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I was at work the other day looking at an accessories guide, and I started thinking. The previous owner of my car scratched up the bottom of the steering wheel something fierce, and on top of that it's got a "I've been used quite thoroughly" sheen too it. In the accessory guide there is an R-line steering wheel that feels great (it's got bulges at the 4 and 8 o'clock positions on top of the 10 and 2 ones). It's ridiculously expensive, but in R-world isn't everything?<p>So it lead me to think, has anyone replaced their wheels with newer R-design ones, or even MOMO/tuner-esque stuff??<p>Kinda looks like this one:<p> <IMG SRC="http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7522/vxcr5.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (MancUnited1)

No idea if anybody has but a nice classy looking momo would look pretty hot.
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (xman03)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No idea if anybody has but a nice classy looking momo would look pretty hot.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ive been staring at my Sparco wheel in teh garage.<p>But losing the Airbag (s), cruise control, Steering Wheel control just wouldn't be too attractive.
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (chinaonnitrous1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ive been staring at my Sparco wheel in teh garage.<p>But losing the Airbag (s), cruise control, Steering Wheel control just wouldn't be too attractive.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>not replying to IMs is not attractive also <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (GiRaff3)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>not replying to IMs is not attractive also <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The web filter / pop up blocker here at work isn't very attractive eiether. I have to manually go into Profile and IM's and refresh each one.<p>We could just hijack this thread.....
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (chinaonnitrous1)

My car is actually at the dealer as we speak getting a brand new R steering wheel installed.
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (lowenhart)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowenhart</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My car is actually at the dealer as we speak getting a brand new R steering wheel installed.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ooooh, may I request pics after? Why did you send it in?
 

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Why would you want an R design wheel? They are far uglier than the R wheel.
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (MancUnited1)

Ask and you shall receive. <br>This is Luciano's car.<br> <IMG SRC="http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1137/3895841/20497349/333600529.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adykes</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why would you want an R design wheel? They are far uglier than the R wheel.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not sure how you figure that, but the feel of them is fantastic.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MancUnited1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Not sure how you figure that, but the feel of them is fantastic.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They are OK, but the R Design logo should never have existed. The R Design airbag is fugly, glad to see that Minn R kept the R airbag. From an aesthetic standpoint I prefer the look of the R wheel where the leather on the outside rim of the wheel is one piece.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adykes</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>They are OK, but the R Design logo should never have existed. The R Design airbag is fugly, glad to see that Minn R kept the R airbag. From an aesthetic standpoint I prefer the look of the R wheel where the leather on the outside rim of the wheel is one piece.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1. The wheel might have the feel, but R-Design is just a crime.<p>YES IT RHYMES.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adykes</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The R Design airbag is fugly, glad to see that Minn R kept the R airbag...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wait, so when the R-Design Airbag deploys and you regain consciousness, there is a design on the bag reminding you yet again that you have a poseur car?!?! That sucks. They should have just left the bag white.<p>God forbid I get in an accident, but at least I'll be saved by a huge R blowing up in my face. I bet ours is full of jello too.
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (MancUnited1)

ForceReconTrojan changed his:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59006" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59006</A>
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (I Roll)

I'm thinking something like this. even appears to have an R on the centercap.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.jcwhitney.com/wcsstore/jcwhitney/images/imagecache/G_13131G_CL_1.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (T5 for Life)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">even appears to have an R on the centercap.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.jcwhitney.com/wcsstore/jcwhitney/images/imagecache/G_13131G_CL_1.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ummm...that R is a VW Wolfsburg logo...<p><IMG SRC="http://www.vw-online.co.uk/acatalog/gt-horn-button-wolfsburg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Just FYI <p>The 850 . 70 series wheels also fit . <p>That might open some doors for Momo wheels and such
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ummm...that R is a VW Wolfsburg logo...<p><IMG SRC="http://www.vw-online.co.uk/acatalog/gt-horn-button-wolfsburg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for pointing that out...it was a joke, in case you didn't get it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (T5 for Life)

I didn't criticize your selection of the VW steering wheel.<br>I just corrected your reference to the "R". <br>And, FWIW, I just ordered one to replace the steering wheel in my R. I'm going to paint mine Nordkap, pop off the Wolfsburg horn button and replace it with a round Volvo center cap sticker. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Eric
 

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Re: Has anyone ever changed their steering wheel?? (Sue Esponte)

Sounds sweet. When does the tasselled carpet go on the dash and headliner? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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