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Unread 02-22-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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swapping steering wheel

hey all

so i'm a bigger guy; the YJ steering wheel and its lack of 'tilt' steering has bothered me for years.

my question is whats a good aftermarket steering wheel replacement for a YJ? i'd like a smaller wheel so I have, more, umm, room. lol.

I've never really thought much about swapping a steering wheel so thanks for the help. I know it is a 'google' issue. just wondering if theres a junk yard swap/local parts store swap that works.

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Unread 02-22-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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Not sure about junkyards but Grant has a lot of nice ones and also a quick remove kit that requires a key so you can take the wheel off and make it a lot harder for someone to drive your rig away
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Unread 02-22-2014, 10:06 PM   #3
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Swapping to a tilt column isn't all that hard, just about any 80's or early 90's GM column will fit.
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Unread 02-22-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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I would swap in a tilt column before I put in a smaller steering wheel.
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Unread 02-22-2014, 11:12 PM   #5
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Swapping to a tilt column isn't all that hard, just about any 80's or early 90's GM column will fit.
definitely intrigued. is there a write up?
sometimes I feel like such a noob haha.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:39 AM   #6
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I believe they are unbolt old one and bolt in new one. We did a buddies cj7 a couple months ago and it was drop in. His 7 is an 85 and looked just like my yj stuff.

I am getting one to drop in my cj5 sometime this week, hopefully.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 11:46 AM   #7
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I believe they are unbolt old one and bolt in new one.
It really is this simple on paper, a few bolts under the dash, a small plate at the firewall, a bolt under the hood at the steering shaft, a wiring harness plug or two, and maybe an auto trans linkage. That said rust and age can slow things down.

Not exactly the same but this is very very close.

http://ls1tech.com/forums/racers-lou...tallation.html

Here's another one

http://www.popularhotrodding.com/tec...eering_column/
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Unread 02-23-2014, 11:55 AM   #8
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Price on this seems high, but I didnt really look around.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-YJ-Shif...b50339&vxp=mtr
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