None of the BA steering wheels I've tried so far (standard XR, Optional Sports AND Momo) come anywhere near the old Momo I have on my AUII XR8. For me, the new wheels' spokes are set too high and it's awkward to place the thumb around the spoke. Any other sporting drivers out there feel short-changed? The new FPV wheel on the GT looks better, but don't XRs and GTs deserve a proper 3-spoke design?
Also, does anyone out there know any legal remifications involved in fitting an aftermarket wheel and disconnecting the Airbag?
I think the steering wheels are pretty good actually. Got the grippy stuff. Comfortable to hold. But i can't say that I have driven an AUII XR8 to compare it to. As for afermarket, not sure exactly whats out there.
As for legal ramifications, I wouldn't concern myself too much about it. It's more the safety ramifications that I would concern myself about. You may lose your warranty if you do.
I suppose it never hurts to ask
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I read this topic, and thought, Oh Shit another pointless thread, but I was wrong..
Spoke to a couple of insurance people this morning, disconect the air bag... NO INSURANCE...
Now if your prepared to spend at least a grand on a new steering wheel, ring up a momo reseller and have a chat to them, you can have a top notch momo steering wheel fitted which has provisions for air bags to be fitted, but remeber the cost of air bag replacement every 3 years can be very expensive!
When i first sat in a BA i really didn't like the driving position (found it a little high) and I also found the steering wheel a bit fat and small.
With time tho ive grown to love it. It has a nice meaty feel, and the smaller diameter makes it feel far more sporty. And after spending longer in the drivers seat, the seating position is also very good.
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