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Old 05-10-2018, 11:29 PM
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What exactly is needed to swap steering wheels?

Sorry for this noob question but I have never installed an aftermarket steering wheel and I would hate for it to come off down the road.

My question is what hub adapter are we supposed to use? is there a specific type of hub adapter? I'm only seeing "6 bolt" or "3 bolt" type of hub adapters.

I'm looking to replace my current wheel for a cheap eBay universal steering wheel.

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I guess it depends on the brand of wheel you are installing. When i put a Grant wheel in my jeep i think it came with a cheap adapter that was made from stamped steel and had a rubber boot over it. I didn't know that when i ordered it so i bought a billet adapter for it. The adapter it's self bolts to the Column with 1 big nut and 3 bolts. Then 5 small hex screws bolt the wheel to the adapter.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/96114_951.htm

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You will need the correct adaptor even though I think most of all the early Jeeps are the same. Like agalloch I purchased an adapter from Quadratec that matched my steering wheel, you will also need to get a Steering wheel puller, can probably rent one from autozone, and I'm not sure if tilt steering wheel is different from non but there is a curved washer similar to an outer bearing race under everything, be careful during reassembly not to bend it up, don't ask how I know this and that thing is tuff to find.

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It scares me when someone considers something "cheap on EBAY".

You get what you pay for. I often buy cheap things that I plan to use once (some HF tools). If I buy something online, I either have low expectations or have done a lot of research. Check the reviews. If there're only a couple reviews (might be done by the sellers buddys), I'd pass.
If I buy something cheap, I want to inspect it and handle it before I hand over any money.

Check out posts on this forum about cheap lift kits.

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When I purchased my Grant, I had to buy the adaptor separately. It doesn’t come with the necessary piece to install the wheel on the column. It’s $25 and only comes in black, but is paintable, if that suits you. A wheel puller will make the job of removing the old wheel much easier, though I guess it’s not %100 necessary. If your horn wiring is in good shape, the wheel and the adaptor contain all the necessary wiring to hook up the horn button.


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Thanks for the replies guys. I've had several other vehicles with cheap eBay wheels and never had an issue. I appreciate the looking out.

So ill go ahead and look into the grant adapter since that's the consensus here.
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Once again I'm with Mac on this. I just installed this Grant wheel with the proper adapter for my specific jeep. Install was pretty straight forward and no worries about handing it off to the passenger whilst running down the freeway. Don't go cheap.
(not certain why the photo went sideways - correct in my computer)

Addition thought: the horn can be a confusing install. It took me a bit to sort that out, so if you get into trouble jump back on and I or anyone else can probably help you out.
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