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sean.bmwm3 16-02-2009 08:13 PM

Steering wheel options
 
I've been the happy owner of my coupe for 2 months now after trading in my e30 m3 and I'm very pleased with it apart from the steering wheel!!!
It is far too big and not bold enough-I had a sport evo alcantara wheel in the m3 and it made the world of difference to the standard. Does anyone Know off any options for replacement i.e. any other bmw wheels that might fit.
I have been looking at the RAID steering wheels as I'd like to keep the airbag, Has anyone got one and if so can you show some pic's..
Thanks Sean

Spooks 16-02-2009 09:00 PM

Hi Sean,

I cant remember the outcome but this topic has been discussed in the past on this forum. Use the search function and see what you can find....

Cheers

David1975 17-02-2009 12:16 PM

c_w has a raid wheel. Think there are some pics in the gallery

indy 06-08-2009 12:29 PM

can the E46 M3 steering wheel with airbag be fitted to MC?
i have seen it fitted to some E36's, just wondering if its possible.

MGR 06-08-2009 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indy (Post 74672)
can the E46 M3 steering wheel with airbag be fitted to MC?
i have seen it fitted to some E36's, just wondering if its possible.

I think this is quite difficult to do. Can't remember exactly why.

c_w 06-08-2009 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indy (Post 74672)
can the E46 M3 steering wheel with airbag be fitted to MC?
i have seen it fitted to some E36's, just wondering if its possible.

If it will fit an E36 it'll fit a Z3M. I think it's the electronics that cuase the problems; I think it essentially bolts on to the steering coluimn fine though.

indy 06-08-2009 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c_w (Post 74678)
If it will fit an E36 it'll fit a Z3M. I think it's the electronics that cuase the problems; I think it essentially bolts on to the steering coluimn fine though.

just the airbag and horn that is to connect? will these work as normal? like original steering wheel fitted to the car.

the multifunction button fittings can be replaced with blanks like on the CSL :yesnod:

miketheman2k 06-08-2009 02:58 PM

I know what you're saying about the steering wheel size and feel. It's the first thing I changed when I got my MC (and the MR I had a few years before it) - it just feels like a lorry wheel and a cheap one at that. Changing to a smaller diameter wheel makes the car feel instantly sharper (more so than suspension changes or swapping steering racks which is subtle in comparison).

I decided to lose the airbag, mainly because the price and looks of the airbag wheels didn't match the old skool feel of the car (imo of course). Until recently I ran a Momo Millennium Evo II 320mm wheel, which I really liked...but after adding the recaro seat I wanted a racing wheel to match it. The current 330mm OMP feels really high quality - nice thick rim (errr!) and a grippy alcantara finish. I'd recommend it to anyone.

The Momo

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/...k/_99_11-3.jpg

The OMP

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/...k/IMG_3093.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/...k/IMG_3094.jpg

indy 06-08-2009 03:04 PM

here is the E36 i have seen fitted with E46 wheel. i have seen others too, but this one is NICE!!!

http://i30.tinypic.com/6ged5s.jpg

Wav 06-08-2009 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miketheman2k (Post 74685)
I know what you're saying about the steering wheel size and feel. It's the first thing I changed when I got my MC (and the MR I had a few years before it) - it just feels like a lorry wheel and a cheap one at that. Changing to a smaller diameter wheel makes the car feel instantly sharper (more so than suspension changes or swapping steering racks which is subtle in comparison).

I decided to lose the airbag, mainly because the price and looks of the airbag wheels didn't match the old skool feel of the car (imo of course). Until recently I ran a Momo Millennium Evo II 320mm wheel, which I really liked...but after adding the recaro seat I wanted a racing wheel to match it. The current 330mm OMP feels really high quality - nice thick rim (errr!) and a grippy alcantara finish. I'd recommend it to anyone.

The Momo

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/...k/_99_11-3.jpg

The OMP

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/...k/IMG_3093.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/...k/IMG_3094.jpg

I like Mike, what model OMP wheel is that?

Cheers,

Paul


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