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Old 05-09-2016, 11:04 AM
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Just ordered mine finally. Hopefully the dealer can do the swap without messing it up. I'm not sure they remove the steering wheel buttons and trim very often


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You know steering wheel swaps are easier than you think. Consider doing it yourself. I did one on my Acura once and it was cake, the only thing is I did have to take it to the dealership to get an alignment because the splines on each wheel vary. So say you removed the original steering wheel with the wheel perfectly centered, there is a chance the splines will be off just enough that the new wheel will be slightly cocked. No way around that but to get an alignment done. Not sure if the same would happen on the jeeps or not.

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While I agree with you.. The HA is not an SRT, it's like a cross between that and a Overland/Summit. So give it a sporty wheel but not completely so like the SRT.. That's how I arrived at the R/T wheel anyways... I don't like that they basically put a Laredo wheel in the HA but I'm picky.

So yeah, I guess they should have just put perforations on the wheel so it doesn't look like a Laredo. I mean the R/T gets its own...
I see what you're saying, but in that sense the HA is also not a Durango. Besides, it will be the original airbag on there anyway so it's not like it will say SRT on it. It's just a steering wheel and the SRT one doesn't look crazy enough to that it would look odd in a High Altitude...infact I think it would look great.

I would consider a swap to the black wood wheel as well to match the rest of the gloss black trim in the HA. I enjoyed the steering wheel in my Summit.

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Re: Black wood steering wheel

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You know steering wheel swaps are easier than you think. Consider doing it yourself. I did one on my Acura once and it was cake, the only thing is I did have to take it to the dealership to get an alignment because the splines on each wheel vary. So say you removed the original steering wheel with the wheel perfectly centered, there is a chance the splines will be off just enough that the new wheel will be slightly cocked. No way around that but to get an alignment done. Not sure if the same would happen on the jeeps or not.

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I see what you're saying, but in that sense the HA is also not a Durango. Besides, it will be the original airbag on there anyway so it's not like it will say SRT on it. It's just a steering wheel and the SRT one doesn't look crazy enough to that it would look odd in a High Altitude...infact I think it would look great.

I would consider a swap to the black wood wheel as well to match the rest of the gloss black trim in the HA. I enjoyed the steering wheel in my Summit.

The Splines on the GC steering wheel only go on ONE way, there's no way to get it wrong.....I learned this when I was watching and asking questions while the tech installed mine at Feeny Jeep in Elgin, Il....


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Re: Black wood steering wheel

I'm calling bullshit, there's no way a jeep employed tech was smart enough or capable enough to install something that only requires one nut to get it right.

My only question is does anyone know if they made the black wood steering wheel in the 11 to 13 style center, here or abroad.


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I'm calling bullshit, there's no way a jeep employed tech was smart enough or capable enough to install something that only requires one nut to get it right.

My only question is does anyone know if they made the black wood steering wheel in the 11 to 13 style center, here or abroad.


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Yes, they made a black wood steering wheel for 2011-2013 Overland Summit but it has saddle colored stitching.


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The Splines on the GC steering wheel only go on ONE way, there's no way to get it wrong.....I learned this when I was watching and asking questions while the tech installed mine at Feeny Jeep in Elgin, Il....


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Ok so here is the question. When I changed out steering wheels in my Acura TL, it was also splined, almost like a axle shaft or whatever. The problem is the splines on each steering wheel varied just enough in rotation that no two steering wheels were alike. So say you remove the original steering wheel with it set perfectly flat and true. When you go to put the new steering wheel on, the splines on that new wheel might be ever so slightly off, meaning when you put the new wheel back on its going to be just a tad off center (enough to be noticeable). I actually had to have my TL realigned after replacing the steering wheel.
So is the Jeep like this, or is it not really splines, but more like notched to only go in one way? See what I am saying? And yes that car also had just one bolt holding it in place.
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Re: Black wood steering wheel

Hey guys I know I'm kind of digging this thread up from some months ago, but I'm still sort of interested in swapping out the steering wheel for something a little more fancy like the black wood one from the Summit, or an SRT wheel.
I have been doing my research and my concern is about getting the heated wheel to work. From my understanding all you need to do is have the correct harness that would have originally gone with the steering wheel? I found a brand new SRT steering wheel on ebay that includes its original harness. Since it comes with the harness I should be good to go right?
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