There’s leg room in the Range Rover for lanky Charlie – at last
or years I have had my long-legged 6ft 4in frame scrunched up in in early Range Rovers with the fixed steering wheel position. In my three-door it started to get a bit uncomfortable so I decided to raise the steering wheel. A web search took me to Exmoor Trim and I noted that they do a nice removable steering wheel kit, so I ordered one.
Could it be an anti-theft device as well, I think that’s debateable really? It seems to me with this thieving epidemic we are all going through at the moment in Landy land, the scum that do this are able to steal anything they take a fancy to.
The kit comes in four parts; the boss to replace the old steering wheel, the lock ring on top of that, the other lock part that you fit to the new wheel, and the wheel itself. It can be a drama getting the old steering wheel off and many people may tell you to get a hammer and give the spokes of the wheel a thump. My advice, don’t do it, because if you hit it too hard you could shake the gubbins inside the wheel console and break one of the stalk controls. I know this because I have done just that. I have also yanked a steering wheel and its come off and given me a black eye and a bloody nose.
Easier to get or borrow a puller and the wheel will pop off safely without damage. It’s just a matter now of fitting the parts in