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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-24-2019, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Esprit V8/S4 Steering Wheel Boss

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Posting out of desperation here. I finally completed a lengthy mechanical restoration of my 98 Esprit, only to have the steering wheel boss crack in to a thousand bits (long story). What I have is a car that runs beautifully (and looks so as well) but zero steering wheel due to the broken boss. After researching things, I have discovered that this car has an Elise steering wheel (airbag not connected) attached to a customized adapter that bolts to the boss of an European model (which is what broke). The ugly eye-sore that they put on the US cars do not have this boss.

At this point, I am searching for guidance from anyone who can point me in the right direction for acquiring any boss that will fit the 16mm/28 spline steering column. I've check all over eBay, JAE, SJsportscars, PNM, dark corners of the internet, etc.. no luck yet.

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What is the part number of the broken part? Given it's a V8, I'm guessing the power steering is much different than the non-power steering Esprits (earlier).

However, you never know - SJ Sports cars has A085H4026H (for 2 spoke (Giugiaro?) steering wheel and they used to sell a hub for the Stevens Esprit.

Post the number or a picture and we can see if those parts work.

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The 88 Stevens Esprit used A092H6027H steering hub (boss) and here’s the one I have ( ignore the shiny black spacer/ adapter. Note this is different than 87 and may be different than S4 but posting just in case. SJ sports cars used to sell this but no longer.
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The isuzu boss will fit. I dont know if it can adapt to your Elise adapter.

Post a pic.

There's a couple threads that show which boss to order for an Isuzu.

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Seems S4/S4s/Airbag cars have same splines; I had hard time following this thread, but the answer appears to be in post #12:

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f16...ilemma-322561/

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To the OP - if you're still around, please confirm if the 88 hub will work for you in this picture - the black smaller one with the shiny Momo adapter - top of photo

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f16...6/#post5934772

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