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Re: how to install an EVO steering wheel


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 486305 posted 05/31/07 01:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'll be at STPR this weekend and will try and get the plates made and ready for next week

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 490083 posted 06/09/07 08:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Any update Shane? Does anyone know if Mitsubishi sells the horn button by itself?


Edited by Garfield Wright (06/09/07 09:00 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 491123 posted 06/12/07 02:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I sent the paypal address to those of you who were interested if anyone else wants one PM me and I'll send you the Paypal address $20 shipped.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 496581 posted 06/24/07 09:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got my plate . What did you do for horn? I don't have the momo adaptor yet. Does it come with the provision for to maintian the horn?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 503222 posted 07/09/07 01:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Shane, I need some giudance on getting this thing mounted. It looks like it should be straight forward but I can't seem to line up the holes in the momo adaptor with the mounting plate. I'd like to install it this evening. Please correct me if I misunderstand what you wrote:
1) Mount the adaptor plate to the momo adaptor.
2) Reinstall the back cover.
3) Slide the wheel with adapter attached over the steering column and your good.

I'm going to assume the momo adaptor mounted on the back of the steering wheel. I can't seem to get the holes in the momo adaptor to line up with the holes in the plate. In looking closer at the pictures on pg 1, the momo adaptor I have is different from the one you have. Do yo have a part # it?


Edited by Garfield Wright (12/19/07 05:59 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 503655 posted 07/10/07 11:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
For the archives, the Momo adapter I have is the right one (I'll insert the part # later) for our cars. The plate doesn't line up with it . I'm getting some adapter plates made to match the right Momo adapter if anyone's interested. I'm waiting to hear from the shop & don't have a price yet. For all the guys that bought these plates, please let me know if your experience is different because sometimes I can be a tard. All I know is I left work on my lunch time yesterday to install the Evo steering wheel & couldn't get it to work.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 503745 posted 07/10/07 02:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I went to the shop today & in looking at the placement of the wheel with the Momo adapter, I think it puts the wheel too close to the driver. The Momo adapter is ~3-4" & the design of the wheel adds another ~5". I'll get some exact measurements later tonight.

I have another possible solution that may not require the Momo adapter & incorporate a similar bracket to the one Shane used. This will allow the wheel to be mounted & be closer to the distance of the factory wheel from the driver. Maybe if you're tall & slide your seat all the way back this may not be an issue.

I have my work cut out for me but it shouldn't be that bad. I really like the Evo 8 steering wheel & like the idea that it's a stock oem/aftermarket item. It's a little narrower than the 1g steering wheel & a little beefier. Hence the reason I'm going through all this trouble. It's much easier to go buy an aftermarket steering wheel but where's the fun in that?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 504289 posted 07/11/07 03:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Again Sorry GW for any confusion

OK the adapter that I have IS NOT a MOMO adapter I got it second hand and thought it was.
It turns out the adapter is a universal Grant 5 bolt adapter sorry for any confusion.

The Grant 5 bolt adapter should line right up.

The plate was made for this adapter this is a two piece part but you only need the part in the Photo.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 504613 posted 07/12/07 11:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Were you able to hook up the horn?


Edited by Garfield Wright (12/19/07 05:56 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 504617 posted 07/12/07 12:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
By the way, can someone move this to the 'how-to' section?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 504676 posted 07/12/07 01:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had to special order the Grant adaptor from Pepboys. It was ~$23, $5 cheaper than Advanced Discount Auto Parts. If it's the right one I'll update this with the part # in a few days.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 505021 posted 07/13/07 08:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

Where you able to hook up the horn?



not yet

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 507220 posted 07/18/07 08:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I installed this last night.
The correct hub adapter for the plate Shane made is made by Grant part # 4391.






The wheel sits flush with the factory column cover.



