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Poll on steering wheel size

Post by muddywater » Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:16 am

Here is a new poll:  What is the best steering wheel diameter for the EB with power steering? 13.5/ 14/ 14.5/ 15 inches??  I have always run the small diameter whell in the 13.5- 13.75 size. Always felt like it was a bit on the small size and was considering jumping to a 14.5-15 wheel. Course my box is a 77 4 turn box.
 
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Poll on steering wheel size

Post by wesnjusa at netscape.net » Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:46 am

I have the Close ratio PS box from Toms with a 13.75 grant wheel and I like the hell out of it. A little over a year ago I had the stock '68 manual Steering box with the stock Large diameter wheel. They worked well together but what I have now is like a dream compared to the old combo.

nate
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"Ben Franklin" <bfranklinisg@earthlink.net> wrote:

>Here is a new poll:  What is the best steering wheel diameter for the EB with power steering? 13.5/ 14/ 14.5/ 15 inches??  I have always run the small diameter whell in the 13.5- 13.75 size. Always felt like it was a bit on the small size and was considering jumping to a 14.5-15 wheel. Course my box is a 77 4 turn box.
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>Ben
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Poll on steering wheel size

Post by Captain Air Time » Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:59 pm

My first upgrade (stock 77) was a 14.5” wheel. The consensus at the time was that anything smaller would be way too small. It later changed to a 14. and that I couldn’t really notice.  My friend’s 76 needed a change, so he put on this tiny little wheel, I thought it was 12” or something. Way smaller than mine, anyway.  I drove that truck quite a bit, and after a short adjustment period, it was great. He’s got a 13.5 on his ’78 now, same thing.  The 76 eventually had its box destroyed in a collision with a  stump, and all we could find was a 6 turn box to replace it. Even with the tiny wheel, it was scary to drive, you just couldn’t crank it fast enough to correct the short wheelbase twitches ;-)  Like everything else, you get used to it, but if you have something to compare to, IME smaller and faster is better.
 

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I prefer the 14.2875643" to 14.2875688 myself.

 

 

 

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Subject: [Bfix] Poll on steering wheel size
Here is a new poll:  What is the best steering wheel diameter for the EB with power steering? 13.5/ 14/ 14.5/ 15 inches??  I have always run the small diameter whell in the 13.5- 13.75 size. Always felt like it was a bit on the small size and was considering jumping to a 14.5-15 wheel. Course my box is a 77 4 turn box.

 

Ben

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Poll on steering wheel size

Post by ransil at pa.net » Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:14 am

I had one of those, what an job that was. You also learn real quick when
running a front locker not to stick any fingers inside the steering wheel.

Randy S

At 01:06 PM 12/16/2004, you wrote:

>Betcha wouldn't have liked that 13.75 wheel with manual steering though lol!
>
>Ben
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>>I have the Close ratio PS box from Toms with a 13.75 grant wheel and I
>>like the hell out of it. A little over a year ago I had the stock '68
>>manual Steering box with the stock Large diameter wheel. They worked
>>well together but what I have now is like a dream compared to the old combo.
>>
>>nate
>>'68
>>
>>"Ben Franklin" <bfranklinisg@earthlink.net> wrote:
>>
>>>Here is a new poll: What is the best steering wheel diameter for the EB
>>>with power steering? 13.5/ 14/ 14.5/ 15 inches?? I have always run the
>>>small diameter whell in the 13.5- 13.75 size. Always felt like it was a
>>>bit on the small size and was considering jumping to a 14.5-15 wheel.
>>>Course my box is a 77 4 turn box.
>>>
>>>Ben
>>
>>
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>>nate
>>'68
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