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#1 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 02:00 AM
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ParaCord Steering Wheel

I'm thinking about wrapping my steering wheel with paracord like this:


Has anyone done this? I like the look and want the feeling of a thicker grip.
or Dumb?
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I like the idea.

As long as you got a tight wrap I think that would work well - good slip proof grip!

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And for an emergency? Forget that "I got six feet of paracord in my bracelet."
You got thirty feet on your steering wheel!
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Hahah would be kind of cool. All of the wheels on our old tug boats here are wrapped like that.


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Well if it doesn't work out it's easy enough to just un-do! I think it'll take you quite a bit of paracord.


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I tried to do this on the Jeep Wrangler I had. I took off the old wheel cover that was cracking and such and didn't like how thin the wheel really was. I had a 500' spool of the 550 cord, and it became a hassle trying to keep it untangled and such. I say go for it, try to get all the slack neat and able to pass through the wheel, cause one it starts twisting and getting tangled, good luck. Ultimatley I gave up, and now I carry all that 550 cord in my under seat storage.
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I think I am going to do it. Any tips okkomatz? I think the main reason I want to do this, is for the grip. In the winter my hands get too dry and slip on the wheel.

And how much should I get? Around 300?
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i would say 300 would be safe, it looks interesting, time consuming to get it tight enough to were it wont slide around since it is nylon on plastic, also how you planning on tying it off just a knot? or safety wire the ends

since you only have grip issues in the winter why not get a standard one and take it off in the summer?

or get the grip strengtheners and get a stronger grip (constructive humor)

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Search up coxcombing. Im sure you coud find some info and videos on how to do it. That's what all the old boat wheels are wrapped in and we do a lot of that on my schools ship on the railing and stuff.

There are lots of variations and stuff you can do.



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Haha jeez, I am most likely going to need some help on this.

Anyone in North Virginia trying to do a group project? haha

I guess I am going to start doing some research. Besides getting the cord tight and secure, I want to know what to do at the columns that connect the wheel to the airbag section. I can just get the paracord from a tactical shop in Virginia Beach whenever I am down there.

If anyone decides to do this before I do, let us know how it goes.
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