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Old 04-28-04, 10:26 PM
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Aftermarket Steering Wheel Adapter for FD - I found the perfect one!

I am pleased to have found a steering wheel adapter than makes the installation of a Momo, Sparco or other such steering wheel a simple bolt on job for US Spec air bag equipped 93-95 RX7s.

A couple of years ago I installed a Momo steering wheel on my '92 Miata and loved it. I purchased a custom adapter from "Finish Line Performance" that is designed specifically for the air bag equipped 1st generation Miata. It comes with proper wiring to make the air bag warning light not go on and the horn connection a true plug and play experience. The adapter also cancels the turn signal perfectly.

I wanted to put a Momo Steering Wheel on my FD also and I was remarking at how the steering wheel setup on the two cars appear indentical. So I took a gamble and purchased the same hub adapter I used for my Miata and it works PERFECTLY. No air bag light, horn works fine, turn signals cancel, location is perfect and no cutting wires or modifications at all. The whole install took 20 minutes at a liesurely pace.

Here is a link to the website that sells it. You want the '90-'97 Miata steering wheel hub adapter:


www.finishlineperformance.com/miata_steeringwheels.html

Just thought I'd pass the word around!

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Old 04-29-04, 12:31 AM
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Thanks, thanks, and thanks again.

Straight to the archives with this. It should probably be added to the Interior/Exterior/Audio archive too.
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Old 05-08-04, 10:49 AM
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This has been discussed on the forum before. I bought mine a year ago and it worked great! It's a much better option then the MOMO Hub and well worth the extra cost in my opinion. It would be nice if all the RX7 vendors would sell that hub instead of the Momo hub for all the FD'S and the air bag equipped FC'S.
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It has? Well damn... nobody seems to know about it... all these poor souls out there still messing with the Momo hub and spending tons of time doing modications to get it to work...
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it looks like its gray?
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Nice to see one with the Momo and Nardi bolt patterns!
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Get this one! Got it on my car and fit perfectly, no b.s. to get it on with a Momo wheel. Don't be a cheap *** and end up with a pos!
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Old 05-10-06, 08:27 PM
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what are u guys doing with cruise control buttons?
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I have this same adaptor with my Sparco wheel, works great - although..hehe..i am still having a problem getting the splines to match up true, my wheel is about 1 degree off to the left.
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Originally Posted by matty
what are u guys doing with cruise control buttons?
I made a template by measuring the distance between the screw holes from the cruise button assembly and hand turned a drill bit into the plastic shroud to make holes. i then carefully screwed the cruise buttons onto that shroud. it took some creative taping of the wires to keep them from hitting stuff when the wheel turns, but it works.
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Originally Posted by Section8
I have this same adaptor with my Sparco wheel, works great - although..hehe..i am still having a problem getting the splines to match up true, my wheel is about 1 degree off to the left.
Sounds like this could be fixed with the tie rods rather than the steering wheel.

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Originally Posted by matty
what are u guys doing with cruise control buttons?

Matty,

I purchased the hub adapter from roadsterdoc that has built in buttons for cruise. I'll post a write up on it after I get it and get it installed.

https://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthread.php?t=535381
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Originally Posted by maxcooper
Sounds like this could be fixed with the tie rods rather than the steering wheel.

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Maybe? I dunno, I'm not an alignment expert lol. All i know is the wheel was straight and true when i took the stock wheel off, now when i try to get the hub adapt on at dead zero, it won't fit on unless i click it right or left one gear tooth.

Maybe i'm just an idiot.
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Yup... I've got this hub on mine, works great. I removed my cruise control anyway.
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Originally Posted by ptrhahn
Yup... I've got this hub on mine, works great. I removed my cruise control anyway.
i think thats what i am gonna do
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I got a used cruise control off of the 3rd gen. parts for sale, used the handy-dandy dremmil and some abs cement and a plastic screw. Mounted the cruise on the plastic shrowd on the hub, and done! Took about two hours and works great. Let me see if I can find the thread I posted photos on.
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Originally Posted by rotoober
I got a used cruise control off of the 3rd gen. parts for sale, used the handy-dandy dremmil and some abs cement and a plastic screw. Mounted the cruise on the plastic shrowd on the hub, and done! Took about two hours and works great. Let me see if I can find the thread I posted photos on.
So I take it the FinishLine adapter has a connector for the cruise control? Would it be possible to use the existing buttons on the spokes of an aftermarket wheel?
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Originally Posted by maxcooper
Sounds like this could be fixed with the tie rods rather than the steering wheel.

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seems to be a common problem with aftermarket hubs, but if u realign the tie rod, that would change the pitman arm angle of steering wouldn't it?
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Originally Posted by Alpine
seems to be a common problem with aftermarket hubs, but if u realign the tie rod, that would change the pitman arm angle of steering wouldn't it?
Are you claiming that your tie rods are of perfect equal length right now??? .. come on you can only be one-half spline off.
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Originally Posted by br555
So I take it the FinishLine adapter has a connector for the cruise control? Would it be possible to use the existing buttons on the spokes of an aftermarket wheel?
No, the finish line adapter does not take into account the cruise control. The miata doesn't have cruise controls on the steering wheel. You'll have to rig something up yourself if you want to keep your cruise control.
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Much appreciated, Thanks
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