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Old 12-31-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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m tech 2 steering wheel fitment

I've realized there are/were two versions of the M-tech 2 steering wheel.
One is 370mm and the other is 385mm in diameter.
I've been looking on ebay and international sellers aren't always clear on what models it will fit. Ofcourse, I want the smaller diameter wheel but one ad suggests that the 370mm wheel only fits cars up to 1990 and only the 385mm wheel fits cars made after 1990.. is this the case? can the 370mm wheel not be made to fit the e36 with some type of hub/ slipring adapter or something?
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ALL e30 370mm,380mm fit only e30..no matter of year. the spline diameter is bigger for e36. So they will not fit e36.
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so only the 385mm one will fit the e36?
what about modification? is there any way to get a 370mm one on an e36 ?
some ads say they are 370mm diameter and say they will fit e36..are these ads misleading?
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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so only the 385mm one will fit the e36?
what about modification? is there any way to get a 370mm one on an e36 ?
some ads say they are 370mm diameter and say they will fit e36..are these ads misleading?
You CAN'T fit and e30 steering wheel onto an e36 unless you change the whole steering column. Doesn't matter what size of the wheel it is. They are NOT interchangeable. You have to find E36 compatible steering wheels. you are missing the point. the mm size has nothing to do with whether it fits.

Buy an e36 compatible wheel that is designed for e36.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:54 PM   #6
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thats what im asking about...some of the ads ive seen are for the smaller diameter (370mm) wheel and claim they ARE e36 compatible.
youre saying only the 385mm one which was made for the e36 will work right?

i understand the hubs on the two different wheels are different, incompatible..i was hoping there may be some sort of solution- a mod, hub adapter,slip ring or something which would enable one to work in the other car..wishful thinking i guess.
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