , only in silver spokes . Comfortable , and my my beer gut slides out of the truck easier if I forget to use the tilt column :wink1:
     
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    Thanks everyone, I think I will get one of these.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's pretty much the one I had, except mine had wood on the outside, or top portion of the ring.
     
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    I didnt like one on my 86 so I got the newer style off a 89 :burb: I like it a lot better
     
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    My truck had another grant it when I bought it, but IIRC the center was chromed and rusting. It was also only like 13" in diameter, it was too small, the 15 is about right, IMO.
     
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    I had this one on my first car, I liked it.
     
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    I still have the wheel I ran in my 82 and it will be going into my 90 as soon as I can get an adapter.

    It's a Momo Fighter. 13.8" with leather wrap and I believe the center is Titanium.

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    how about this one??

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    :haha: :haha: :haha: :pimp: :pimp:
     
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    I'm going to use one like this for my blazer.

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