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M. Yusuf Mohamed

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JD says to use vice grips and a bungee cord. Where do I put the vice grips or the bungee cord? Neither were obvious to me and a search of prior threads found nothing.

My car is aligned, but steering is a little off.

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I always take some rubber cords and feed them around the spokes of the steering wheel, then hook them to something like the seat mount, or such.

Considering using straps as even the cords seem to move a tad...

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Do you have someone to sit in your car to approximate Driver's weight? Have them do double-duty as "steering wheel holder".

Goggles Pisano
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Just adjust each tie rod equally to center the steering wheel. If steering wheel is off to the left, turn tie rods equally to steer wheels to left and steering wheel will go right.

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Put the vice grips on the steering shaft in the engine compartment in line with the manifold heat shield.

If you put the vice grips on just right, one side will be touching the heat shield on the exhaust manifold. I have this block of wood that jams in between the vice grips and the tub. Locks it up tight.

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I center the wheel and put tie down straps from the steering wheel to the nascar bars on the cage. One pulling tightly in each direction. The wheel never moves at all. I use a Hunter F111 machine and the wheel is tight within .01.

Frank Todaro
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I have not tried it but have seen a steering wheel lock used in retail shops. http://www.teambearusa.com/modules/store/Steering-Wheel-Holder_P64880C284.cfm

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Is there any way to drill, tap and pin the rack itself? That's the way we do it in GA.

fishguyaz
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has anyone tried this from iron canyon motorsports?

http://www.ironcanyonmotorsports.com/product_info.php?cPath=9&products_id=260

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My weight is equal to 4 40lb bags of H20 softener salt in the seat and 2 brake rotors under the pedals.

I jam the steering wheel between the 3rd and 4th salt bag.

Option 2: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-1-support-cargo-bar-66172.html

Option 3: http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/car-and-driver/344-9.jpg

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I am thinking option 3 ....

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quote:
Originally posted by fishguyaz:
has anyone tried this from iron canyon motorsports?

http://www.ironcanyonmotorsports.com/product_info.php?cPath=9&products_id=260

Yes ! ... Worked great as long as your intake does not get in the way.

   

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