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Got the Sport wheel from Volvo with the Alumn trim at the buttom. Retains the Factory Airbag. The wheel is made by Momo and frankly I like the feel better than the supplied one.<p>I get it Thursday.<p>
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (ForceReconTrojan)

Lets see the picture Mr. West coast <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (Helmut Ranff)

Is it just this one?<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/albums//FWD%20and%20AWD/S60/2007%20Update/004.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (PhilUp)

The perfed leather looks nice, but you lose some of the contour seaming and blue stitching on the stock R wheel. I'm not sure how I feel about the silver trim. You're gonna need to either replace the switches or do the silver overlay thing to balance the look out, because just having the trim at the bottom is going to look a little odd. Then again I see a lot of automakers with the trim thing this year.<p>How much was it, and what did it include? Is it the same diameter as the stock wheel?
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (partridge)

I really don't care about the blue stiching, in fact I barely notice it. Why would I need to replace the switches? I just like subtle silver on the bottom. I think they're identical in size.<p>I got a very good price, the parts manager is a former Marine who helps out a former Recon officer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (ForceReconTrojan)

Aside from the metal trim, what's different? It looks like the same basic design. Am I missing something else?
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (ForceReconTrojan)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceReconTrojan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Got the Sport wheel from Volvo with the Alumn trim at the buttom. Retains the Factory Airbag. The wheel is made by Momo and frankly I like the feel better than the supplied one.<p>I get it Thursday.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>DIY install or dealer?
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (SilverS60RNYC)

Dealer, airbag.<br>60 dollars. Considering what I'm ordering from IPD small change. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceReconTrojan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I really don't care about the blue stiching, in fact I barely notice it. Why would I need to replace the switches? I just like subtle silver on the bottom. I think they're identical in size.<p>I got a very good price, the parts manager is a former Marine who helps out a former Recon officer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>To get the matching silver trim on the switchplates. Minor, but I think it's kinda needed to balance the big silver trim on the bottom.<p>As for the blue stitching, that's WHY we bought the R, right? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (partridge)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>partridge</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">To get the matching silver trim on the switchplates. Minor, but I think it's kinda needed to balance the big silver trim on the bottom.<p>As for the blue stitching, that's WHY we bought the R, right? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>well, he keeps the steering wheel R since its on the airbag itself! no loss of power, nothing to see here.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (SilverS60RNYC)

I'm thinking I can pull 1G on the skidpad now so this is a huge upgrade! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SilverS60RNYC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>well, he keeps the steering wheel R since its on the airbag itself! no loss of power, nothing to see here.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Depends on whether you have to replace the cover because of the trim. If he loses the steering wheel R that's like 5 whp right there. I'm not sure if I'm gonna risk it until he gets dyno results before and after.
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (partridge)

Nope, airbag and the well documented all-powerful R slide right into the new one! <p>Sorry but you know that this is probably the most important mod to ever grace this board..IMHO <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (ForceReconTrojan)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceReconTrojan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just like subtle silver on the bottom.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is not subtle.<p>You loose the leather fascia, the blue stitching, the "R" logo and the exclusivity (all MY 07 S60's with the alluminum trim will have that steering wheel, I think). It is, however, nice IMO.
 

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Re: Ordered a new steering wheel today..... (Razor1973)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Razor1973</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That is not subtle.<p>You loose the leather fascia, the blue stitching, the "R" logo and the exclusivity (all MY 07 S60's with the alluminum trim will have that steering wheel, I think). It is, however, nice IMO.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe the "R" logo stays since it's part of the airbag cover (the triangle).<p>Where's Quick Brick? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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