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Quick disconnect steering wheel on DD/trail rig

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88K5Jimmy, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Has anybody used a quick disconnect steering wheel on a DD/trail rig? The truck doesn't get driven everyday but does see highway use and occasional street. I know of the Grant product that you can use with a Grant steering wheel but will one like this type work and be safe?

    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=SUM%2DG7851&N=700+%2D123009+115&autoview=sku

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    Of course I will have to get a 3 bolt aftermarket steering wheel but....thoughts?
     
  2. ntsqd

    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    Not something that I would do, but if you want to do it use the best one out there - the unit from Mark Williams. There's a couple reasons for this. First is that his is the only one with an O-ring at the top of the female splines. This damps and potential rattling and puts a little load on the latching mechanism so it doesn't wobble as much as the others out there. Second is that it has one missing spline w/ a matching groove so the steering wheel only goes on one way.
    Were I doing this I'd make a flange to bolt the male splined piece to a steering wheel adapter so that the turn signal canceler still worked.
    Not sure what I'd do about the horn.
     
  3. k2mslskier

    k2mslskier 1/2 ton status

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    I have the one from Grant. Have had it almost a year without any issues. I like it and am happy knowing my truck is secure and no one can go off with it since the steering wheel is either with me or locked up. Plus a column lock adds extra security.
     
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