• Steering wheel.
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Steering wheel.
on: December 15, 2006, 10:51:46 AM
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 04:00:00 PM by Guest »
I realize that being one out of a handful of members in CA not too many would know about the law out here but hey why not. The steering wheel mod. I know that removing an airbag basically switches the car over to a salvage title, but if I ever sell the car I'm rather sure it will be to another tuner. Besides, replacing the bag and stock wheel shouldn't be too hard. But is it something that a cop can write a fix-it ticket for? I'm getting a bit fed up with the weight of the stock wheel.
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 11:09:40 AM
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Darth, I'm going to just comment on this and you can take it for what it is worth.

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Changing your steering wheel to one without an air bag is a bad idea if you haven't changed your seatbelts and seat.  We own small cars on roads with people drive on autopilot in much larger vehicles.  I just wouldn't sacrifice the safety of an Air Bag until I have upgraded my safety restraints and chair.  I just don't want to see anyone get hurt because the proper percautions were not taken.
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #2 on: December 16, 2006, 05:23:11 AM
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I would be inclined to agree with the quote.

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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #3 on: December 16, 2006, 08:40:08 AM
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Heh, that much I know, I'm one step ahead of you guys.



The belts I'm still working on, but I'm just gathering info for the steering wheel. BTW, I hope that no one thinks that I'm gonna be insulted if anyone shoots down an idea.
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #4 on: December 16, 2006, 09:19:26 AM
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Good, good.  Didn't know you did changed your seat.
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #5 on: December 16, 2006, 11:40:12 AM
« Last Edit: December 16, 2006, 11:45:51 AM by Darth Maverick »
Its NICE. The little wings on the side help my upperbody stay in place while I'm turning. But, again, my question, is it something that a cop can hassel me for?
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #6 on: December 16, 2006, 03:14:01 PM
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Prolly not unless he's bored and really is being picky...

Nice seat how much lower do you sit?

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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #7 on: December 16, 2006, 04:46:24 PM
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yeah that looks pretty nice... what kind of seat is that?


Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #8 on: December 16, 2006, 11:35:45 PM
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Believe it or not, I actually sit about a half inch higher. Had to put a few washers in the custom mount that my dad helped make for the seats to get the seat slider bar to clear. I kinda like the higher eyeline. This be them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0049802915

Price is a bit up there, but I like the design.
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #9 on: December 17, 2006, 07:45:05 AM
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Darth, How tall are you?
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #10 on: December 17, 2006, 08:15:35 AM
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I'm 6'6" and i'm looking for some seats that sit lower.


Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #11 on: December 17, 2006, 09:03:37 AM
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Like 5.9 or so. Been awhile since I measured.
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #12 on: December 17, 2006, 02:10:45 PM
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I am 6 foot tall and have about an inch of head room.  So this seat wouldn't be right for dimensions and I can't imagine how it would be for scort ched at 6'6".
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #13 on: December 17, 2006, 02:23:17 PM
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6 ft? Jeze man, your tall. I made sure to measure myself and Melinda before I got em. My dad hasn't had time to fashion a mount for her seat yet, but since I don't do anything crazy with her in the car anyways its ok. Though she likes the way I drive aggressively.  :-D
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Re: Steering wheel.
Reply #14 on: December 17, 2006, 03:07:10 PM
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a couple of things...
1) your airbag only deploys in "certain situations"  from totaling two ZX2's (neither my fault)
     I can tell you that in accident 1 airbag gave me burns on my wrist and caused my left
     hand to crash through the drive side window, but my head nor my body never
     touched. At the time I was driving in the "attack position" taught at all racing schools
     across the world. The second accident the bad never went off.
2) Consequently I have had no airbag in the Mutt seance I bought it. I will not have one in
     my Z ever again. BUT I still have it in the garage with the stock wheel just in case I 
     need it for something.
3) I have no idea what part of Cali your in... but I know LA and San Bernardino well
    enough to know that the cops will give you a hard time about anything they want. Hell I
    pulled over for my exhaust insulting the Nazi's, oops I meant cops.

I do not condone or support anybody messing with there restraint systems. If you are not over 18 then you should ask your parents for permission. If your over 18 well your old enough to give your life in the Army for your country your old enough to decide if you like airbags...
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