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Old 07-29-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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Anyone changed their steering wheel on an 05 GT? Is there a smaller one more suited to track use?
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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You can use the current Bullitt wheel, which I put on my car and the 2010 GT500 wheel works too but all the radio functions on the wheel will not work.

2010 GT500 wheel in a 2008 GT500
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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what did it cost to switch? Get it from Dealer or aftermkt? Thx
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The stock steering wheel is just fine for track use, and the DOT frowns upon removing factory restrain systems like airbags.

My buddy just got a FAT ticket. Of the 17 , yes SEVENTEEN violations he was written up for, one of them was his Momo steering wheel.
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Call Kevin @ Clevenger Ford. 1 800 570 5554 - He specializes in mods for forum members. Your factory wheel will work fine nut the steering wheels above have a nicer texture leather to them and beefier, anatomical shaped grips. You wont have trouble with the law since its a factory wheel and it uses your SRS Airbag.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:38 PM   #6
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Is the bullitt wheel any smaller? If so,by how much?
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Is the bullitt wheel any smaller? If so,by how much?
No, just a thicker more anatomical grip.
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......ergonomic. ; )
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You can swap it out yourself, here is a link to the instructions, although I do remember reading somewhere that the 25mm bolt is one-time use.

http://mustangforums.com/forum/s197-...-for-s197.html

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24mm bolt, sorry.
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MELLOWYELLOW does that 08 GT500 have an automatic trans? In that picture that you posted it apears to look like an auto. As a side note there are used take-off GT500 steering wheels available on some online auction sites - varying from 75-150$, they are just like the Bullitt wheel but with red stitching. Nice thick wheel with thumb spots.
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MELLOWYELLOW does that 08 GT500 have an automatic trans? In that picture that you posted it apears to look like an auto.
Yeah it looks like a TCI ratchet shifter for the auto trans. Also, the dash is the cheap black plastic on the base mustang and I'm pretty sure GT500's didn't come with a tan interior. They just put in GT500 gauges and the GT500 brushed rings around the air vents.

But that is an awesome looking steering wheel.
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Mine.. no airbag.. have harness.. dont drive my car much.. Helmet down on the passenger floorboard says it all.. not recommended for street use..

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I just swapped out my IUP wheel for a Bullitt wheel and just love it! But with the nice price jump in Jan., they are pricey at ~$360. I found a like new used one for about $100 less.

Install is a piece of cake and takes all of 15 min.

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Mine.. no airbag.. have harness.. dont drive my car much.. Helmet down on the passenger floorboard says it all.. not recommended for street use..

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I keep my helmet in it's own bag, with my balaclava tucked inside. It sits on top of my bag that has my firesuit, HANS, socks, underwear, shoes, notebook, etc in it. It's next to my 4 sets of tires, toolbox, etc. Everything else is inside my trailer.

....what's your point?
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Seems like your post is even more useless than mine.. Another Rodeo moment..
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MY point is that simply having a helmet on the floor of your car and an aftermarket steering wheel hardly "says it all". What it DOES say is you are overly pretentious (here you go, in case you need it - http://www.merriam-webster.com/ ) .

I openly admit I despise the people on here that give bad info, and think because they throw some money at their car that they have somehow transformed into Kimi Raikkonen overnight.
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I suggest you go hang out on the NASA forum where you can provide your wealth of knowledge to others with your years of experience. Mr. American Iron.
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I suggest you go hang out on the NASA forum where you can provide your wealth of knowledge to others with your years of experience. Mr. American Iron.
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Why cant you guys just give the guy some useful information and stop bashing each other. This is turning into an RSX forum, where every kid just talks ****.

This pic is of TEIN/IMPULSE Mustang GT. Interior is Sparco Seats with Sparco wheel. It also has a quick release hub on it as well. I was really thinking about going with this setup but in the end ill probably go with the stock wheel with a quick release in the end.

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