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Old 07-01-2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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949 Racing 50mm Steering Spacer 86 - GR86

Our 50mm billet aluminum steering wheel spacers are finally in. Just a few in stock for this first batch as of today. Bigger batch coming in a few weeks. Fit's all years including GR86

Steering Spacers BRZ/FRS/GT86/GR86

Specifically for the OEM wheel. Retains all airbag and additional circuitry. Black anodized aluminum blends in so most people won't even notice it.

Extension range, measured from dash to rim of wheel:
80-120mm OEM
130-170mm 949 Spacer

Even Sonny, who is 5'-7", extends the OEM wheel back when he drives on track. For taller drivers, the wheel is generally hitting your legs and simply too far away. Blub (our project car shown here) fits me like my race car now.





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Is this a confirmed fit for 2017+ vehicles? I’m not sure if there are any differences but better safe than sorry.
Also does it come with an instruction manual? Is this something that can be accessible online. Wanted to see what exactly is involved before ordering it.
Thanks again for all your development on this platform!
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Is this a confirmed fit for 2017+ vehicles? Iím not sure if there are any differences but better safe than sorry.
Also does it come with an instruction manual? Is this something that can be accessible online. Wanted to see what exactly is involved before ordering it.
Thanks again for all your development on this platform!
Not tested on 2017 but splines are the same. Ports for wiring harness the same. Spacer itself requires no electronic connections. OEM connections just pass through. No instructions per se. Get a factory service manual or hire a pro. Steering wheel with airbag not something for the novice mechanic.
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Get me one. damn be the SCCA sanctions. I take being tall as a handicap and this allows me to use alternate controls
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Also does it come with an instruction manual? Is this something that can be accessible online. Wanted to see what exactly is involved before ordering it.
Swapping our steering wheels is cake, so this should be pretty easy unless they did something bizarre with the design of the spacer. Here's a decent DIY on removing the airbag and steering wheel, with lots of pictures:

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35900

Just imagine doing that but installing 949's spacer before putting the wheel back on.

BTW, there's a very good bit of advice in there that a lot of people miss. The wheel may not want to come off at first, especially if it's never been taken off before. You will save yourself a painful blow to the face if you loosen the center nut almost to the end of the threads but don't remove it. Pull back on the wheel until it pops loose from the splines, THEN remove the nut. If you take the nut completely off, you'll yank and yank and yank and finally it will pop right off and break your nose.
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Swapping our steering wheels is cake, so this should be pretty easy unless they did something bizarre with the design of the spacer. Here's a decent DIY on removing the airbag and steering wheel, with lots of pictures:

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35900

Just imagine doing that but installing 949's spacer before putting the wheel back on.

BTW, there's a very good bit of advice in there that a lot of people miss. The wheel may not want to come off at first, especially if it's never been taken off before. You will save yourself a painful blow to the face if you loosen the center nut almost to the end of the threads but don't remove it. Pull back on the wheel until it pops loose from the splines, THEN remove the nut. If you take the nut completely off, you'll yank and yank and yank and finally it will pop right off and break your nose.
Ive done this with the ND.

Keep the lug off and shimmy it left to right a bit and then go apesh!t on it and then go back to shimmy-ing it. remember to clock the steering shaft straight and Lay key marks on it and the wheel to align it straight. the wheel should match within a tooth of what it was on the ND the wheel was about a half tooth off, with how it was designed but with another alignment you wouldnt notice.
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Ordered mine... First?!?
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Ordered mine... First?!?
I don't think you win anything if you're first.
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All i can say. Finally .
(and no clue why no other vendor for all these years didn't made such in past).
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I don't think you win anything if you're first.


I can paint an orange 1 in it and tout how I bought the first one (knowing full well people probably already have them due to prototyping and whatnot )
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Swapping our steering wheels is cake, so this should be pretty easy unless they did something bizarre with the design of the spacer. Here's a decent DIY on removing the airbag and steering wheel, with lots of pictures:

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35900

Just imagine doing that but installing 949's spacer before putting the wheel back on.

BTW, there's a very good bit of advice in there that a lot of people miss. The wheel may not want to come off at first, especially if it's never been taken off before. You will save yourself a painful blow to the face if you loosen the center nut almost to the end of the threads but don't remove it. Pull back on the wheel until it pops loose from the splines, THEN remove the nut. If you take the nut completely off, you'll yank and yank and yank and finally it will pop right off and break your nose.
I figured it was easy, seems like any other wheel pull. I just like to over analyze every project before taking it on, no matter how small. In the end it's always some small stupid oversight that ends up making a 20min job into a 4 hour job.
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I figured it was easy, seems like any other wheel pull. I just like to over analyze every project before taking it on, no matter how small. In the end it's always some small stupid oversight that ends up making a 20min job into a 4 hour job.
I do the same thing. That's how I already knew that DIY was there, because I scrutinized it before swapping my steering wheel.
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That driver comparison hits home for me. I use the same OMP HTR seat and I'm 6'3". Tired of the steering wheel resting on my knees. This will be great!
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Just a few in stock for this first batch as of today. Bigger batch coming in a few weeks.
How many are in this first batch? Have they sold out yet?
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