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Old 04-17-2004, 06:58   #1 (permalink)
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xf Sport steering wheel

Ok i own a xf falcon and i want to change the stock steering wheel to a sport one. Can anyone tell me what i need to know to do this like what kind of connection the stock wheel use's and if i need or can get some kind of convertor to use diffirent types of wheels. wheel brands, names and info like that would be handy aswell thanx.
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Old 04-18-2004, 02:33   #2 (permalink)
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Buy the sports steering wheel and a boss kit(what you call a converter) to suit XF falcon.

Momo, Saas, autotechnica (or however you spell it), formuling... they are available to suit your needs. Try your local auto parts shop for ideas.
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Old 04-18-2004, 03:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: xf Sport steering wheel

im just interested in i go into me local autobarn and i c the wheels on the wall and i think either they look crap or they look bigger than the standard wheel i hav on me xf can some one tell me was goin on
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Re: xf Sport steering wheel

The XF steering wheels is about as big as they come. That and they are as far as from a circle too. Law (in SA) states that a sports steering can only be XXmm smaller in diameter to the standard steering wheel. Because the XF steering wheel is oval shaped you can get 2 different measurements. basically top to bottom, or side to side. I don't know which one the cops prefer, BUT they are very picky on sports steering wheels in SA... That's why I havn't got one... yet.
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Re: xf Sport steering wheel

i have a 12.8" MOMO Race steering wheel on my XF. i think the smallest wheel that is legally allowed in Vic is 14". i originally bought my wheel for my Mini (it didn't look small in that) and then when i got my xf i put it in that - i love driving with it - makes the steering feel really light and its easier to hold for long trips.
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I bought an Autotechnica one for mine and a boss kit to suit fitment. It was much smaller than the standard in the Ghia and much lighter too.
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the steering is much better with my autotechnica..... and its really comfrtable, steering feels more direct?
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steering feels more direct?
How could it feel more direct? Its only a steering wheel!
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How could it feel more direct? Its only a steering wheel!
If the steering wheel is smaller than the original, it would require less movement to turn it, and that would make it feel more direct.
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I have 14" leather Autotechnica on my XG - far better feel that the standard wheel. Only down side is it blocks the top of the speedo
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