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Postby anttie » Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:25 pm

what is the diameter for the 87+ and the 85-86 wheels?\
i know the 87+ is smaller but by how much?
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Postby immorality » Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:10 pm

I think it's only like 1" smaller. It's really not a big difference, still feels like a bus to me.
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Postby anttie » Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:13 pm

would it be worth it to upgrade to 87+ ..cuz im using 86 2 spoke one
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Postby immorality » Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:02 pm

I don't think so. Most people just get an aftermarket wheel like a grant or a momo.

I'm using a grant wheel and I find it much better than stock without the cost of going to a momo (not quite as nice though).
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Postby Dustin » Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:47 pm

I dont think so either. It's only an inch smaller (I think the stock '86 wheel is 15.5"). I'm going for a Grant wheel at 13.5" soon, that's probably your best bet
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Postby formula_redmr2 » Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:48 pm

is it even really smaller in diameter?
i used to have the 87+ one and i remember seeing my friends 86 s/w looks about the same..just the 87 looks nicer with the leather and MR2 logo in the middle.
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Postby RePete » Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:59 pm

Yeah, those MK1 steering wheels are quite large at 15"+ and they're relatively deep dish too, didn't see much of a difference between my '86 and my '89. Grants are OK but I've got a $450 Momo Jet wheel in el perfecto shape for $300 with TOYOTA hub if anyone wants it.
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Postby SuperChimp » Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:31 pm

but isn't smaller wheel makes u use more power to turn?

do u feel it heavier to turn when switching to smaller steering?
since our cars are not power steering
my mr2 is soo cute, is ur 2 cute?
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Postby UFO » Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:52 pm

i used to have a 11.5" wheel on my old mk1. it was bearable to turn with, but definitely tougher (esp running 205's). bigger problem was that it often got in the way of critical parts of the gauge cluster.

im using a 13" grant wheel now, and am quite happy with it for the most part. kind of wish that it was a bit further away from the turn signal/cruise stalk
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Postby nigel » Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:10 pm

I have used three different aftermarket wheels now (JDM toyota, Momo, TRD) and they are all really close to the turn signal, and when my highbeams are off, I cant turn properly. It really sucks. I am thinking of cutting and then fiberglassing my turn signal so that it is farther from the wheel.
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Postby RePete » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:09 pm

I had the same problem with my Grant wheel 'till I pitched it. The Momo hub is the exact same distance from the dash as the stock steering wheel, the only hub I've seen that is.
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Postby Dustin » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:10 pm

When I get my Grant I'm gonna add the 1" spacer to it that they offer
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Postby immorality » Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:23 pm

I think that I'm gonna get a different wheel. I'm not a big fan of the one I have, always did want a momo race.
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Postby UFO » Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:58 pm

the old generic wheel i had on momo hub was close to stock distance wise from the turn signal also. you can also buy spacers, adjustable or fixed, to move the wheel out more

i'd take that grant spacer off your hands russ :D
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Postby immorality » Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:08 am

UFO wrote:i'd take that grant spacer off your hands russ :D



I'm sure your not the only one! I still need to find myself another wheel, but there are more important tasks at hand.
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