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post #1 of 8 Old 11-14-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Steering wheel size...

The YJ that i just bought has a very small (convict) steering wheel. I'm going to replace it but not sure if I want a stock sized steering wheel. Any suggestions on size? and why do you prefer that size?

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-14-2013, 09:58 PM
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Bigger is better :P No but seriously, I like old school big wheel designs, the type they used on trucks with no power steering, but if your jeep has PS then size is really up to preferences.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-14-2013, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Bigger is better :P No but seriously, I like old school big wheel designs, the type they used on trucks with no power steering, but if your jeep has PS then size is really up to preferences.
Well I do have power steering so it doesn't have to 18 wheeler sized but I really hate this little barbie jeep sized wheel that's on it. Not only is the diameter small but the dish is too deep!!
I know it's personal preference. Just curious on some JF experiences...
Thanks
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-14-2013, 11:01 PM
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I forget the size of my grant wheel, but it was 1" smaller than stock and that seems to work just fine. (with the steering wheel being lighter it actually was a lot easier to turn... I was surprised)
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-14-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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I forget the size of my grant wheel, but it was 1" smaller than stock and that seems to work just fine. (with the steering wheel being lighter it actually was a lot easier to turn... I was surprised)
good info!
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-15-2013, 05:35 AM
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I don't have my old one handy, but I'm pretty sure stock is somewhere around 14 or 15"

I installed a 13" Grant and I like it - just a little smaller to give the feel (to me anyway) of better response and gives a touch more lap room between the seat and wheel.

Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
swap/build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/a...hread-1542284/
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-15-2013, 08:19 AM
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Will a aftermarket wheel bolt on or will i need a adapter ??
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-15-2013, 08:22 AM
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Just measured the stock wheel at 15". Typically you need an adapter. This is the wheel I had on the race car. I turned an adapter out of aluminum billet to connect it to the quick release.



It was awesome.

Get it here.

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