Fits the new one Sport steering wheel Not? Should a Restomod Project got a current steering wheel? No problem! Various steering wheel hubs are available in stores in deformable and rigid versions for a wide variety of vehicles. The articles can be purchased for almost all types of cars and are also available as vintage hubs for classic cars. Steering wheel hubs are important when tuning the steering wheel. For example, if you want to install a sports steering wheel, you often have to change the steering wheel hub so that it fits. The modified steering wheel hubs for the car are discussed in more detail below.
Sports steering wheel and other steering wheels
If you want to install a new steering wheel in your vehicle, you may have to change the steering wheel hub or purchase a steering wheel hub extension. Various offers for sports steering wheels, vintage steering wheels and other steering wheel variants are available on the market. As already mentioned, the steering wheel hubs can be purchased in rigid and deformable variants. Here, of course, it depends on the vehicle and the new steering wheel. Deformable variants are essential for a TÜV registration and driving in road traffic. Professional specialist dealers and manufacturers of steering wheel hubs for sports steering wheels, for example, provide TÜV test reports created especially for the items. The legal situation should, however, be clarified before buying and installing a new steering wheel hub in a road vehicle.
What other changes are there?
The steering wheel hubs can also be shortened or lengthened. Adapter kits for other steering wheels are available commercially, which make it possible to replace the steering wheel. When purchasing, suitable variants suitable for road traffic should be purchased. The optimum steering wheel hubs, extensions and adapter kits are available from specialist dealers. There are also suitable vintage hubs for classic cars. And if you are looking for a way to quickly change the steering wheel, then steering wheel quick releases are so-called Snap-off variant maybe interesting. In tuning forums you will also find information and tips on installing shortened steering wheel hubs. If you are not familiar with the topic, you should not lend a hand, but change the steering wheel and leave the change of the steering wheel hub to the professionals.
Steering wheel adapter for sports steering wheels - example
If you want to switch to a sports steering wheel, you may have to change the steering wheel hub. For example, adapters from the so-called M series can fit for sports steering wheels. If you have a MOMO sports steering wheel, for example, there are often special Momo steering wheel adapters for installation. The manufacturer's descriptions of the sports steering wheels state exactly which hubs or adapters are required for which vehicle / steering wheel combinations. When buying, you should pay close attention to the mounting options and the necessary extensions as well as the adapter kits. It is also important to pay attention to the suitability for traffic and possible TÜV tests or DEKRA tests. If you want to tune a racing car that should not drive on the road, you have to consider other purchase criteria. When buying, pay particular attention to the bolt circle.
Example: BMW & Land Rover Defender
For example, if a standard steering wheel is to be exchanged for another factory steering wheel (Steering wheel from BMW E36 to E30 etc.) then can there is a special hub from the accessories for this. Often, however, it is also possible to install the factory steering wheel hub from the donor vehicle and thus install the steering wheel. And some manufacturers also specialize in very specific conversions. For example, if you want to install a Momo steering wheel with a diameter of 35 centimeters in a Land Rover Defender, you can install the so-called Trekfinder steering wheel hub with TÜV approval from the provider "Nakatanenga". However, it should be noted here that momentary (Stand 01.2020) only hubs for 19-millimeter steering column with 48 teeth are available. If you have a different hub, you should inquire whether an adapter is available for it.
Changed steering wheel hub - conclusion
Steering wheel hubs must meet certain requirements in order to be approved for road traffic. Variants are available on the market, which are delivered with a specially created TÜV certificate and thus allow the legal installation of the sports steering wheel (this of course also requires an expert opinion) enable. Before buying a steering wheel hub or a hub extension that matches the steering wheel, the legal side should be clarified. The installation of the hub, steering wheel and / or adapter should only be carried out by professional tuners or car mechanics. Laymen are prohibited from working on the airbag!
We hope that you the info report on the topic / term steering wheel hub (other names / keywords: quick release, steering wheel mount, hub, steering hub, quick change adapter, hub extension, vintage hub, steering wheel hub extension) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this lexicon and how far we are, you can HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. By the way, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.
Below are a few examples from our tuning lexicon:
But of course tuningblog has countless other articles on the subject of cars & car tuning in stock. Do you want to see them all? Just click HERE and look around. We would also like to provide you with news aside from the tuning. In our category Tips, products, information & Co we pick up contributions from car or accessory manufacturers. And also our category Test sites, laws, offenses, information has almost daily new information for you. Here are a few topics from our tuning wiki:
"Tuningblog.eu" - we keep you up to date on the subject of car tuning and car styling with our tuning magazine and we present you the latest tuned vehicles from all over the world every day. It's best to subscribe to ours Feed and will automatically be informed as soon as there is something new about this post, and of course also to all other contributions.