93 Civic HB SI, 95 Civic HB CX
This was absolutely the case the first time I swapped this wheel in to grey car, stalk switches were crazy close and annoying. But on grey car, I didnt use the steering column covers so it actually fit even though it was very close to the stalks.That prelude wheel is so sick, i remember swapping it into an ED at a wrecker years ago and being disappointed when the indicator clearance was real tight. Haven't thought about it since, but modifying the boss is a great idea.
I wanted to keep the column covers in Green car, so modding the hub and fabbing a spacer was my only option. I took my time to measure and figure out how best to mod and what to use to space it out. Its a nice 1/4" gap between wheel trim and column cover now, and lots of room for stalk switches.
Hahaha! So as crazy as this was to see/experience first hand, @Soul Engineering has a buddy who had a theory that kinda made sense, even though its still a pretty sketchy and dangerous practice lol.Also, i literally mouthed what the f*ck to my screen when you discovered the plastic plugs pushed into the flywheel bolt holes. What goes through some peoples heads hahaha.
His buddy says this might have been an old racer's trick/hack, to lower pressure plate clamping force to prevent bogging/chatter on launch.
Even though that sounds entirely plausible, the clutch felt wayyy better and never chatteted with the remaining 3 bolts reinstalled lol.