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 Post subject: Installing a 2000 ford falcon AU Aftermarket Steering wheel?
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:19 pm 
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hey guys i just got my ford falcon a few days ago :)
my first car, im pretty eager to do some modifications on it.
i want to put in the steering wheel that i got for my birthday 2 years ago, but i dont know how. what do i need, i read somewhere you need a "steering wheel adaptor" but i couldnt find 1.
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 Post subject: Re: Installing a 2000 ford falcon AU Aftermarket Steering wheel?
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:23 pm 
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they do not exist, its a boss kit you are after, but removal of the factory airbag unit is 100 illegal. If your car comes standard with an airbag wheel, you cannot remove it. about all you can go is go for other wheels that were installed in ef-au's,

If you don't give a rats about legalities, then you are searching for a boss it. I think the boss kits that suit EA-ED will be suitable for the task you are trying to complete.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:25 pm 
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daniboy232 wrote:
hey guys i just got my ford falcon a few days ago :)
my first car, im pretty eager to do some modifications on it.
i want to put in the steering wheel that i got for my birthday 2 years ago, but i dont know how. what do i need, i read somewhere you need a "steering wheel adaptor" but i couldnt find 1.
help please?
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1. Did your model come standard with an airbag fitted? If yes, it is illegal to remove that wheel to replace it with one without an airbag.

2. If not, what you require is known as a boss kit. Your wheel should have come with one. Boss kits are normally wheel/brand specific.

Note: If you choose to replace the wheel even if you have an airbag you WILL NOT pass rego with it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Installing a 2000 ford falcon AU Aftermarket Steering wheel?
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:26 pm 
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so i cant have this steering wheel in legally? dang thats a downer
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 Post subject: Re: Installing a 2000 ford falcon AU Aftermarket Steering wheel?
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:29 pm 
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You can get a boss kit for ef/el and I guess all model cars its just they arrnt legal, super cheap can get them in as my ef came with one.one of the first things I posted on this forum was, how to get rid of it and fix the air bag light issue. Ive even seen a ve with the stoko wheel removed and boss kit fitted

 

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 Post subject: Re: Installing a 2000 ford falcon AU Aftermarket Steering wheel?
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:33 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
Ive even seen a ve with the stoko wheel removed and bosd kit fitted

Are you really that surprised though...

I thinks this is an excuse for...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDkx1E0fCfU

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:34 pm 
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Thanks for the quick replies.
i dont understand why they would sell steering wheels like this if they were illegal
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:35 pm 
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daniboy232 wrote:
so i cant have this steering wheel in legally? dang thats a downer


Yeh it's a real downer when they put something in your car to save your life. Airbags are there for a reason, there are a few good wheels getting around to suit your car and the airbag still fits up, ie - XR Momo wheel, AU Fairlane woodgrain, Autotec in Melb do one, look around you might be suprised.
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:35 pm 
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yeah sorry to be the bearer of bad new champ, its not worth the a** raping you will get if caught with it. As mentioned you can defiantly get a boss kit to suit, it will simply state something along the lines of, not for road use, Motorsport use only or similar.

Putting stuff in that is not design reg approved can yeild very bed results. you need to look that whatever you install in your car meets the ADR's that were to be complied with at the time your car was released.

 

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Buy this! fits, is legal and a fantastic wheel!

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:40 pm 
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If you dont care about legallities check Ebay for a Boss kit for a XH ute.
It will fit and bolt up as not all XH's come with scare bags. We are lucky that ours is one of them , but we still run a standard EL XR wheel as they are a good thing.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:41 pm 
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Hahaha nah man, i got this as a birthday present lol, im not spending 450$ on a new one lol.
Its all good, thanks again guys!
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Installing a 2000 ford falcon AU Aftermarket Steering wheel?
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:56 am 
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if it one of them supercheap steering wheels like it looks like, they are flimsy at the top and not very good to drive with anyway, my car came with a upa cheap one and i took it off and fitted a decent one my dad had in his garage until i got the info to put the stoko air bag back in

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:06 am 
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daniboy232 wrote:
Thanks for the quick replies.
I don't understand why they would sell steering wheels like this if they were illegal

because they are legal on pre airbag cars etc.
they use to build cars without 300 computers and 50 airbags, even no seatbelts

 

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