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Replaced the stock steering wheel ... what do I need to know? Will any after market one fit? Do I need any special tool to pull the stock one off?

Whatcha guys think of this one.. in white. .



Or blue ?


 

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you will need a steering wheel puller.. there pretty generic.. its just a big metal thing with some holes and a few threaded rods.. DO NOT PRY!!!

I think ALL steering wheels need some sort of steering wheel attatchment kits for your specific car.. I THINK. i like the blue ;)
 

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You'll need a Momo hub adapter which costs about $65 from Sound Domain.

Also, check out Sparco and Nardi steering wheel stuff. Sparco uses the same hub pattern, Nardi wheel require a $15-$20 adapter (but the wheels are less expensive).

Your other option is Grant. Grant sells their own hubs and wheels and you might like some of their tuner series.

I've ordered a Sparco Chrono from Bare End Motorsports, which is more of a rally style wheel with a medium dish.


I must admit.. I really like the blue Momo Race wheel.
 

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first off it wont be a momo hub you'll have to use it'll be a Grant hub, then you'll have to order a grant to momo adapter through grant as well which basically is a metal peice that adapts grants 5 bolt pattern to a momo six bolt pattern on the hub, momo only makes hubs for the euro scorts already tried this one, then if you have cruise control on your stock wheel i have heard you must break/remove some minor things for the hub to fit properly.Oh ya and for the product numbers of these parts here ya go.. HUB# 6532 grant to momo adapter#4009. hope this helps :D
 

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first off it wont be a momo hub you'll have to use it'll be a Grant hub, then you'll have to order a grant to momo adapter through grant as well which basically is a metal peice that adapts grants 5 bolt pattern to a momo six bolt pattern on the hub, momo only makes hubs for the euro scorts already tried this one, then if you have cruise control on your stock wheel i have heard you must break/remove some minor things for the hub to fit properly.Oh ya and for the product numbers of these parts here ya go.. HUB# 6532 grant to momo adapter#4009. hope this helps :D
Thank you Muska that was a blessed send. Very concise and full of all the goody info. I have a grant steer wheel which is yellow on the outside and black. I liked momo better but I didn't know how I could fit it on. Skuce mentioned something about what you just said but he didn't know details. Thanks for filling me in. Now I know what to get for next time and exact what I must do, even if I forget the part number.
 

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Just called performance improvements: $45.75 +15% tax for that grant to momo adapter.

And the momo steering wheel go anywhere from $170 to $470 plus 15% tax on that.

Not cheap I tell you!!

I could end up spending $900 canadian doing up your steering wheel!!!
holy crud!!

I think I spent about $350 on mine and I don't like it that much. cars are so expensive.
 

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ya it is quite expensive but im affraid to order the hub because i have cruise control on my stock steering wheel on my 91 EGT and i have heard that the hub might not fit because of something on the shaft. i had already ordered this hub a while back but returned it because i was told it wouldnt work from some stupid shop i took it to to get installed but now i want to order it again and do it myself because im positive it works i have seen a momo wheel on A.Christophers EGT so ya... :? sajeevan did you have cruise on your stock steering wheel?? did you have any probs putting the hub on?? next mod after the steering wheel is the CF hood from G3 Autosport 8)
 

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muska, I did have cruise control on my 93EGT and I had controls on my steering wheel. I installed the Grant hub adaptor myself. I ripped out the cruise control because the EGT cruise control is NOT very smooth. It does not maintain constant speed: it fluctuates by over 3 km/h and that bothered me. Plus all that cruise control does is make me fall asleep faster.

I cut the wires so that the cruise can be rewired again if I wanted it to be. But I won't be wanting it to be. My car is going to hit the grave in about 5 years.

I had no problems putting the Grant hub adaptor on. Other than the fact, I could not make the horn work in its designated spot; because of the the hub adaptor is not designed for our car!!!!!! I relocated the horn to near the foglight switch and used a large tigger switch. My friend Jake, techy guy, can probably get the horn to work from the centre of the steering wheel but I'm not bothered. I didn't even talk to Jake about it.

