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Old 04-05-2009, 05:36 PM   #21
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I want to buy one of these since they're cheap and look right, but I'm afraid that having a replica wheel will make me into a colossal ------

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Slight deviation, but related.

I'd love to find a way to either bring the stock wheel an inch or two closer to me, or an aftermarket wheel with the same diameter as stock. Reason- I'm quite tall, and when I sit in a car with one of these tiny wheels, it completely blocks my view of the OPG, and cuts off the top of the speedo and tach.

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that's why I got the dished wheel. I couldn't use the brakes without my knee hitting the stock wheel. now it's fine. it's almost the same diameter as stock.

this is about eye level:

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Im confused why would the stock wheel hit your knee and this one doesnt. Is this one closer to you then the stock wheel?
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Im confused why would the stock wheel hit your knee and this one doesnt. Is this one closer to you then the stock wheel?
correct. my last miata had leather seats and you actually sat lower than the cloth ones, since I got the new one, the first thing I had to do was get a new wheel. Now my knees dont hit the steering wheel and it's closer to me. It makes driving the car that much better, I highly suggest a new wheel.
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Im confused why would the stock wheel hit your knee and this one doesnt. Is this one closer to you then the stock wheel?
closer by like 3 inches. I can drive with my nipples.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:34 AM   #27
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correct. my last miata had leather seats and you actually sat lower than the cloth ones, since I got the new one, the first thing I had to do was get a new wheel. Now my knees dont hit the steering wheel and it's closer to me. It makes driving the car that much better, I highly suggest a new wheel.
Just so im safe, any wheel? Im heavily leaning toward the momo. The nardi wants to much.
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Mines slightly smaller in diameter. 300m vs 350mm stock, IIRC. What I I really like the most is that the wheel is closer, but there's something about this one that makes turning easier and more comfortable, especially with no P/S. I can measure both if you give me a few minutes.
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Stock is closer to lik 370mm. My Momo is 350mm, just a tad smaller than stock, but IMO a perfect size.
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My stock is 370mm with a dish of 110mm. Aftermarket is 340mm with a total dish of 140mm. Probably weighs 7-10lbs less than the stock with the airbag.
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Oh yeah, I forgot about the weight. Not even including the airbag, the stock wheel is a porker.
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You guys know me, heres a paranoid question.

Is it safe getting those cheap wheel hubs? Like the one someone mentioned from Sonicmotor.com. Its only 20 bucks. I worry about the wheel coming off in my hands while im driving.
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My knee rubbing up against the wheel when I go to brake is the bane of my existence. I think I've developed a considerable ache in my ankle because of it.
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sam my ebay hub is working great since early 08.....i wouldn't trust the ebay detachable hub tho. as i went to install mine it littereally fell apart. the spring and button for the release fell out of the hub and my wheel woulda fallen off
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I've also been using an ebay hub for 2+ years with no problems.
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Howd you guys kill the airbag indicator? Stick a specific resistor into the leads, or something more clever?
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yep, cheap "zinc" ebay hub here. solid, not detachable.


the link i posted before is my exact wheel/hub...

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Howd you guys kill the airbag indicator? Stick a specific resistor into the leads, or something more clever?

wire the two wires together. problem solved. 90-93.

94+ requires a 3ohm resistor, just measure whatever the resistance is then try to match it with a resistor. (I used three 10ohms in parallel, but it only worked 50% of the time).
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Well. Thanks for all the tips guys, I guess im gonna have to give this just a bit more thought.

We went to a strip joint friday night and instead of buying a steering wheel today, i spent my money on lap dances.
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Well. Thanks for all the tips guys, I guess im gonna have to give this just a bit more thought.

We went to a strip joint friday night and instead of buying a steering wheel today, i spent my money on lap dances.
lap dances never pay off. you just get frustrated and depressed and end up smelling like cheap lotion and perfume.

make sure you get a 3 ohm resistor that's pretty tight tolerance.
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