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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 12-15-2013, 03:41 PM
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Ready for a new steering wheel. Need suggestions.

As it stands now, I have the 3-spoke sport wheel (with horn center button). I've been considering upgrading to something with a thicker grip and with a smaller overall diameter. Being 6'3", you can probably imagine why. If you can't... well... I'm tired of my knees banging against the steering wheel.

I've considered a Momo wheel, but price is a pretty big factor. With that said, someone pointed me in the direction of NRG (HELLA JDM V-TEC KICKIN' IN and all that good mess) and I do like a few of their wheels. The price is unbeatable, assuming the product is good.

The ones I'm looking at are the leather flat-bottom (just more room for my knees!) and the "Race Series", which is just like the flat-bottom, only not flat-bottom. Pictures below.



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I know Momo (or some other brand name) is the way to go, but I just need something to hold me over for a while until I can afford something nicer.

Another benefit of going with an aftermarket wheel is the adapter I have to install. It will put the steering wheel closer to me, giving me more control and a more comfortable reach.

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Old 12-15-2013, 06:31 PM
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Re: Ready for a new steering wheel. Need suggestions.

Is there a question in there? I think the round one is fine! Heck, the flat bottom one makes sense to me, too, especially since I'm 5' 9" and 290. Anything that would make ingress/egress easier is good as far as I'm concerned.

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Old 12-15-2013, 08:34 PM
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Re: Ready for a new steering wheel. Need suggestions.

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Is there a question in there? I think the round one is fine! Heck, the flat bottom one makes sense to me, too, especially since I'm 5' 9" and 290. Anything that would make ingress/egress easier is good as far as I'm concerned.

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I was just looking for other budget-friendly options. It seems like this brand has a lot of good options available. I just hope the wheel is as thick an E46 M3 wheel. I need something thick to hold onto since my hands are so big.

That last sentence could be taken out of context so badly...

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:43 AM
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:48 AM
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Is that the glow-in-the-dark one?
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:35 PM
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Ready for a new steering wheel. Need suggestions.

Don't know. But if the white part glows in the dark, that would be so distracting... I just like Neochrome finishes.


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Old 12-17-2013, 06:36 AM
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They do sell a GitD steering wheel (several, actually). Why someone would want that is beyond me. Maybe it lets V-TEC kick in earlier or something.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:26 AM
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Update: I bought a Shutt Racing SR wheel. Good price, saw some good reviews, and it seems like a decent wheel. It should be here next week, assuming shipping goes smoothly (I've had some shipping oddities this holiday season).


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