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Old 06-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #101
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What is LTB? This? http://ltbautosports.com/ltbqure3howe.html Seems like a lot to pay for something with slop like that.

My china NRG knock off is similar. Have you been using it like that at the track?

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LTB hub play. I showed you the up close shot of the spline so you can see it rocking back and forth. Aka, there's really no radial play, only rocking it toward and away from you at the ends.

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Those are the 2 I am debating over lol I like having suede for the track, but the car is more a street car than track car so I may go with the blue.
My car is much more track than street at this point, so I'd be leaning toward the suede... but damn the blue looks nice. Either way, they'll have the same build quality and that's what matters.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:47 PM   #103
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Yes I've tracked it for years. I paid $99 years ago, so either the design has changed or they weren't making enough profit. And it's actually this one:

http://ltbautosports.com/ltbquicrelsp.html
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:57 PM   #104
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Subscribed. I ordered an NRG hub, 3.0 quick release and a 3" deep steering wheel. I'll keep you posted on my results as well. Should be in by Friday i hope.
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Almost bought a NRG wheel today. Only thing that bothers me is how deep do i need to have to have the steering wheel close to the stock position? Nrgs' are 3" deep and 350mm, are those close to stock position?
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:27 PM   #106
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just saw you posted yank, looking forward to your thoughts!
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #107
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just saw you posted yank, looking forward to your thoughts!
Tracking says it should be delivered on Friday. I'll try to install it on my white car and take some good side view reference shots with the camera in the same position before and after. I kinda want the wheel a couple inches further toward me so its not so much of a reach but to each their own.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:58 PM   #108
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I sit fairly close to the wheel as it is. Any closer it would be track style for me, since i plan to DD my car
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I went to check out why this thing has play, and it looks like the blue lock ring is not sitting flush on the hub side. It is resting off centre on the heads of the allen screws. I think I might try to counter sink the holes for the hub side. I think it might work.

The picture depicts beveled holes for countersunk allen screws, but mine are not like that.

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I just got my steering wheel adapters in the mail today. I'm not so sure about the quick release. The quick release feels solid on it's own with no play, but once everything is mounted and I try to rip the wheel off, I can feel some slop. In the normal steering plane, left to right, I feel 0 play. Definitely would use it on the street (why use a QR hub for street, no idea), but is this acceptable for the track?

Also, I have a legit Momo wheel and when trying to rip it off holding the 12 and 6 o'clock positions I see quite a bit of flex. Nowhere near as stiff as a stocker.

I don't know if I'm just expecting too much.

This is the QR hub
STEERING WHEEL QUICK RELEASE HUB ADAPTER BLUE DENALI G35 G37 IS300 PRELUDE MIATA | eBay
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #110
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Parts received. Stay tuned...

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #111
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where did you order? can you link me to that wheel, thats the one i want!
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Yay! Looks great, can't wait to see them installed!
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #113
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Ordered from the guy that NRG said to order from. they will hook you up with the nearest retailer in hopes that they have what you want in stock. i live in central KY but the guy i ordered from was in NC. 1-800-961-2124

Looks like about a 1.5 to 2" difference. Stock wheel is 5" deep and can be seen in red on the tape measure.






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Please forgive the shift **** and boot. This is my DD and i haven't had a chance to do this car up my way yet. I did however have a chance to remove the "Still Hood" and "Slammed Enuf" stickers from the windows though..
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Is the wheel flexy at all, or does it feel pretty solid? How is that v3 QR? Seems like you can still reach the stalks ok, 1-2" difference probably won't make it much more difficult.
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Is the wheel flexy at all, or does it feel pretty solid? How is that v3 QR? Seems like you can still reach the stalks ok, 1-2" difference probably won't make it much more difficult.
Very solid setup. Only flex in the system is the metal in the wheel flexing. +/- 1/16 @ ~ 25 pounds force. V3 QR works very smooth. Nice solid snap when it locks in.

Reaching for the turning signal for the first time surprised me, not gonna lie. I have big hands (7.875" from tip to wrist) and its a stretch. Possible but i'm going to have to get used to.
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Yank, do you feel you could taco the wheel if you wanted to?
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Very solid setup. Only flex in the system is the metal in the wheel flexing. +/- 1/16 @ ~ 25 pounds force. V3 QR works very smooth. Nice solid snap when it locks in.

Reaching for the turning signal for the first time surprised me, not gonna lie. I have big hands (7.875" from tip to wrist) and its a stretch. Possible but i'm going to have to get used to.
Sweet, thanks for the quick feedback. I'll have to sit in some more cars with racing wheels and QRs and see what the feel is like. I'm pretty small (5'9" ~135lbs) so until I wire in the lights etc into a panel where the stereo currently is I need to be able to reach the stalks easily. Perhaps getting less of a deep dish wheel will help with that. I also have 5 pt harnesses, so I can't reach as far with those on.
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Yank, do you feel you could taco the wheel if you wanted to?
Scroll up and look at my arms... No way in hell bro.
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Haha the pics on my phone don't show very well

Definitely looks like I may be getting one soon!
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #120
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Had a little issue.
The hub was pushing back too hard on the steering column shroud and it popped it apart. Not a huge deal but needs addressing.



The plan is to just take off this lip that presses against the hub. Should be enough to take the pressure off the plastic.



After the fix. This should do the trick.



I didnt get a good pic from the front the other day. Here is one at a SW isometric.



Final thoughts. I am loving this wheel. I never understood it before but I can see now why people get into steering wheels. Its just one more item that changes the way you drive. In my case, more aggressively. (if it wasn't already bad enough.. )
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