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Old 08-03-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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So, I have sort of been looking at M steering wheels for a while and somehow, nobody noticed this awesome deal:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=280380120743

That's right, I just bought an M3 3-spoke wheel with airbag (and stupid M decal that's getting removed ASAP) for $120.

And I got $8 cashback from Microsoft Bing search and $2 back from eBay.

AWESOME!!
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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meh. if i was looking for one i would've spotted it long time ago and not said anything. lol. but i got a 3 spoke euro steering wheel better with the tri-color stitching.
anyway, awesome deal. those things go for $300+ sometimes which is rediculous for a used/old wheel IMO. Does this have the plug for the horn?
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:20 AM   #3
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Nice! That's a great find.

I'm lusting of a RAID wheel personally. http://www.bigbendmiataclub.org/miat...teer/newdh.jpg they retain the airbag and look/feel amazing.

Seems pretty hard to get one though! I can't find them! Just saw one on a Miata once and feel in love.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:59 AM   #4
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Nice! That's a great find.

I'm lusting of a RAID wheel personally. http://www.bigbendmiataclub.org/miat...teer/newdh.jpg they retain the airbag and look/feel amazing.

Seems pretty hard to get one though! I can't find them! Just saw one on a Miata once and feel in love.

eh, not a big fan about that one.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:57 PM   #5
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It does have a horn plug in. It should be 100% compatible with the current slip ring. How much was your euro wheel?
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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not going to lie, the euro wheel was a bit more. but it was worth it. feels good. good grip. looks good. and feels sporty.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:58 AM   #7
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sweet deal, not a fan of the US-spec 3-spoke wheels but for that price I think I could make do
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:05 AM   #8
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I have the same one, and paid a lot more....congrats.

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It does have a horn plug in. It should be 100% compatible with the current slip ring. How much was your euro wheel?
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Correct me if im wrong, but isnt there something in the column that has to be changed as well? I have a 4spoke M wheel/slipring, but i need an airbag, and i understand that part of the column has to be changed with it?
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:43 AM   #10
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1995 and earlier can accept 1995 M3 and earlier wheels with no modifications. 1996 they changed the slipring design and all e36 1996+ wheels/bags fit with no changes.
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Hmm.. Ok, well im reading around a bit right now.. I have a 95, and the wheel came from i believe a 98. Looks like i will have to replace the steering column switch bracket?
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You will have to splice your horn and airbag wires. Check http://home.earthlink.net/~frankie66...eringwheel.pdf
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I'd love to see a 3 spoke, E46 wheel (with audio/cruise controls on wheel) installed on a ti.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:39 PM   #14
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I'd love to see a 3 spoke, E46 wheel (with audio/cruise controls on wheel) installed on a ti.
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can anyone explain what i need to install it on my baby?

the three spoke with the buttons... i was told it was a limited production wheel??? is this true?
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:13 PM   #15
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Looks like you can install the E46 wheel but the airbag and buttons won't work without some major modifications.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=332632
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