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Old 7th August 2011, 06:13 PM
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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?

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Does anybody know the answer to this?
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I was going to do this after IVA.

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Old 22nd January 2012, 03:46 PM
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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?
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Old 22nd January 2012, 05:44 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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