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So I picked up an S60T5 sport trim wheel. I installed it yesterday, but it's about one tooth or so off.

Would there be any issue of driving a short distance with the airbag not installed? I just want to make sure I get the wheel aligned right, and waiting for the system to discharge so I can safely remove it is annoying.

Also, the wheel's awesome and pretty straight forward to install. If anyone's interested in an upgrade, they can be had from Tasca for around $400.
 

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eeehh that's awful

BTW, I don't know if you guys noticed, but the S60R which Jeremy Clarkson tested back in 2003 had a much fatter steering wheel than the one we have in the states. Do euro models have different wheels? I watched it in HD and it looked much fatter
 

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eeehh that's awful

BTW, I don't know if you guys noticed, but the S60R which Jeremy Clarkson tested back in 2003 had a much fatter steering wheel than the one we have in the states. Do euro models have different wheels? I watched it in HD and it looked much fatter
Idk if this is a good comparison help. I had a normal S60 steering wheel that I swapped in for a R wheel from a SS member in the states and it is noticeably girthier. I'm like 99% sure that the Volvo S60 sport wheel (think thats what he has) is the same as the C30 R-Design wheel minus badging. And I think that one is even girthier than the R wheel.

My $.02...

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BTW, I don't know if you guys noticed, but the S60R which Jeremy Clarkson tested back in 2003 had a much fatter steering wheel than the one we have in the states. Do euro models have different wheels? I watched it in HD and it looked much fatter
Not sure what you mean by HD but Top Gear was filmed in widescreen SD until season 14 in late 2009... the episode with the S60R in July 2003 was NOT HD. :)
 

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Not sure what you mean by HD but Top Gear was filmed in widescreen SD until season 14 in late 2009... the episode with the S60R in July 2003 was NOT HD. :)
I dont know... I've got Dish Network and BBC America airs in HD... but I see what you're saying. nice catch! :)
 

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I installed a sport wheel as well, it is significantly thicker.

 

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Love me some girth
 

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Mine also doesn't have the R-Design logo. I'll upload a picture tonight.

Apparently they also made a matching shift knob too.
 

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The wheel:

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HeaMDQCuFbQ-nVtPVAnuY73u-HSHxeVj5fo-XkMAGMA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5hwxxNVzzl8/UFdfc_rO0hI/AAAAAAAACOo/3j1ctbcqdg8/s400/2012-09-17_13-34-52_330.jpg" height="225" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106154705240731073083/CarStuff?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCITF6vPo-KKrxwE&feat=embedwebsite">Car stuff</a></td></tr></table>

And the close up profile shot for girth gaging(giggity)

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/yDn5DZGkW0-v8WV80CZZCL3u-HSHxeVj5fo-XkMAGMA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PLnysZL6CnI/UFdfx_kDCqI/AAAAAAAACO0/8mZvGuVH4Z8/s400/2012-09-17_13-34-42_100.jpg" height="225" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106154705240731073083/CarStuff?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCITF6vPo-KKrxwE&feat=embedwebsite">Car stuff</a></td></tr></table>
 

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The wheel:

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HeaMDQCuFbQ-nVtPVAnuY73u-HSHxeVj5fo-XkMAGMA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5hwxxNVzzl8/UFdfc_rO0hI/AAAAAAAACOo/3j1ctbcqdg8/s400/2012-09-17_13-34-52_330.jpg" height="225" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106154705240731073083/CarStuff?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCITF6vPo-KKrxwE&feat=embedwebsite">Car stuff</a></td></tr></table>


nd the close up profile shot for girth gaging(giggity)

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/yDn5DZGkW0-v8WV80CZZCL3u-HSHxeVj5fo-XkMAGMA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PLnysZL6CnI/UFdfx_kDCqI/AAAAAAAACO0/8mZvGuVH4Z8/s400/2012-09-17_13-34-42_100.jpg" height="225" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td


style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/106154705240731073083/CarStuff?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCITF6vPo-KKrxwE&feat=embedwebsite">Car stuff</a></td></tr></table>
Nice! Notice the lack of perforations as well vs the one I have installed.

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I'll try to take a better picture, I guess, it is perforated.
Dana,

This is the same steering wheel I installed in my S60R last year. Looks great! It is certainly thicker rimmed and IMO matches the 2005+ interior aluminum accent pieces quite nicely:

 

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Dana,

This is the same steering wheel I installed in my S60R last year. Looks great! It is certainly thicker rimmed and IMO matches the 2005+ interior aluminum accent pieces quite nicely:

Yeah, after checking yours out at one of the Ikea meets, I decided the next time I had money to spend, I'd buy one!
 

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My Wife's XC90 V8 Sport has a much thicker wheel than the R. If I could get my hands on the blue cord used for the R accent stitching, I would swap for that wheel in a heartbeat.
 
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