But if I upgrade to a momo steering wheel I WILL make the horn work from its intended place.

Overall I don't think the escort is worth putting all these mods into, cause you spend a $700 on your steering wheel but your centre console is still a $0.50 piece of plastic. Which is very unfortunate.

I wish I didn't do $5000 of bodywork on my escort. I should of picked a better car to start off with.

I'm torn by this hobby. Its like its interesting but the same time it makes me unhappy. Unhappy that there's alway more to do and always MORE MONEY TO SPEND. No feeling of completion (unless you dumb a trunkload of money into it). If this hobby wasn't such a big money drain, it would be a nice hobby. But I'm someone who wants the job done right, so of course its going to suck my money.

And is it really worth spending $40,000 on a car that was $1000 to start off with? Of course not. You gotta be a lunatic if you did.

You get my drift.

I'm torn.

I've already spent too much on an escort. Money I'm not going to get back.

Saj
 

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i hear ya Saj, you said that the Grant hub isnt made for our cars, i dont understand? it says its for 91-96 escorts??? but you said its not the right hub???but ya i have spent lots of money on my car aswell and its a never ending battle i totally see where you're coming from man!
 

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I used a MOMO Monte Carlo on mine, and went to great pains to keep the cruise control. The buttons are mounted diagonally between the horizontal spokes and the single vertical. They really look like they were meant to be there. As for cruise control function, my '92 GT cruise has always been spot on, with never a glitch.

I changed my wheel out of necessity when I changed the rack from the stock 17:1 to a 15:1. Since the Mazda rack wouldn't work with the Ford column, I had to use a Mazda column. As you might guess, the Ford wheel wouldn't work with the Mazda column, so I went with a MOMO Mazda 323 adapter and modified it to work with the rotating connector for the cruise and horn contacts. I mounted the cruise buttons on top of their bases from the stock wheel (after carving the bases out of the stock casing), using an aluminum plate that I fabricated. This plate mounts between the hub adapter and a 25mm spacer that I used to bring the wheel a little closer to the driver.

I can't begin to tell you the difference the rack and smaller wheel make. The steering is scary-quick.

Marcus
 

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muska59 said:
first off it wont be a momo hub you'll have to use it'll be a Grant hub, then you'll have to order a grant to momo adapter through grant as well which basically is a metal peice that adapts grants 5 bolt pattern to a momo six bolt pattern on the hub, momo only makes hubs for the euro scorts already tried this one, then if you have cruise control on your stock wheel i have heard you must break/remove some minor things for the hub to fit properly.Oh ya and for the product numbers of these parts here ya go.. HUB# 6532 grant to momo adapter#4009. hope this helps :D
Funny.. I have a Momo hub sitting on my desk right now.. made to fit 91-98 Ford Escorts. It has an extra ring to install for the horn contact.

http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/MOM4529 (that's MOMO hub 4529)

You can get a Grant one (that you say doesn't work) and an adapter and call me crazy... suits me just fine.
 

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Beaver boy, I got the grant hub to fit but the little round cupper contact at the back for the horn wasn't designed for the 2nd gen. No siry.

So you can basically say that the grant hub wasn't quite designed for the 2nd gen. And the cruise of course doesn't work. Unless you do a lot of custom work.

I spoke to momo before I bought the grant hub and they said yes they made a hub for 2nd gen or somethign like that BUT it doesn't work very well and they don't recommend that I use their hub.

I like the momo steering wheels better but I was forced to go with grant.

However just recently I found out about grant to momo adapter#4009 from Muska.
 

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Sajeevan said:
I spoke to momo before I bought the grant hub and they said yes they made a hub for 2nd gen or somethign like that BUT it doesn't work very well and they don't recommend that I use their hub.
Thank you for explaining that. I went thru this thread twice before.. looking to see why the Momo hub wouldn't work. I'll give it a shot anyway and let you guys know what happens.. who knows.. maybe they've improved upon their design *shrug*
 
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