I read somewhere on e46fanatics that pacific bmw won't sell you the steering wheel unless you have it installed there cos of some safety issues and them being held liable. :dunno: But I heard you can buy it at Cutter.
At least I still have a 5 speedrost12 said:...*drooling*...
Wait. Step? Now, I don't envy you anymore
Out of curiosity, did you sell your old airbag + wheel, Sjumper?? Or are you keeping them so you can change it back when you've decided to sell your car?Sjumper said:I ordered my M steering wheel from Patrick BMW for $375US. However, they sent me a SP steering wheel instead with the wood trim. I called them back and at first they didn't believe me. Finally they did send me the correct wheel (of course, I had to pay to ship the SP wheel back to them). F*cking UPS (I really hate UPS, I really hate UPS.... ) charged me two times for brokerage fees. I had to bug Patrick BMW to send UPS a statement indicating it was a return and after a month I got that money back.
After I got the wheel, I tried to get the round airbag (I don't have SP) but the only dealership that was willing to sell it to me is Maranello BMW. It cannot be shipped from the US (contains explosives) and the local dealers were too stupid (they kept on telling me it won't work because I don't have SP, idiots!). Finally, I paid $1,000 CDN for the airbag and had them install it (1 hour labour). BTW, if you don't have SP, it is pretty difficult to DIY. You will need the correct torx (sp?) screwdriver to get the non-sp wheel off. While Maranello did a good job overall, they washed and scratched my car.
Finally, I am proud to say I am the reason Patrick BMW no longer ship to Canada. Actually, they told me that in my last phone call with them.
When I think of the cost of the whole thing (in time and money), I cringe a little but when I have my hands on the steering wheel, I forget about all that.
No, I haven't sold it yet. It is collecting dust somewhere in my house. I really should put it in a secure place since the airbag can be explosive.Toast said:
Out of curiosity, did you sell your old airbag + wheel, Sjumper?? Or are you keeping them so you can change it back when you've decided to sell your car?
Oh, its finally Summer in the east side? I have been driving in the warm weather with my summer tires on for over 2 months now. :bigpimp: It sure feels great, but I miss my easy-to-clean type 44 winter wheels.rost12 said:I do have the sport package, so I'm ok in terms of air-bag, but I'm still not ok in terms of price
Anyhow...Just drove my car, I like my steering wheel as it is
Btw, guys, did you notice how much more enjoyable driving in warm weather is ? Mmmm...me likes summer