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Old 02-23-2008
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Hand Throttle

i know some people here have seen them.

the little wire with the grip/handle on the end of it that you attach to the stick on a manual, its just a hand throttle that frees up a foot..

where can you get one? who has what to say about them?
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Look at a wrecker supply company. AW Direct comes to mind.
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Bike cable and shifter, ran to where my cruise control cable would go to. Having no cc makes it easy. Shifter is nice b/c you can also use it to lock the throttle high if you are using the winch or on board air.

I don't have pics of the engine, but it's easy. Just run the cable to the throttle, then find a way to connect it.

Some people use the chain that dog tags come on (the little *****) so as to prevent hte throttle from ever sticking.

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That is the craziest thing I've ever seen! I can't help but laugh at it.
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its a wheelin' thing.
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Evan Evans, the CORR racer straight up swapped his steering wheel for a set of quad/bike bars with a twist throttle.

He's disabled from the waste down and still races. and wins.
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Totally unrelated, but who would name their child Evan Evans?
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Lmao
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my buddy used a bicycle brake handle and cable and it works great. mounted to the shifter also
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Totally unrelated, but who would name their child Evan Evans?
Its the perfect NASCAR name!
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the shifter is the only place i can see it.. well idk

theres times where you want both hands on the wheel, but most of the time its right hand on the wheel, left hand draped over the door... maybe i'll get one on my steering wheel, or a remote style one to just hold where ever? lol


i need to figure out a way to get the doors off easily also

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i need to figure out a way to get the doors off easily also
Best way to do that is get a Jeep!
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I could smell that one coming even from here...
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Best way to do that is get a Jeep!
1) wheel base is WAY too short for my liking, meaning i would pour tons of money into that getting it back to nearly the length of a ranger, maybe a few inches shorter...
2) check out the sticker second from the right
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it would be nice having a kit.. but $40 ouch, atleast until i get a job lol
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