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is having a removable steering wheel a good security?

Postby kracksmith » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:18 pm

so i was thinking to get a removable steering wheel as a security measure to project my CRX. It wouldn't be the only security but just something I thought would justify be buying one to say it could be a addition item for security.

i mean which theft will have the exact steering wheel with the right adapter to steal a car.
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Re: is having a removable steering wheel a good security?

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Re: is having a removable steering wheel a good security?

Postby ColdLumpen » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:14 pm

It's good security if you don't want your steering wheel stolen. :P Seriously though, mine was stolen and some sort of tool with teeth was used on the splined hub to drive the car. I'm curious how it felt to drive like that with the Quaife steering pinion.
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Re: is having a removable steering wheel a good security?

Postby 4drSpankR » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:41 am

For me, it's just added deterrent. If someone wants your car bad enough, they will take it.

I installed a quick-release hub to mine and there's no way you can use Vise-Grips to steer the vehicle. So yes, in that sense, it is good security, but it shouldn't be your ONLY security.
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Re: is having a removable steering wheel a good security?

Postby kracksmith » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:51 pm

4drspank4, do you mind posting what brand you used to avoid the vise grip? im in the market for one.

for 100% security, a company should have a hydralic lock to all 4 brakes. the only way to steal that is to pick up the car, which yes its possible but kind of hard to do so. A hidden 4g GSM device should be in there too.
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Re: is having a removable steering wheel a good security?

Postby 4drSpankR » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:45 am

kracksmith wrote:4drspankR, do you mind posting what brand you used to avoid the vise grip? im in the market for one.


https://jhpusa.com/collections/quick-release-hubs/products/nrg-quick-release-kit-thin-version



kracksmith wrote:for 100% security, a company should have a hydralic lock to all 4 brakes. the only way to steal that is to pick up the car, which yes its possible but kind of hard to do so. A hidden 4g GSM device should be in there too.



Still not 100%, I've seen pictures of an Integra literally being drug away because of security. One of the reasons my CRX is in a locked garage and also parked in.
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Re: is having a removable steering wheel a good security?

Postby tommy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:22 pm

I've got an NRG quick release and their quick tilt system on my CRX. The short hub is fine; the quick tilt mechanism keeps loosening up. Yes, I'm sure that some loctite would probably do the job, but I don't think that I should have to use it. It's a ripoff of the Works Bell unit; before I drive the car again in the spring, I'll be swapping in the WB version.

Long story short - NRG stuff can be ok, but I've also seen many people say how bad the NRG stuff is and seen videos. If you can afford it, it's safer to avoid NRG overall, imho.

Quick releases are somewhat of a decent deterrent, especially if you put on a lock withe wheel off. Nothing's foolproof, though.
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Re: is having a removable steering wheel a good security?

Postby Baker » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:46 am

kracksmith wrote:for 100% security, a company should have a hydralic lock to all 4 brakes. the only way to steal that is to pick up the car


Nope. The Crx is light enough and can be easily dragged away by any competent vehicle.
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Re: is having a removable steering wheel a good security?

Postby Mista Bone » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:47 am

Baker wrote:
kracksmith wrote:for 100% security, a company should have a hydralic lock to all 4 brakes. the only way to steal that is to pick up the car


Nope. The Crx is light enough and can be easily dragged away by any competent vehicle.


They aren't really worried about the rear tires as they drive away with it using a repo truck. Also another quick trick it drag it onto a tilt bed roll back tow truck and drive away. Worry about securing it later.
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