Golf cart steering wheels can add a custom look to your cart. Replacing this golf cart part is quite easy and I'll take you through it step by step.
Since we bought our refurbished Club Car golf cart a year ago, I've been looking at upgrading the steering wheel to something more custom. Surprisingly it was my wife who actually picked out the new one and ordered it. I must say it looks really good.
A steering wheel can be specific to the golf cart make and model or universal. The ones that are universal may require an adapter kit specific to your golf cart make and model. Some wheels come as a kit with the adapter parts included. Here are some features to consider:
1. Padded or not padded
2. The color of the grip
The normal colors are black, wood grain, white, red, blue and green. If you like the red aviator style like the one pictured above you can find it here at Amazon:
3. The color and number of the spokes
The number of spokes range from a simple two spoke, called a billet 2 spoke Typhoon steering wheel to 4 spokes. Besides the number of spokes, there are lots of different styles and finishes such as brushed aluminum to stainless steel.Mostly available in black or chrome. Personally, I like the chrome best.
The basic steering wheels start at around $65 and can go up to $250.
You will need to know the make, model and year of your golf cart to make your selection. Buggies Unlimited has the best prices, best selection and best shipping deals.
Wheel sizes range from 12.5" to 14" as you can see. The larger wheel is the older one and the new wheel is 13". The new wheel also has a thicker rim which I think providers a more comfortable grip. Go to Everything Carts now to get yours:Golf Cart Steering Wheels
For a whole lot less money, you can purchase a steering wheel cover. The neoprene ones run around $15 and come in basic colors like black, dark grey or tan or in fun bright colors. All leather wheel covers like this one pictured are about $25.
This is good option if you want to just change the color of your wheel for a new look or if you need to cover a worn and faded existing wheel. These covers are universal meaning it will fit on almost any make or model. The golf cart steering wheel covers by Steer come in beige, gray or black. Find thems at Amazon here:
Another accessory that can customize your golf cart is a steering wheel column cover or sleeve. The time to add or replace it is when the steering wheel has been removed.
The sleeve is like a big paper towel tube that slides right over the column.
This golf cart part is specific to your make and model. Column covers come in black plastic or a highly polished stainless steel. They run around $30. I decided to keep the focus on the cool new steering wheel and leave the black column sleeve as is.Club Car Golf Cart Stainless Steel Column Cover 24"
Replacing your old steering wheel with a new one is a simple task and can be done by anyone. Here are the steps to follow:
Of course you can't just buy a new steering wheel, you also need to purchase an adapter kit to attach the new wheel to the golf cart column. Some on-line stores sell the steering wheel and the adapter as a kit which provides some savings.
Remove the steering wheel plate/score card holder and unscrew the bolts that attach the wheel to the column.
With a rubber hammer tap the old golf cart steering wheel to loosen it and then remove it from the column.
Install the adapter pieces onto the steering wheel column.
Align the holes from the adapter kit with the holes on the new steering wheel.
Tighten the bolts with a socket wrench. Pop in the plastic cap in the indented space.
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