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Offline ddgeramcharger79

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Quick release steering wheel
« on: August 25, 2020, 12:04:08 pm »
So for a while now Iíve been taking the ramcharger on a few roadtrips. My last one this last weekend I went up into Cincinnati and while I was there I got to thinking about how easy it would be to steal with the top down... and how I didnít wanna be stranded there 😂

Is there any particular brand or setup you guys have used with your rc as far as a quick release goes? Iíd just disconnect and throw it in my suitcase when I went in the hotel or into one of my friends places.

Iíve tried searching back through some posts and havenít been able to find much

Also the large steering wheel tends to make my upper neck and back hurt on long drives so I wanna scale it down.
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    Re: Quick release steering wheel
    « Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 12:47:55 pm »
    I'd look at Grant. They're pretty mainstream and more likely to be geared more towards a regular vehicle (horn button, etc) than a true formula setup.
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    Re: Quick release steering wheel
    « Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 10:43:23 pm »
    There are a few companies that make quick release steering wheel adapters.

    Here are two for example......

    https://www.jegs.com/i/Strange-Engineering/873/Q1200/10002/-1
    https://www.vmsracing.com/products/universal-short-steering-wheel-quick-release
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    Re: Quick release steering wheel
    « Reply #3 on: September 1, 2020, 08:39:39 pm »
    Maybe also consider a momentary pushbutton in a hidden area that must be pushed while turning the key.
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    Re: Quick release steering wheel
    « Reply #4 on: September 1, 2020, 09:36:57 pm »
    you could tie the park brake switch or door jamb switch to the negative side of the coil so it won't start with the park brake on or doors open or you could install a switch or relay to ground the negative side of the coil so it will not start. you can hide capacitive touch switches behind plastic area's of the dash. they work behind almost anything other than metal. you would have to use one with a relay to ground the coil but easily enough done.
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    Re: Quick release steering wheel
    « Reply #5 on: September 5, 2020, 06:57:45 pm »
    you could tie the park brake switch or door jamb switch to the negative side of the coil so it won't start with the park brake on or doors open or you could install a switch or relay to ground the negative side of the coil so it will not start. you can hide capacitive touch switches behind plastic area's of the dash. they work behind almost anything other than metal. you would have to use one with a relay to ground the coil but easily enough done.

    Im totally down to try this out.. but I do also want a quick release wheel 😂 partially because the seats I have in it now sit a little closer and higher and my legs donít fit well under the stock wheel. A grant 13.5 would be a good size
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    Re: Quick release steering wheel
    « Reply #6 on: September 5, 2020, 07:16:38 pm »
    i just know grounding the negative side of the coil prevents a engine from starting since the ignition grounds the coil to make it fire. it would also allow you to install a tach if you want one. if someone was trying to hotwire a vehicle most times they go after ignition switch or powering the coil directly. with the negative coil terminal grounded engine will crank but no fire.
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    Re: Quick release steering wheel
    « Reply #7 on: September 5, 2020, 09:37:39 pm »
    i just know grounding the negative side of the coil prevents a engine from starting since the ignition grounds the coil to make it fire. it would also allow you to install a tach if you want one. if someone was trying to hotwire a vehicle most times they go after ignition switch or powering the coil directly. with the negative coil terminal grounded engine will crank but no fire.
    I have done this on several vehicles making sure that I also taped up the wire into the loom so the wire didn't stand out. I had to leave my performance car in a parking garage back in the '70's, ( I had little choice ) a few were notorious for having cars stolen. I also had to leave the keys, when I returned several hours later, they were still trying to get the car going very embarrassed when I confronted them as they had moved it to a remote place. Long story short, I jumped in with them watching and started it straight away. I had a switch in the ash tray which I never used. You just need to spend a few minutes looking over the inside of your vehicle and where a switch or button can be placed.
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