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Thinking of getting a new steering wheel,  any suggestions ?  Got a basic Mountney looking for something a bit nicer to hold.

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When you are looking at alternative steering wheels you have a very wide choice and it all depends on what you want. Deep dish, flat, small, very small, removable, leather, wood etc etc.  A smaller wheel will give more elbow room while a deep-dish will bring the wheel closer to you (but further away from the stalks). I have had a few different ones on my 90 during the last 20-years and they all did what I wanted at the time.

14-inch leather & polished alloy Mountney (flat).

12-Inch leather & brushed alloy Raid (flat and fitted to Snap-Off adaptor).

Currently I have a 14-inch leather & brushed alloy Momo (flat) which suits me perfectly.

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4 hours ago, Litch said:

Currently I have a 14-inch leather & brushed alloy Momo (flat) which suits me perfectly. 

 

Nice!

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On 12/8/2018 at 1:39 PM, western said:

If you want to stay with a LR wheel depending on your column spline count 36 or 48, this is worth a read http://www.web-rover.co.uk/articles-steeringwheels.html

IIRC some Austin Rover car wheels fit as well.

I have type A fitted with a leather cover, from wheel skins, which is just about the best wheel I have ever come across in a Defender.  I find the rim of a bare type A too thin and the type B too fat and spongy

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I swapped my A type for a C variant factory fitted with a leather cover, its about 1 inch smaller diameter but with a thicker rim, its a nice wheel to drive with.

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2 hours ago, neil110 said:

I have type A fitted with a leather cover, from wheel skins, which is just about the best wheel I have ever come across in a Defender.  I find the rim of a bare type A too thin and the type B too fat and spongy

Do you have a picture Neil? 

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As for the stalks you can gently bend them to get the ends closer to the wheel, I did that to mine & can reach both without taking a hand off the wheel.

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I had a leather and brushed steel MOMO one on before the rebuild. Can't remember what diameter but it will be going back on :). Not blingy either which is good.

 

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