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Luke2842 7th August 2011 07:13 PM

Quick release wheel and boss
Hi all,

Just wondered if anyone knew if I could fit a quick release steering wheel and boss before iva? The boss being the type that you weld on? I know the wheel I have will pass but it's just welding the boss onto the shaft and it being removable?


Cyberbeej 22nd January 2012 04:27 PM

Does anybody know the answer to this?

tkpm 22nd January 2012 04:30 PM

I was going to do this after IVA.


Cyberbeej 22nd January 2012 04:46 PM

Reading through all the questions about this and it looks like i might have to borrow a standard sierra steering wheel for IVA.

To be honest though, id rather do all the mods once rather than pulling the car to bits again to fit a removable boss. The one i picked up is the weld on type to a 3 bolt steering wheel.

Think i'll call the IVA guy for bishopbriges (Alan Burns) and ask him since thats where i'll be taking it.

Any more thought?

davidimurray 22nd January 2012 06:29 PM

Just remember this ....


Luke2842 22nd January 2012 06:44 PM

I decided to just bolt the wheel on for the moment and may change it at some point after the test. Be interested to hear what a testers view of quick release wheels are.

Cyberbeej 22nd January 2012 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by davidimurray (Post 69978)

Hell of an accident.
I see it says something about the steering boss failing, if fitted safely i don't see any problems using a proven design and quality parts.
The likes of F1 and touring cars have been using similar for years.

twinturbo 22nd January 2012 09:40 PM

i have an old SWM QR, it's a boss kit that bolts to the sierra collumn

Currently on my sierra but will go on the 7 after IVA.


Davey 22nd January 2012 09:48 PM

I encounter QR steering wheels fairly frequently on motorhomes. The boss is fixed to the steering column by the same method as the original wheel, i.e. tapered splines or hexagon with a threaded portion beyond which a nut goes onto. The wheel itself is secured to the boss via three 6mm dowels and two retractable pegs to release it plus a keylock to securely fix it in place. The keylock should ALWAYS be used to secure the wheel to the boss. Just this saturday gone I submitted a motorhome for MOT with a removable wheel and it passed with four advisory notices, all wheel bearings. The tester was most surprised when I popped the steering wheel off in front of him.


twinturbo 22nd January 2012 10:49 PM

Do you have the little keylocks in stock, we used to have one on our towhitch the same as the SWM quick release. Never seen them again.


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