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Want a new steering wheel......

Dani_B19 Apr 28, 2010

  1. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    After seeing that a guy in the a3/s3 picture section has fitted a vw scirocco to his a3 and managed to retain the airbag, its got me thinking i want to do it.

    Now i always thought that we couldnt change our wheels due to the airbag not working with newer models, now how has he managed to retain the airbag? I really want todo this as i hate my sterering wheel, its so dated and old.

    Would love to fit this:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-STEERING-W...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19bbd89364

    or

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-FLAT-BOT...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19bbd45635

    Price point though, id rather have the scirocco one, plus i dont want all the buttons etc on the wheel.

    Any input guys much appreciated.

    Dan
     
  2. Chlippo

    Chlippo Member

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    Im interrested in the same matter too...but i do want a steering with audi controls in it
     
  3. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Im sceptical. Saying its been retained and it actually going off is a completely different story. We have a single stage system, they have a 2 stage.
     
  4. Chlippo

    Chlippo Member

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    How about an audi S4 steering which got audio commands in it?
     
  5. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Whats the difference between the single and double stage systems? Surely there must be a module or something that can be uesd?
     
  6. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Which would work with . . . ?

    "dual stage deployment, which varies depending on the force of the impact."

    Personally don't think any of the airbags I've seen work with the interior of the car. Don't forget, it was all designed to go with each other. Personally think something like the 'Rocco steering wheel looks out of place.
     
  7. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    there's a lot about this single stage dual stage stuff going around.....


    Basically, you can fit the later bags into the 8L, and wire them up so that the lights won't come on. but the airbag still wont ever trigger.

    I wouldn't risk it.

    you can fit an R32 steering wheel though, but the centre VW badge would have to be covered
     
  8. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    can i just ask a totally random question... Are you going to pay £200+ for a steering wheel?
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    Save yourself the hassle pal and fit the alcantara one from a TTQS, should be a straight swap and looks gorgeous.

    [​IMG]:hubbahubba:
     
  10. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Hmm. First one I've seen that actually might look OK. Great thinking Maz! Now to find one!! LOL!
     
  11. cabby86

    cabby86 Member

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    You can buy new genuine alcantara wheels on ebay, there is a guy that has been selling them for a while now.

    There are several variations of the wheel available, the one i would purchase is currently on ebay, the item number is 220594444314.

    It would just be a case of swapping the s-line badge over for an S3 one. Not the cheapest wheel, but it means the airbag does still work.

    Chris
     
  12. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Yes :)
     
  13. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Think the alcantara looks awful.
     
  14. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    A vote for the Alcantara
     
  15. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Why though? Also dont hink it would suit silver/cream leather.
     
  16. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Think it would suit black though.
     
  17. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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  18. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Momo Team 280mm wheel For The Win Dani! :D
    Why dont you just get your S3 wheel retrimmed?
     
  19. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    fair play dude.. my missis would go skits if i spent that on a steering wheel! lol
     
  20. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    That's why 95% of us wouldn't tell the missus, and she probably wouldn't even know you changed it! :)
     
  21. Chlippo

    Chlippo Member

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  22. Mr.G

    Mr.G Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Re-trim FTW! Wonder how much it would cost.
     
  23. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    He know's how it works, haha.
     
  24. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    I'll say it again. Which would work with what exactly? The audio controls (as you first mentioned) wouldn't operate anything, hence my question.
     
  25. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    Dani have you bought your wheels yet? And had your car fixed? :)
     

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