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Steering Wheel Position

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by stevecres, Mar 4, 2023.

  1. Mar 4, 2023
    Jw60

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    looking at pictures mine points to the left and that agrees with my memory. I'ld rest my left hand on the spoke on long drives and it had a pull to the right.
     
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    WYOMIKE

    WYOMIKE Oct 1971 pic

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    Took this picture back in 1973 of my 71 and the front wheels look straight ahead. And everything is still all original. Looks like to me one spoke it at 0° and on the bottom they are at around 120° and 240°

    But if you look at the famous pic of the 3 R-IIs together with the front wheel straight, the steering wheel looks just the just the opposite. So who knows for sure.

    Mike

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    SIDSCJ

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    Spoke down.
    How else are you gonna keep your hands at 10 &2 :worry:??
    Aim high in steering and all that.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    With only 60° of difference between the two, isn’t that the normal range of play in a Ross system?
     
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    Fireball

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    :rofl:
     
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    stevecres

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    This is crazy
    I guess spoke down,
    Any factory assembly line personal here??
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    I put mine down and hook my thumbs in the spokes while driving. I wish I would have painted mine with Chassy Coat before I put it on, the paint from the factory is worn off in 11 K miles.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2023
    William Lucas

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    Mine is down because I have a tach mounted to the steering shaft.
     
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  9. Mar 8, 2023
    jeepdaddy2000

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    For me too. about parallel with the ground.
    I like to hang my arm out the window and use the spoke for steering while driving
     
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    CraigE

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    Spoke center is down on my low-mileage '71 CJ-6.
     
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    kenb

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    I thought you were supposed to do more like 930 and 230 in case of airbag deployment
     
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    Jw60

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    I don't think we need to worry about that here.
     
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