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Gullwing steering wheel

Post by needmykitt » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:05 am

is there some way to find out if the gullwing steering wheel is legall in my state? cause i want to put one on on my car

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Re: Gullwing steering wheel

Post by Knight Racer » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:53 am

As far as I know,every state requires you to have your hands at 10 and 2.I did find this a while ago somewhere.

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You keep the pieces in your car for when you get pulled over.It would solve a few legality issues if there was a switch you could flip to slide the plastic part of the scanner to go from yellow to red.

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Re: Gullwing steering wheel

Post by suprman1j » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:56 pm

Unfortunately, the gullwing steering wheel is illegal in all states. the steering wheel, must be a completely enclosed style, like a wheel

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Re: Gullwing steering wheel

Post by sheltonw3 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:40 pm

Not really!!!..most states do not allow the stock wheel to be modded or the airbag to be removed!..I've been stopped a few times and no "Gullwing Issues"!

so it really depends on what state you live in and if the cops there just straight up hate you?

so techically the gullwing is an after market wheel and as we all know after market wheels are perfectly legal in m ost states! or they'd never be sold any where!
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Re: Gullwing steering wheel

Post by sheltonw3 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:42 pm

needmykitt wrote:is there some way to find out if the gullwing steering wheel is legall in my state? cause i want to put one on on my car

what state are you in?...youcan look up the vehicle code on line,but hell that never stopped any of us! :twisted:
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Re: Gullwing steering wheel

Post by needmykitt » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:30 pm

sweet! thanks guys, i will definitely take the risk :P lol cause this is my dream car since i was little. i like in austin, tx.....so i guess im going to order it and see what happens later :good: :kitt2:

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Re: Gullwing steering wheel

Post by Bandit_214 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:17 am

I found this on another message board, apparently someone asked the FED's... lol

"There are no Federal requirements that a steering wheel be round.
However, the steering wheel and column are integral to the frontal crash
protection of the driver. Plus the steering wheel hub contains the air
bag.
An individual could legally replace the steering wheel with a
non-original equipment wheel. However, if a commercial entity replaced
the wheel it would likely be a violation of Federal law that prohibits
rendering inoperative a safety device or design."

Charles R. Case, Chief
Crashworthiness Division
Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance
Office of Enforcement
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E., NVS-224, Room W45-320
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-5319 Office
202-366-3081 FAX

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