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Old 10-09-2007, 12:22 AM   #1
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I am thinking about getting this wheel (http://www.sparcousa.com/psteering_comp.asp?id=266) it is a little over 10". Do you guys think that is too small? I have never driven with such a small wheel. I dont want to get it and regret my purchase. What are some pros and cons to small steering wheels?
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:26 AM   #2
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Thats a go cart wheel.
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:28 AM   #3
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so it wouldnt bolt up?
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:36 AM   #4
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Nope, and you would really want to go with something bigger

I like my http://www.sparcousa.com/psteering_comp.asp?id=273
it has the same stock feel in size but lets much bigger legs behind it as it's a deep dish. It's light as all hell and it's got a "center" marker, which while I'm no rally junky is nice for drift *shrug*
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http://www.sparcousa.com/psteering_comp.asp?id=278

what do you think about that? i really like the idea of suede.
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Thats sick.....as long as you order it through me.
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can you get it to me any cheaper than 299?
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:50 AM   #8
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Hows $295 shipped?
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:56 AM   #9
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its my gf buying it for me actually, so i will have to check with her...lol.... anyway, i will send you a PM
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:30 AM   #10
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I have a MOMO team 10 inch steering wheel and it's perfect.

There's no such thing as too small.Just as long as you don't get anything over 12 inch.
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Just have her shoot me an email. [email protected]
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wait, so the 3 bolt pattern like on this wheel (http://www.sparcousa.com/psteering_comp.asp?id=266) will or will not bolt up to the sparco miata hub adapter?
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I am pretty sure it won't.
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that wheel would be rediculously small, even in our car. I run a 320 and people keep saying how small they think it is
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does anyone run with one thats not round, like this http://www.sparcousa.com/psteering_comp.asp?id=271? i was wondering if sharp turns are much different?
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i have a D shape, I like it, you get used to it soon
too small is when you can hold it at 3 and 9 while you are handcuffed...cheech and chong, lol
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D ring is the way to go in a Miata. Makes getting in and out a hair easier plus just looks bad ***. Email me when you decide what wheel you want.
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This is the wheel I have:
http://www.sparcousa.com/psteering_street.asp?id=293

I wouldn't go any smaller than that personally. Also I'd stay away from suede covered wheels, would get pretty gross using it with out gloves after a while.
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I wouldn't go any smaller than that personally. Also I'd stay away from suede covered wheels, would get pretty gross using it with out gloves after a while.
From the sweat?
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If you give them a wipe down every once in a while and remember to brush the nap up when you clean the inside of your car they can last quite a while.
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