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Old 02-23-2010, 09:12 PM
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Steering Wheel!

Has anyone ever changed out the existing wheel for an all wood wheel. I am not real concerned about the air bag.

I'm looking for an all wood Ferrari Type steering wheel?
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:41 PM
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WTB: Nardi Steering Wheel
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:10 AM
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I have a nardi wooden steering wheel on my 107 (along with jaguar xj8 seats). I love the feel of the wooden wheel but it does obscure the top of the speedometer
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:11 AM
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I have a MOBO half wood/half leather wheel in mine, (Pic attached) makes it easier to get in and out and improves the "look" & the steering.

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oops you installed it in the wrong side of the car
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:19 PM
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most other wheels are smaller

The Nardi wood wheels look very nice.I had a period AMG wheel for a while.Both were smaller in diameter than the stock one.I got rid of it despite the better "feel" as I got tired of not being able to read the instruments (mostly the speedometer)
I don't know why they put "bus" sized steering wheels on these cars??
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:41 PM
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Mines a MOMO. 14.7" looking for the wheel in the black 107, anyone know where it came from??
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:40 PM
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I don't know about the wheel but a line on the white guage faces would be appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:11 AM
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here's your white guage face info

this guy makes the white faces for all different models

Mercedes-Benz Gauge Faces for W124, W201, and W126
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:25 AM
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The closest thing you will find in diameter to the original is probably "390mm", and these seem to be much more expensive.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:50 AM
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oops you installed it in the wrong side of the car
Ha Ha, though it does make for some confusion when I'm reading stuff on this forum

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I recall they made the steering wheel so big in case the power steering failed the driver could still maneuver the car. And being good German engineers they surely designed to the worst case tolerance, probably a frail old woman.

I'll probably do a Nardi wood wheel as well but will be a bummer not to see the speedo or the gas gauge (though you always know you need gas in these cars!).
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:09 PM
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I recall they made the steering wheel so big in case the power steering failed the driver could still maneuver the car. And being good German engineers they surely designed to the worst case tolerance, probably a frail old woman.
Really? Just for fun, turn your engine off and see how maneuverable the car is w/o power steering. Not the thing for frail old women.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:49 PM
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wheel change

Tom:
Please check your state inspection requirements. Possible fail if you remove airbag from a car that was so equipped originally.
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Mines a MOMO. 14.7" looking for the wheel in the black 107, anyone know where it came from??
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