1994-98 Ford Mustang SVE FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black - SN95 by SVE

Mustang SVE FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)


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  • Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
  • SVE Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
  • Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
  • Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
  • Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
Mustang SVE FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
  • Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98) - Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
  • SVE Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98) - SVE Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
  • Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98) - Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
  • Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98) - Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)
  • Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98) - Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel - Black (94-98)

Add race inspired styling to your interior with this 1994-1998 Mustang FR500 style steering wheel!

Item #LRS-3601FR500-B

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Benefits

  • Provides FR500 Styling
  • Thicker Grip for Better Control
  • Brand New Wheel

Features

  • Simulated Black Leather
  • Perforated Lateral Accents
  • High Quality Stitching

What's in the Box

  • (1) FR500 Style Steering Wheel

Product Description

Mustang FR500 Style Steering Wheel
Replace your faded, ripped, or worn out 1994-1998 Mustang steering wheel with this FR500 style steering wheel! One of the most overlooked parts of your Mustang that sees more use than any other part of the car is your steering wheel. With over 15+ years of use, the factory steering wheel is usually worn smooth and falling apart by now. This FR500 style steering wheel has a race inspired design with an overall thicker grip for better control. The wheel features perforated accents and a black finish to match your interior.

Quality Materials
Starting off with a new frame, this Mustang FR500 style steering wheel then has the four "stems" around the airbag molded in an OE style textured material. After the molding process, the steering wheel is then wrapped thickly with simulated black leather and stitched with black thread for a clean appearance that looks like it could have rolled off the assembly line.

Installation Note
-Must re-use original cruise control buttons, airbag, and airbag clock spring.
-Ford filed down the extra material on the lower cruise control bolt holes on your factory steering wheel. This may need to be completed on your new SVE steering wheel as well.

Fitment Note
Will fit 1999-2004 Mustang ,but the black finish is correct for 1994-1998.

Application
-Fits 1994-1998 Mustang

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    When it comes to your Mustang's interior, the steering wheel is probably one of the most abused pieces in the car. 22 years of use surely has taken a toll on the appearance of your once very nice, and clean stock steering wheel. Fading? Smoothing of the leather? Pieces starting to chip away maybe? Have no fear! This ne... more

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    4 Stars   FR500 steering wheel review
    By on 8/10/2016
    Not a bad product but it does have a few issues. Let me say that overall I'm happy with the steering wheel. I like the thicker feel and the material is nice and soft compared to my worn and cracked leather. The install video was helpful but it needs additional clarity in two areas. First is the part related to the cruise control button installation. It took me a while to figure out exactly what to file down. A bigger gripe here is why wouldn't the manufacture file down the metal in the first place to allow the cruise control buttons to fit? This was a royal pain! Second, putting the wheel back on left a huge space between the column. There is no info on how to really get it back on. You have to use a steering wheel puller to get it off as it's really tight. There is no way to just slip it back on due to the tightness. There is no real mention on how to put it back on. I used a soft mallet and a lot of patience.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   You want this... (but it may require minor fitting)
    By on 9/18/2016
    Image uploaded by J Alexander L. Let me start by saying that we are very fortunate to have a company like LMR that offers excellent selection at competitive prices with free shipping. It is fantastic how they are resurrecting some timeless accessories that have since been unavailable.

    The LMR FR500 steering wheel is a solid reproduction. The color is a direct match. The stitching is clean & tight. Although it has a leather appearance, it has a rubbery vinyl feel but is not sticky. Whatever the material is, it allows for a secure grip. All of the factory trim, wiring, cruise control modules, and airbag attach just as they would on a stock wheel frame.

