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new steering wheel?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by nbuzz, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. nbuzz

    nbuzz Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I've got a 97 2500 w/ driver side air bag. my question is can i replace the steering wheel? All the padding is gone in the top half of the wheel:cry: And I'm sick of the electrical taped wheel! and to top it if off the vinyl is coming off on my hands too:realmad:

    I've looked on ebay...nothing. local yards dont have anything either. any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Locate a local yard with a used steering wheel at www.car-part.com

    You may have to buy a whole steering column to get what you want.
     
  3. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    you could order one from your dealer if you wanted
    but theyre not cheap
     
  4. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Yeah Steering wheel is about $300 and will cost about $100 to have installed. I did one on my old 94. You will never find a nice one in junkyard. They all tear.
     
  5. Niteman9

    Niteman9 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Don't know about Dodge But I checked and for my 2002 Ford F-350 Lariat. It was around $180 and that is leather.

    Did a quick search on google. $168 without leather $288 with leather
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2009
  6. nbuzz

    nbuzz Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    thanks for the input guys. I found a couple but they are in bad shape, local mech had two from parts trucks... im afraid to call the dealer to see how much $$.

    Have 2 more questions, Can i use one from a newer truck? say an 03-04? and can I use one from a 1500 same generation?
     
  7. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Nope differnt airbag and cruise control hook up
     
  8. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Here's your chance...... :jester:

    F1 - $25,000
    F1 25Gs.jpg


    Pimpin - $125
    chain.jpg

    chain.jpg

    F1 25Gs.jpg
     
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Same problem on my 96- I have a $2.99 plastic lace on wheel wrap on it now. JC Whitneys has leather stitch on covers for under $40 That's my pal this summer (or whenever the plastic one wears out....I'm lazy)
     
  10. nbuzz

    nbuzz Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    LMAO... I'll have to take the... Sh*#t I cant decide!

    I appreciate the info guys.. but it looks like I'm just gonna wrap it for now, since I just had to buy 2 new tires...
     
  11. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Have you checked E-bay, I neded one for my Excursion , I found quite a few. I bought a nice non leather one for a standard pick-up, looked real nice and when I sold the truck the buyer was surprised , he said every Ex he looked at the wheel was falling apart!

    Just remember "if it's out there it's on E-bay!" and if you don't see it today it will show up tomorrow! lol
     
  12. Bibbo

    Bibbo Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    lol i just wrapped mine in about 4 layers of black electrical tape works fine for me