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post #46 of 67 Old April 19th, 2012, 06:18 AM
 
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Re: What's wrong with the stock steering wheel?

Thanks for the photos Mark. Correct me if I am wrong but it appears that even with your hub/adapter/quick release the distance of the wheel from the end of the shaft is still very close to stock. I wasn't considering the shallow "dish" to the A/M wheels compared to the deep "dish" of the stock wheel which compensates for the extra hardware required. Hmmmm...now I am considering changing out the wheel again. I thank you but my wallet curses you.



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here,s mine,
shape of the wheel is good for quick turns
also color cordinates with the car
Upside down though....
yes it is up side down,
thats just how i have the wheels turned lol

here a pic of the steering wheel on the other ride,


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Re: What's wrong with the stock steering wheel?

I went with the NRG steering wheel and quick release. Honestly, i love the set up. Ive even gotten used to how much closer it is now. the steering wheel has the right amount of feedback and its not overly squishy on my hands after a few hours of riding.
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....... I wasn't considering the shallow "dish"...
if you decide you want a Q/R then you have no choice but to find a "shallow" dish. One could argue the OE wheel is shallow too. It's hardly deep dish like the old classic Superior 500 from the 70's. You can find those on Ebay for pennies but it will be on your chest. Dish on them was 3-5". and a true dish. The OE has a hub. Sorry but a couple inches on a RZR makes a big deal. What I found is the RZR OE distance is close to my daily driver truck. and I'm kinda used to it. So that was my goal.


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...... I thank you but my wallet curses you.
I could say something funny but would rather be encouraging. My set up is one of the least expensive that anyone has shown. I'm as tight as they get. The hub and spacer were my labor. You know how that goes. Wheel was not bed. But I'm pretty sure it wont ever fold in half.
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Re: What's wrong with the stock steering wheel?

stock wheel works fine just wear some light gloves spend your money on speed and handiling better investment
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here,s mine,
shape of the wheel is good for quick turns
also color cordinates with the car
Upside down though....
yes it is up side down,
thats just how i have the wheels turned lol
and here it is corrected
wheels turned straight

here a pic of the steering wheel on the other ride,


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Re: What's wrong with the stock steering wheel?

I still have the stock wheel. I really don't have a problem with it flexing or tearing up my hands but I drive 90% of the time with a relaxed grip on the wheel (and yes, on occasion I drive over 5mph ). I'd like to feel the difference in an aftermarket wheel sometime. Maybe my dad will change his out, but he's never complained about it either, he's 77.

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...... I'd like to feel the difference in an aftermarket wheel sometime. .....
unless you drive a model T you feel one every day.
A '60's car may have been hard plastic too but at least it had grip thingys on the back. The OE could have had grip thingys included. Molds would have been the same price. Some one just didn't care was all.
The Polaris aftermarket wheel is a little nicer than the stock but frankly it is what stock should have been at a minimum.

The steering wheels at your local go cart track are probably nicer.
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Re: What's wrong with the stock steering wheel?

"Sorry but a couple inches on a RZR makes a big deal"

On a RZR and a few other "recreational vehicles"!

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...... I'd like to feel the difference in an aftermarket wheel sometime. .....
unless you drive a model T you feel one every day.
A '60's car may have been hard plastic too but at least it had grip thingys on the back. The OE could have had grip thingys included. Molds would have been the same price. Some one just didn't care was all.
The Polaris aftermarket wheel is a little nicer than the stock but frankly it is what stock should have been at a minimum.

The steering wheels at your local go cart track are probably nicer.
Guess I should have said "in a RZR"............

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Re: What's wrong with the stock steering wheel?

A while back I installed a power steering kit for the RZR, which made it way easier to turn the steering wheel.
But I still had the problem where the gear ratio on the rack and pinion was such that I had to crank that wheel around a lot to get tight turns.
Another problem is that the elbows tended to whack things when cranking the wheel fast.

I wanted to install a "steering quickener" kit, but nobody makes a bolt-up kit for a RZR that already has EPS installed.
I didn't want to take it to a fabrication shop and have them cut/weld something for me.
I also didn't want to spend a couple hundred on the hardware, and then several hundred more on the fabrication shop labor.

I have just come up with a solution that I think will work out pretty well.

And it only cost me $50 plus tax.
(Yeah, NorCalRider, it looks like $50 too.)

If anyone has suggestions for a wheel that is the same diameter as this one (11.5" outside diameter), looks nicer, and most importantly has a fatter wheel, I am all ears. But I'm not gonna spend more than about $100 on one.
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A while back I installed a power steering kit for the RZR, which made it way easier to turn the steering wheel.
But I still had the problem where the gear ratio on the rack and pinion was such that I had to crank that wheel around a lot to get tight turns.
Another problem is that the elbows tended to whack things when cranking the wheel fast.

I wanted to install a "steering quickener" kit, but nobody makes a bolt-up kit for a RZR that already has EPS installed.
I didn't want to take it to a fabrication shop and have them cut/weld something for me.
I also didn't want to spend a couple hundred on the hardware, and then several hundred more on the fabrication shop labor.

I have just come up with a solution that I think will work out pretty well.

And it only cost me $50 plus tax.
(Yeah, NorCalRider, it looks like $50 too.)

If anyone has suggestions for a wheel that is the same diameter as this one (11.5" outside diameter), looks nicer, and most importantly has a fatter wheel, I am all ears. But I'm not gonna spend more than about $100 on one.

Hey, if it works, it works.... let us know how it works on the trails.

Mark
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Re: What's wrong with the stock steering wheel?

Yep.

This one looks pretty sweet, but it's also more money than I want to spend.
http://www.amazon.com/MOMO-Steering-Wheel-Team-TEA28BK0B/dp/B0065C8QJE/ref=sr_1_9?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1334967251&sr=1-9
I may change my mind on that after a bunch of riding if I want a more form-fitting wheel, and if the spokes on the cheap one are uncomfortable. They bothered me a bit during a test drive in the driveway, but I may just need to get used to them (and wear gloves).
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Hey, while I am fantasizing about MOMO steering wheels, can someone tell me what MOMO kit# I would need to fit a RZR?
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A while back I installed a power steering kit for the RZR, which made it way easier to turn the steering wheel.
But I still had the problem where the gear ratio on the rack and pinion was such that I had to crank that wheel around a lot to get tight turns.
Another problem is that the elbows tended to whack things when cranking the wheel fast.

I wanted to install a "steering quickener" kit, but nobody makes a bolt-up kit for a RZR that already has EPS installed.
I didn't want to take it to a fabrication shop and have them cut/weld something for me.
I also didn't want to spend a couple hundred on the hardware, and then several hundred more on the fabrication shop labor.

I have just come up with a solution that I think will work out pretty well.

And it only cost me $50 plus tax.
(Yeah, NorCalRider, it looks like $50 too.)

If anyone has suggestions for a wheel that is the same diameter as this one (11.5" outside diameter), looks nicer, and most importantly has a fatter wheel, I am all ears. But I'm not gonna spend more than about $100 on one.

Hey, if it works, it works.... let us know how it works on the trails.

Mark
Just got back from a week at Moab (not the Rally). I did mostly trails, not a lot of rock crawling. The smaller wheel worked out GREAT! I no longer feel the need for a quickener. We'll see how I feel about that after I go to some tight mountain trails, but it already seems like a good setup.

It could be fatter and more comfortable. I'll have to consider spending $250 on a high end wheel of the same diameter.
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