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Old 08-01-2020, 10:14   #1
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Dished steering wheel?

I'm looking to change the steering wheel on my VI, but unsure to go for a dished or flat version (probably a Sparco wheel)

I'm happy with the position of the OE wheel, but unsure if a flat wheel with boss will move it further away or not?

What to people tend to go for?
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:22   #2
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Until you try both you really don't know what style you prefer.

I installed a dished wheel in another car, wasn't sure I'd like it compared to the flatter one it came with. Actually found it to be brilliant, very nice feel.
Make sure you use a decent hub.
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Old 08-01-2020, 13:36   #3
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Just fitted this to my tme feels just right
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Old 08-01-2020, 15:13   #4
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Here's mine - OMP WRC dished wheel with Works boss.

Looks like the boss is shorter than on Derek's so the dish on my wheel means the offset is probably very similar on both.

Distance from the back of the wheel to the stalks is probably a good baseline to work from, to compare standard to aftermarket.

I won't be able to check mine for a few weeks (car is in storage).

I will add that the combination of the offset and diameter of my wheel makes 60-140mph impossible to read without bobbing my head!
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What sort of diameter are most peoples wheels? Mine is a Momo Race at min and is only 330mm it’s like a Go Cart
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Old 08-01-2020, 17:28   #6
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Cheers guys. What boss kit is best to go for? I'd like to keep the self cancelling on the indicators.
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Old 09-01-2020, 10:43   #7
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I've used NGR stuff before, excellent quality.

Just make sure you buy genuine bits from a reputable supplier, there are fakes out there on eBay and stuff.
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Old 09-01-2020, 22:30   #8
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Thanks for the advice guys

I’ve gone for a Sparco 350mm suede wheel (flat) from Merlin Motorsport with a HKB boss kit.

I also ordered a HKS Kansai lowered seat frame from Japan in December (don’t mention the postage cost!), so once all the parts arrive I hope it’ll improve the driving position and feel
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Don't forget it's an MOT fail if the airbag is removed, so you'll need to swap back for the test.
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Don't forget it's an MOT fail if the airbag is removed, so you'll need to swap back for the test.
Had my tme for six years no airbag never had a problem ,iff airbag light is off all is ok isnít it.
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Had my tme for six years no airbag never had a problem ,iff airbag light is off all is ok isn’t it.
Test was changed not long ago IIRC.

If an airbag is missing where one was fitted as standard then it's a fail.
Obviously that requires the tester to know/care that a 20 year old Evo should have an airbag, and it's not likely many of those come through his station.

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Right must have been pretty recent then ,how do you get round that one ,if you canít find a friendly mot station .
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