What do I need to install my Grip Royal steering wheel?
You will need an adapter hub that is specific for your vehicle. Every vehicle has a different steering column with a different spline amount, design, and diameter. To install an aftermarket steering wheel setup you must have the appropriate adapter hub to convert your column from a spline design to a universal six bolt pattern.
What brand hub adapters are compatible with Grip Royal products?
All Grip Royal products utilize a 70mm PCD six bolt pattern. Therefore, many manufactures produce products that are compatible with Grip Royal steering wheels! Email us today to confirm hub compatibility at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I just install a quick release or hub with my steering wheel?
All steering columns require hub adapters to convert the column to a 70mm six bolt pattern. No, you cannot install the quick release without the hub adapter. Yes, you can install the hub adapter without a quick release. Depending on the vehicle and the hub it may place the steering wheel uncomfortably close to the stocks on the column (windshield wipers, turn signals, etc.). Every vehicle is different so we recommend asking friends with similar setups or searching online for the best and most comfortable combination.
When installing my hub/quick-release, my Grip Royal steering wheel is now turned sideways, why is that?
Grip Royal products utilize the same 70mm six bolt pattern as many other steering wheel and hub manufactures; however, Grip Royal products have the pattern rotated to another location. We have completed our new Rotator-Spacers you can purchase to correct this issue without changing the orientation of your hub. If you choose to not purchase our Rotator-Spacer, most adapter hubs come with a ‘top dot’ to align the top for use with their respective products. We recommend NOT using these dots during installation. For installation we suggest mounting the steering wheel directly to the hub BEFORE applying the hub to the steering column. After tightening the adapter hub, remove the steering wheel for quick release installation. Basically, you will use the steering wheel for ensuring alignment of the hub on the column matches that of Grip Royal products. If your adapter hub and steering column will not allow the turning of the products due to alignment notches or other designs, you will need to have a front end alignment to adjust your steering rack to match that of the steering wheel installation.
My horn button does not fit in the center of my Grip Royal wheel, why?
Horn buttons are held in the center by a horn retaining ring that is specific per your adapter hub. If you are running an slim hub, the depth of the hub may not allow the use of a horn at all. If you are running a quick release unit, there will be a metal c-ring that goes within the upper section of the quick release and holds the horn button. If you are using a full size adapter hub there should be a metal retainer ring that came with the hub that will mount between the hub and steering wheel which holds the horn in place.
Will installing a Grip Royal steering wheel throw codes or disable anything on my vehicle?
Every vehicle is different so we cannot answer for each specific vehicle. Some vehicles with OEM steering wheels offering an airbag will most likely throw airbag lights on the dashboard. Some vehicles have traction control lights thrown during installation of an aftermarket steering wheel setup. Some adapter hubs do not retain use of the horn button after installation. We recommend asking friends or forum members with similar setups for more detailed responses regarding your specific vehicle. There are some vehicles with no effects from aftermarket steering wheel installation and others with all of the above and more. Grip Royal is not responsible for any changes made to your vehicle, nor with providing information or products to resolve these issues as they are entirely the responsibility of the purchaser.
I have placed an order on the website and not received a tracking number, when will my order ship?
All orders are processed the following business day and leave from our facility once packaged. Any orders placed over the weekend will be addressed Monday. Any item with paint additives or custom requests will be shipped upon paint completion.
How long will my painted order take to arrive?
If a painted wheel can be viewed and added to the shopping cart on our website it means the product is currently in stock and ready to ship. This item should ship the following business day unless our staff is participating in a national holiday or traveling to an event. If you have added flake to a wheel then we will have to physically paint this onto the wheel and your item will ship once complete, usually within a two week window.
What shipping options are available from Grip Royal?
We currently only ship using USPS and UPS. We recommend UPS for all USA domestic shipments. USPS Priority is best for international shipments. We only offer a small list of shipping services as we do not use the cheapest options as they lead to more mail being lost or damaged.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, you can get a shipping quote by adding items to your cart and beginning the checkout process. Please keep in mind your country will charge you for importing duties/taxes that are NOT included in your paid shipping costs nor can be quoted.
Can I ship to a different location?
Yes, during the checkout process you can choose a separate billing and shipping address.
How do I clean my Grip Royal steering wheel?
