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Old 11-30-2006, 01:48 AM   #1
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any body know if these wheels are any good.i was thinking cant go wrong for 20-25 shipped.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BRIDE...55462927QQrdZ1

my interior is very boring.
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:51 AM   #2
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My little bro had one that said Mazdaspeed and it was decent.
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:03 AM   #3
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Ya, my good buddy has one of the sparco ones in his 99 miata and it looks like the real thing. As a matter of fact, I didnt even know it was a knock-off untill he told me. I have been meaning to get one for myself, I just havent gotten around to it yet.
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:46 AM   #4
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i have one that is like it, and once i got it to fit, it looked good. But i live in AZ and it gets 9,000,000 degrees in your car. The wheel i have had partial rubber grips and they started to ooooze out some kind of resin lookin stuff that was real stickey.. it looked good up until that point.
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i have a blue bride one - looks great
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:44 PM   #6
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i think i got that exact one for the new miata. i was expecting somthing not very nice. it is durable and well finish stiching is nice and its a great size and the ergonomics are good too. i threw away the horn button haha and just left it open i highly recommend it.

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I looks silly without the button. Why would you recommend it?
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:55 AM   #8
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they just look "cheap" to me
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:55 AM   #9
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thats the point.. thats 100$ i can throw into somthign that accually matter unlike a stupid steering wheel. put things in proportion.
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is that aftermarket wheel closer to the driver? I need to push the steeringwheel location back some, but want a quick release adapter too.
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Becareful with alot of those Ebay wheels. You'll find them soon flexing. The top half will begin to get loose and flex forward/back. Ive seen it happen to a few locals.

Its hit or miss though....

If you want a nice "cheap" new wheel... check for dealers carrying the momo Tuner... its a cheap version of the higher end Corse. Great wheel and almost the cheapest Momo wheel (except for the monte carlo).
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Are the knock offs like quick release w/ hubs or do they bolt into the existing setup? To be honest I've bought the knock off seats..and they get constant compliments...can't kill me to buy a cheapo wheel.. cause I sure as hell dont want an air bag
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i just cant justify spending 150+ on a steering wheel, thats like spending 700 on a seat and 100 for a shift **** thats just retarded.

my quick release is the same thickness as the adaptor hubs. the difference i believe is in the wheel depth.
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i just cant justify spending 150+ on a steering wheel, thats like spending 700 on a seat and 100 for a shift **** thats just retarded.

my quick release is the same thickness as the adaptor hubs. the difference i believe is in the wheel depth.
It can be quite worth it though. Difference in thickness, material, design, size etc... can all contribute to driver fatigue/comfort etc...

My last wheel was a momo tuner... great wheel and I loved it. The miata is getting a tiny momo team though, i got it for about 60bucks in trade.

A nice wheel is worth it... mid 100s is my cutoff though.
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i just cant justify spending 150+ on a steering wheel, thats like spending 700 on a seat and 100 for a shift **** thats just retarded.

my quick release is the same thickness as the adaptor hubs. the difference i believe is in the wheel depth.
If you have ever sat in a 700 dollar seat you would know why it's 700 dollars.
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if i had all the money in the world id go all out on everything,but since i am not rich i have to find my areas to cut my corners and i feel that the seats and steering wheel is two sections that i can skimp on. so i am just saying the ebay wheels are impressive for the money they cost.. .thats all i am saying not looking for a 50 post arguement.
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If you have ever sat in a 700 dollar seat you would know why it's 700 dollars.
aside from the weight, my sparco sprint gets the job done just fine.
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if i had all the money in the world id go all out on everything,but since i am not rich i have to find my areas to cut my corners and i feel that the seats and steering wheel is two sections that i can skimp on. so i am just saying the ebay wheels are impressive for the money they cost.. .thats all i am saying not looking for a 50 post arguement.
I'm not trying to argue at all. You make an extremely valuable point and I know exactly where your coming from.
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aside from the weight, my sparco sprint gets the job done just fine.
I bet they do and there awesome seats, but you still payed a pretty penny for them.
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my steering wheel new is like a dirt bike.the top half is a throttle.
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