This means the distance between the driver & the steering wheel is very close to the factory setup. Not like I was seeing with the Momo adapter. I didn't know a steering wheel could make the car feel more sportier but it did. The wheel is just a tad smaller in diameter than the 1g. The wheel I bought doesn't have the horn button but I have another one on the way. The horn isn't hooked up but I haven't had a working horn for 2 years now. I hope to fix this when the other wheel arrives which should be today. I see Momo horn button on ebay for around $25. I contacted some of those sellers to get measurements but no reply back from any of them <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/banghead.gif" alt="" /> So for those that want to do this, you can purchase the evo 8 wheel w/o the horn button (that's where ~80% of the cost is anyway), buy the ebay Momo horn button & the plate from Shane. We still have to figure out how to hook up the horn though.
EDIT: I never heard back from any of the ebay vendors on measurements for the momo horn button.

I used everything in the box except the following:



You also have to cut a 21/2 diameter circle on the back cover:


Edited by Garfield Wright (12/19/07 06:17 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 507225 posted 07/18/07 08:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

I had to special order the Grant adaptor from Pepboys. It was ~$23, $5 cheaper than Advanced Discount Auto Parts. If it's the right one I'll update this with the part # in a few days.




Part # is 4391.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 739612 posted 12/29/08 08:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did u ever get the horn to work? Any pics of the wheel on the car... Front view? I would like to do this factory set up as well...

Is the steering wheel thicker..my stock one is way too thin

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 739841 posted 12/29/08 10:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^ Check G-Dubs Member's Showcase for pic with working horn....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894191 posted 04/28/10 07:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think this was the very first thing I ever purchased for my pile of poo (GVR4). Found this plate and adapter for sale in the classifieds and jumped on it since I had an EVO wheel laying around.

Fast forward a year and some change after spending countless hours restoring my pile of poo to it's former glory ( something I can now be proud of), and here I am today, ready to install my EVO steering wheel.

For the most part, this thread covers everything except how to reinstall the center airbag/horn section of the wheel. This had me scrathing my head for a little bit until I figured it out, so I thought I'd share in case anyone else is like me and doesn't want a gaping hole in the center of their wheel.

So, it was simple really... Take the hub from the EVO wheel that needs to be removed to install the adapter plate and grant hub and simply hack off the part of the bracket the airbag/horn mounts to and bolt it back in!

Before


After



I just made a cut down the sides and cut through the two welds on the bottom with my dremel and trusty metal cut off wheel. Didn't take long at all.






...and the modified bracket back in...




VIOLA! Horn button.



Now I don't know if I can make it work yet. My car has no power at the moment and won't for a while longer. I'm just taking a break from working on the rest of the car to install my evo interior so I can JSB in style.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951721 posted 11/22/10 05:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
anyone still make an adapter for the install? and did anyone get the horn to work?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 952212 posted 11/23/10 11:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I still have the jig I use to weld a 1G/VR4 hub center to the evo base. All I need is a center of the steering wheel from both the factory 1G wheel needs to be cut out just the arms I mill out everything myself then mail me the bolt in center of your evo wheel and I tig together and is perfectly centered on all 3 axis all you have to do on your end is bolt in and do some trimming of the plastic as above.

To adapt the horn to work not sure but I bet you could use the funny cable from the airbag and solder on the factory horn to that and under the wheel and base attach to the factory harness.


Here's a more detailed write up and pictures

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 952734 posted 11/26/10 02:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
+1 on the CURTIS method. Sent the evo hub and an old 1g dsm steering wheel to CURTIS and with in a few days I had a custom evo VIII steering wheel in my galant gsx. He makes kick ass jdm bumper brackets too!

Steering Wheel mounted in Galant GSX with CURTIS hub

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 953275 posted 11/29/10 12:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quoting brunoboy:

anyone still make an adapter for the install? and did anyone get the horn to work?




My horn works. I posted what I did above.

A little more detail... the hub adapter had the contact ring in the back and a wire lead for a horn. All I did was attach a male spade connector to that wire, then cut the connector off the horn wire on the evo wheel and attach a female spade connector, plug the two together to make the connection. Done. BEEP! BEEP!



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