For all of our steering wheels we recommend using a quick release unit and removing the steering wheel from the vehicle when not in use. Removing the steering wheel from direct sunlight and harsh temperatures will prolong the life of all materials.
LEATHER: Leather steering wheels are just like any other leather interior piece. Do not use harsh chemicals to clean your leather as it will strip away the protectant layers. The best method of cleaning is with a damp rag on a regular basis. By not cleaning your steering wheel, being that it is a high contact area, dirt will smooth the surface of the leather and make it look ‘shiny’ and eventually start to crack. We recommend using warm soapy water to clean your leather if you have gotten it very dirty, or just a simply wipe down on a regular basis to prevent major build up. Warning, some leather wipes or cleaners may contain chemicals that will break down the coloring of the leather.
WOOD: Wood steering wheels are sealed and have a high gloss surface. A simple wipe down with a rag is enough to keep the wheel cleaned. If your wheel has high build up we recommend a damp rag or very mild cleaning chemicals. Treat your wood steering wheel as you would your other interior pieces of your vehicle.
PAINTED: Painted steering wheels are very delicate items. Our steering wheels us a two stage automotive paint system so it is just like the paint on the exterior of a vehicle. With this in mind, the same characteristics and methods should be applied when it comes to taking care and cleaning the steering wheel. A simple wipe down with a rag or mild cleaners will suffice for regular maintenance. If necessary washing with soap and water can remove hard grime build up. We highly recommend using a quick release unit with these wheels and keeping them indoors or under your seat when not driving the vehicle. With extreme weather conditions the wood will expand and contract and can damage the paint, especially being that the steering wheel is the highest contact area with the driver within the vehicle.
I would like a custom steering wheel not shown on the website, can Grip Royal make this for me?
Grip Royal is working to provide the highest amount of customizable steering wheels as we can physically handle. We would love to work with you and create the perfect steering wheel for your build. Please email us today at email@example.com or use our contact page to reach us. We do charge for custom color orders for materials, so please keep in mind it will be more expensive than our already advertised colors.
What type of paint is used on Grip Royal products?
Grip Royal products are painted with high grade automotive paint. Our different colors range from two, three, and four stage painting processes. We use multiple brands including House of Kolor, Valspar, Dupont, and Nason as well as other specialty brands. All wheels are finalized with two layers of automotive clear coat.
Can I request a darker or lighter stained wood wheel?
Due to the changing of seasons, wood movement, and stains per batch Grip Royal cannot ensure you will receive a ‘lighter’ or ‘darker’ stained wood wheel. Every wheel is different than the next.
How long will my painted order take to arrive?
If a painted wheel can be viewed and added to the shopping cart on our website it means the product is currently in stock and ready to ship. This item should ship the following business day unless our staff is participating in a national holiday or traveling to an event. If you have added flake to a wheel then we will have to physically paint this onto the wheel and your item will ship once complete. Paint to order wheels such as color, flake, splatter, or etched wheels being made to order generally have a three to four week turnaround time for production.
Can I pre-order a wheel?
At the moment, Grip Royal has stepped away from Pre-Order items. In the past we have gotten overwhelmed from pre-orders and haven’t been able to maintain our usual turn-around times, leaving customers with an unsatisfactory experience. Email us and request to be on a notification list and we’ll contact you upon restock for ordering.
I have a Grip Royal painted wheel and it has chipped, do you sell touch-up paint?
Unfortunately we do not sell touch up paint. Because we paint such large volume of products we only purchase paint in high bulk amounts. However, Grip Royal does offer a re-spray option to previous customers by allowing them to send in the product and have it repainted again for a low cost.
Is Grip Royal accepting sponsorships and how do I apply?
We are currently only looking for partial sponsorship members who are already representing Grip Royal by running GR product. If you’re already using GR, or have in the past, please email us today with some details about yourself, your automotive background, your current build, and images to represent. We’re truly looking for folks that we can build relationships with and who will help us to grow the brand.
Why does Grip Royal not take orders via phone?
Due to the amount of time we spend hands-on with our products we are generally unable to answer any phone calls, especially with the volume of orders and questions we receive on a daily basis. Please direct any and all inquiries to the contact page of www.griproyal.com or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org via email. We appreciate your patience and respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.