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Steering Wheel Replacement by 85fieroguy
Started on: 10-20-2016 07:29 PM
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Report this Post10-20-2016 07:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 85fieroguySend a Private Message to 85fieroguyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm 6'2 and could use some extra room at the knees. Has anyone ever replaced a stock Fiero steering wheel in a 85 GT ?? The " racing type" with a squared off bottom would be ideal. Don't have a clue as to if this is possible, but then again, on this site I find many innovative guys with advice. Any replies will be welcome.
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Report this Post10-20-2016 07:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tebaileyClick Here to Email tebaileySend a Private Message to tebaileyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a Grant wheel in mine, just get the GM adapter to fit it to the column.
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Report this Post10-20-2016 08:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I use a Momo with the flat bottom in my car. It is very easy to get in and out. Here is an older picture:
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From here: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...090907-1-060722.html

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I have a Momo steering wheel on one car and stock steering wheels on the other three. I do not see any real difference wrt knee room and I am also 6 '2" tall. That being said all of my cars have a tilt steering wheel and I can adjust them upward for better leg clearance.

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Report this Post10-20-2016 08:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 85fieroguySend a Private Message to 85fieroguyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You guys are the greatest !!...Thanks TEBAILEY, IMSA GT, FIEROSOUND, and HNTHOMPS.. may make it my next project
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Just a consideration, be careful if you decide to go with an aftermarket wheel. I have an 86 GT and an 87 GT, both are manual transmissions. My 87 had a grant wheel or a knock-off of grant, when I bought the car. Aside from looking ugly, it was also a good bit smaller than the stock GT wheel. The result? MUCH higher steering effort. It felt sporty and fun at first, but without power steering, it gets annoying pretty quick. I advise getting a wheel near stock size, flat bottom or not. And I mentioned my transmissions because it promotes one-handed steering, so the whole setup just really sucked for me. I had to spend a nice chunk to locate an OEM gt wheel in decent shape.
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The result? MUCH higher steering effort. It felt sporty and fun at first, but without power steering, it gets annoying pretty quick. I had to spend a nice chunk to locate an OEM gt wheel in decent shape.


Viperine, thanks for sharing your experience. Good thing I decided to stay with my OEM GT wheel.
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Originally posted by viperine:
The result? MUCH higher steering effort. It felt sporty and fun at first, but without power steering, it gets annoying pretty quick. I advise getting a wheel near stock size, flat bottom or not.
And not just Fiero... Any car w/o PS have same issue w/ a small wheel. Had 11" one in a old Ford that got very tiring.

Note that some states can be illegal to use a small to very small steering wheel.
Small wheels can make the car very touchy and easy rip the wheel from your hands hitting pot holes etc.

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You might want to consider a larger steering wheel. I have the Trans Am steering wheel and it's not that much bigger but it's a bit closer to the driver which seems to give more leg room. As a bonus steering effort is reduced.
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So no one on here likes to have a little work out when they drive? Lazy asses
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So no one on here likes to have a little work out when they drive? Lazy asses


I used to drive a 34' International straight truck with manual steering. After that EVERYTHING felt like power steering.
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

So no one on here likes to have a little work out when they drive? Lazy asses


Everyone is entitled to an opinion but lack of power steering was lazy on Pontiac's part. Name one modern car sold today without power steering?
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So no one on here likes to have a little work out when they drive? Lazy asses


If we did, wouldn't we just walk?
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Originally posted by 85fieroguy:

I'm 6'2 and could use some extra room at the knees. Has anyone ever replaced a stock Fiero steering wheel in a 85 GT ?? The " racing type" with a squared off bottom would be ideal. Don't have a clue as to if this is possible, but then again, on this site I find many innovative guys with advice. Any replies will be welcome.


You could also replace your column with an adjustable Fiero steering column. Pull the lever and the steering wheel raises to your comfort level position.

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Everyone is entitled to an opinion but lack of power steering was lazy on Pontiac's part. Name one modern car sold today without power steering?


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Lotus Elise


Nice try but the Elise hasn't been legal for sale in the US since 2011.
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I did this for more room with a Grant aftermarket wheel. I did not like the adapter that came with the wheel. It pushed the wheel toward me. I am 6', but have arms that are nearly 6" longer in span. Having the wheel so close was horrible.




With some very careful measurement, I was able to drill and tap new mount holes to the Fiero column.





I used the original Fiero emblem. A bit of patience, and I was able to carve out a void in the Grant horn button, and insert the OG emblem in it's place.

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Report this Post10-25-2016 01:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tebaileyClick Here to Email tebaileySend a Private Message to tebaileyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The PO of mine tried to cut the center out of the Fiero wheel and weld a Grant to it. One good bump and I was able to separate them. NOT the safest way to go. Some people should NEVER be allowed to touch a wrench.
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