    I only had one issue with installation. The instructional video indicates that this wheel should just slide back onto the steering column shaft without incident. However, that was not my experience. My car is a 1998 Cobra. The stock wheel came off the steering column shaft using a steering wheel puller without much fight. Whenever I went to put the LMR wheel on the steering column shaft, it would only slide on ~30% of the way. I tried forcing it on by pounding with a sizeable mallet using a wood block for a strike face, but it did not advance any, and I was at the upper limit of force that I was willing to apply. After all, I wanted to be able to get the wheel back off if I ever needed to. For comparison, I replaced the stock wheel, and it went 90% of the way back on the steering column shaft with just gentle hand pressure. Now I did not measure hub channel diameter difference between the stock and LMR wheels with a caliper, but they ended up looking almost the same using a tape measure with 1/32" graduations. The difference was likely 1/64" (15 thousandths) or less. The stock wheel hub channel also felt slightly conical with the larger part at the steering column end. Whether my steering column shaft was slightly oversized or the LMR wheel hub channel was slightly undersized, tolerance stacking was preventing installation. I chose to open up the hub channel diameter on the LMR wheel because if I messed it up, it would be much easier and less expensive to replace than the steering column shaft. It was also much more accessible, as the clock spring would have to come off in order to access the steering column shaft, and that requires disassembly of the ignition tumbler and column trim. Due to the need for an interference fit, you need to take it slow and easy with removing metal, and you also need to keep things concentric. A grinding stone would remove too much metal too quickly in a relatively uncontrolled and non-concentric manner, so I chose to use a hand drill with sandpaper. I achieved this by taking a ~5" long piece of 3/8" dowel rod and wrapping a ~2" wide strip of paper around the end to bring the diameter up to 5/8". I used tape to secure the paper strip to the dowel rod before I rolled it up tight. Then I wrapped a ~1.5" wide strip of 120 grit sandpaper around the paper to bring the overall diameter to just under 3/4". I turned the LMR wheel upside down so that the steering column end was face up, set it flat on the floor, and inserted the sanding rod NO DEEPER THAN HALFWAY into the steering column end of the hub channel. Whatever you do, you do not want to remove any metal from the airbag side of the hub channel, especially where the locking flats are. You need this part to be an interference fit with the steering column shaft in order to ensure a secure attachment. With that being said, I had to bevel the ends of the locking flats toward the steering column side of the hub channel in order to get the wheel to slide onto the steering column shaft. I did not do anything special to achieve this; I just kept the sanding rod NO DEEPER THAN HALFWAY into the steering column end of the hub channel. I placed a sheet of paper under the steering wheel to see how much shaving dust was created with each sanding. I spun the drill in the direction of keeping the paper tightly wound until I saw some dust start to form. This amounted to ~20 seconds' worth of drilling. I then tested the fit. I repeated this process many times until the LMR wheel slid ~75% of the way onto the steering column shaft. Take your time so that you do not remove too much metal; you can always take more off, but you cannot put it back on. Instead of pounding the wheel home the rest of the way, I just reinserted the locking bolt and tightened it back on all the way. I used a small amount of white lithium grease in the hub channel and on the locking bolt flange to prevent seizing/galling. With the wheel ~75% of the way back on, enough thread on the locking bolt will engage that you will not have to worry about stripping anything. If you are wondering what kind of torque you will need, the Haynes Repair Manual specifies 22-33 ft-lbs. Everything tightened back down securely for me.

    As a side note, my clock spring housing had an indexing arrow directly at 12 o'clock. My steering column cover had a notch in the plastic that would normally cover this area so that you can see how centered the wheel is in relation to this mark. My wheel had a few degrees of give either way so that it could be tightened back down dead nuts straight. Before you reinstall the airbag after you tighten the wheel back down, you may want to take it for a drive to see if the wheel needs to be slightly tilted one way or the other.

    The LMR FR500 steering wheel is not perfect, but I was very impressed with how well everything finally came together from cruise control modules to steering column cover. Not bad considering the car is 18 years old with late 90s production tolerances. I really think that anyone considering this wheel will be quite happy with it, for it made me fall in love with my car all over again. Despite being a relatively small change, it is a quantum leap forward in feel much like going from stock to short shifter was.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Nice upgrade
    By on 6/4/2016
    Image uploaded by alex d. Install was pretty easy, took an hour or so. Wheel is thicker than stock which makes it feel more comfortable. Also provides more grip so you need to touch less of it when turning, making the steering feel lighter. The steering wheel is the one thing you use the most in your car, you deserve upgrading your 10+ year old one.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Not Perfect, but close enough
    By on 8/29/2016
    1. The materials and look are noticeably different from a real FR-500. No big deal though. One of my cobras has a real FR-500, the other has this wheel. Regardless of the wheel not being a perfect copy of the original, it is still first-rate and worth the price.

    2. I didn't need to file down the cruise control tabs.

    3. The threads inside the cruise control tab on the left were buggered up. I didn't feel like tapping them, so I just forced the screws in.

    Guys, use this opportunity to clean your cruise control buttons. Use a mild soapy water, and for God's sake don't scrub like a madman on the lettering; it will come off. Think "gentle".

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Great Fit!
    By on 6/6/2016
    When installing one of these steering wheels into one of our employees cars, I was blown away at how good this wheel felt in the hands! The thicker grip, and the black leather material makes this steering wheel very enjoyable to use! Install time took me no longer than an hour and a half. You will need to file down the two mounting tabs down at the bottoms like I show in the install video. Aside from that this is a quick, and easy install that really revives your '94-'98 interior!

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Best on the market!
    By on 6/6/2016
    I just added new interior as well as the SVE FR500 steering wheel to my 94 mustang gt and it made a world difference to my car. This steering wheel is comfortable and feels great when driving. The horn and buttons went on the new steering wheel with ease. I am glad LMR did us all a favor in making the product.

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Looks and feels great! Easy install
    By on 9/6/2016
    Image uploaded by Jason H. Installation was straight forward. I was able to remove the stock wheel without a puller by following instructions on YouTube. Fits and looks great!

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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    5 Stars   Awesome
    By on 7/4/2016
    Awesome!!

    Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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