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    could anyone tell me if i could fit an 8l s3 steering wheel straight to a 8p fsi??? cheers. adam

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    Why would you want a 8L Steering wheel when you can have a flat bottom steering wheel?

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    on related subject, can an 8P 3 spoke sport fit an 8L (airbag connection??). Going to try flog my old one to one of my mechanics LOL
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    ummm cos a m8s got 1 for sale basically, ive not even seen it yet was just wonderin, how much could you get a flat bottom for and where from, also wouldnt i have to buy a new airbag kit meaning big money...recession time mind lol cheers

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    I'm guessing you have a 4 spoke wheel & would prefer a 3 spoke sports type? As above, I'm guessing that even though the wheel will fit the airbag connection will be different.

    The FBMFSW looks great but the cost do mount up esp if you need to change steering ECU & slipring
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    UK ebay and german ebay, around 450-500 with airbag.

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    iv got a 3 spoke wheel bt its fairly bland m8s got 1 supposedly with a s3 logo in it need to check it out but should be quite cool was hopin it was all goin to be fairly simple

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    wow steady boys im 21 lol 450 quid for a steering wheel i think il get some 18" rs4s for the car haha thanks for that anyway i went on uk audis and the replies just never seemed to happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    on related subject, can an 8P 3 spoke sport fit an 8L (airbag connection??). Going to try flog my old one to one of my mechanics LOL
    No, 8L is single stage iirc, and 8p is dual stage, so it'll fit, but airbag won't work.

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    Just ordered RS6 wheel for mine



    You don't even wanna know the price
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    damn probs not a good idea then and an annoying airbag light im guessing

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    No, 8L is single stage iirc, and 8p is dual stage, so it'll fit, but airbag won't work.
    Isn't the 8P also single stage up to 2006 too?

    Hence the retro fit issues?
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    oooooo really thats interesting cos mines a 53 plate so should be ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Just ordered RS6 wheel for mine



    You don't even wanna know the price
    its not working

    You just bought it to get one up on Nigel since he's heading home for his purchase LOL
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    Nigel's is in his car, link updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Nigel's is in his car, link updated.
    did you buy it from Audi? ouch LOL

    I'm sure it will feel so much better being shaped so
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    did you buy it from Audi? ouch LOL
    No, but it was still ouch . Audi wouldn't have been

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    oops, just re-read, N's is in his car, not he's in his car LOL

    need new specs LOL
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
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    Theres too much scottish air in your lungs

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    best kinda air (If you go north of say, Calendar LOL)
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    up to 06 8p is single fire air bag

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    Nice one Paddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ads_a3 View Post
    could anyone tell me if i could fit an 8l s3 steering wheel straight to a 8p fsi??? cheers. adam
    Yes the spline fitment/bolt are the same iirc, also 8L's had 2 wheel/airbag types given 97-99 & 00-03 were the releases, both will fit & I'm sure airbags will, but airbag & wheel must be matched for same years as airbag shape/sizes were different.

    00-03 were used on number of chassis, iirc 8L facelift, B5 RS4, 8P 03-04, B6 A4/S4, possibly A6 chassis of same years, tbc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    on related subject, can an 8P 3 spoke sport fit an 8L (airbag connection??). Going to try flog my old one to one of my mechanics LOL
    Yes with maybe some bullet connectors & wire swaps but should work on facelift 8L's as did on my 99 S3 with facelift wheel/airbag & I just swapped 2 airbag wires round.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    I'm guessing you have a 4 spoke wheel & would prefer a 3 spoke sports type? As above, I'm guessing that even though the wheel will fit the airbag connection will be different.
    Yeah but as above cut/crimp may work as I did given single stage.

    Quote Originally Posted by ads_a3 View Post
    i went on uk audis and the replies just never seemed to happen
    You're fine now, breath 1, 2, 3, lol

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    No, 8L is single stage iirc, and 8p is dual stage, so it'll fit, but airbag won't work.
    8P 03-04 is single stage, all 8L's were single stage, just design changes in 2 releases of the 8L's.

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    You don't even wanna know the price
    Best not huh, lol

    Quote Originally Posted by ads_a3 View Post
    damn probs not a good idea then and an annoying airbag light im guessing
    Not neccessarily if done right

    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    Isn't the 8P also single stage up to 2006 too?

    Hence the retro fit issues?
    Upto late 04 for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by ads_a3 View Post
    oooooo really thats interesting cos mines a 53 plate so should be ok
    Yes possibly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    You just bought it to get one up on Nigel since he's heading home for his purchase LOL
    Home, uh done that in italy way back dude, RS6 wheel is bloody lovely to drive, but expensive I can tell yer

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Nigel's is in his car
    Spot on Nate me old mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Spot on Nate me old mate.
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    I'm confused. So an 8p steering wheel upto 06 was single stage airbag??? I thought all the facelift wheels were dual stage??
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Just ordered RS6 wheel for mine



    You don't even wanna know the price
    I want my paddles back then
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Aparently not Matt!
    or are they forgetting the Sportback, with facelift wheel, was made from 2004 54?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyV5 View Post
    I'm confused. So an 8p steering wheel upto 06 was single stage airbag??? I thought all the facelift wheels were dual stage??
    I think i have made a balls up here. your right Matty, facelift big grill onwards i think.
    First time anyone takes any notice of me and i get it wrong

    this is 2005 and its single stage


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    Quote Originally Posted by evocos View Post
    I want my paddles back then
    They are MY Paddles, and they are getting sold with the wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyV5 View Post
    or are they forgetting the Sportback, with facelift wheel, was made from 2004 54?
    No

    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    I think i have made a balls up here. your right Matty, facelift big grill onwards i think.
    First time anyone takes any notice of me and i get it wrong
    We always take notice Paddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyV5 View Post
    I'm confused. So an 8p steering wheel upto 06 was single stage airbag??? I thought all the facelift wheels were dual stage??
    As I said single stage goes upto late 04 & possibly your car which may show as 05 which mine does even if its an 04 will have single stage as per Pats very nice pic, but all facelift cars have the shield airbag & are dual stage

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyV5 View Post
    or are they forgetting the Sportback, with facelift wheel, was made from 2004 54?
    As above

    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    I think i have made a balls up here. your right Matty, facelift big grill onwards i think.
    As above

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    Thought so. Just checking......
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Just ordered RS6 wheel for mine



    You don't even wanna know the price

    nice nate.. youll love this wheel.. 10x better than s3 FBMFSW! quite jealous actually lol
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    I know I'll , thats why I ordered it

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    Yeap its a great wheel, I love it even if the difference is only the thickness, oooohhhhh uuuhhhhhhh

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    You can get the RS6 wheel is suede too, mmmmmmm suede
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    Well my airbag's arrived, just the wheel, not long now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cockney Boy View Post
    You can get the RS6 wheel is suede too, mmmmmmm suede
    Alcantara iirc, but I've checked in etka & colour codes & nothing points to this on the wheel, if there was then I would have ordered this instead tbh as loved my RS4 one on the S3, was great as summer wasnt hot & winter wasnt cold.

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    160 to get it trimmed nige in alcantara

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    160 to get it trimmed nige in alcantara
    where?
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