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Old 29th January 2009, 11:28   #1
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Guys, I own a Scorpio 2.6 Dx (non-crde) and have been using it for 4+ years. I have started to hate the stock steering wheel. When you're tired on long trips, especially on bad roads, the steering wheel feels too fat and the palms of my hands start paining.

I want to know from the gurus if I can install a smaller dia aftermarket wheel and what are the options available ? I could not find anyone on the forum with an aftermarket steering wheel on the scorpio. Please let me know the possibilities on doing this. What are the prices (approx.) of these sport steering wheels ?
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Guys, I own a Scorpio 2.6 Dx (non-crde) and have been using it for 4+ years. I have started to hate the stock steering wheel. When you're tired on long trips, especially on bad roads, the steering wheel feels too fat and the palms of my hands start paining.
But why you hold steering tight with palms in first place ? Open palms with fingers on the spoke of steering wheel should also be just fine and it won't hurt your hands.
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But why you hold steering tight with palms in first place ? Open palms with fingers on the spoke of steering wheel should also be just fine and it won't hurt your hands.
there are no spokes on the stock wheel, and the middle 'fat' part is quite uncomfortable to use for a long time as well. i also find the wheel dia too big. a smaller wheel would do wonders, espoecially with the buttery-smooth effortless power steering on the scorpio.
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Reducing the steering wheel diameter would increase the effort required to move it. Even in small increments, it makes a lot of difference.

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Rather than a smaller dia steering wheel (which will increase effort), probably changing to a design more suitable to your driving style is better.
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Try steering knobs like this. This will to some extent relieves you
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i'm not particular about a smaller dia, but a thinner, sportier wheel is what i need. what i want to know is if its possible to install an aftermarket wheel on the scorpio.
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