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Old 02-28-2004, 05:01 PM   #16
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How will you face get mangled if you're wearing your seat belt and sit properly in the seat (not up close to the wheel like a 4'6" driver would)? I think Nelson wants to sell that steering wheel shortly... i agree, it's mint
I just feel that I might get jurked forward far enough to smash my face on the steering wheel. I'm not thaaaat tall so I can't sit far back. I sit sorta close to the wheel I guess. Not thaaaat close but decently close. Who knows... maybe it might be alright. If anything I'll get wiplash cuz an airbag won't save my head from jurking all the way forward. Dammit. Now you got me seriously thinking on getting a Racing Wheel.

The one thinair has with the flat bottom, what is the main purpose of that? Just so your feet don't touch the wheel? Wouldn't that get annoying during turns though?
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Old 02-28-2004, 05:05 PM   #17
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It's a Momo Commando, it's a pretty nice wheel. I think any wheel smaller then stock probably feels nice. I don't think I'm going to sell this wheel, but I am planning on buying another one for auto-x. Just a note, if you're planning on doing something like auto-x, get a round steering wheel. The really fast steering with a wheel with a flat bottom can get weird sometimes.
It is a very nice wheel for sure! Weight wise It looks much lighter and it look like you are more capable of doing faster turns and it would feel as if your car is more responsive.

How does it feel doing daily driving with the flat bottom wheel? Does it ever get annoying?
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Old 02-28-2004, 05:26 PM   #18
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Rich, Will your car be fully ready for this Spring/Early Summer?
It should have been done by now but my lazyness is holding up the progress
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The flat bottom isn't too bad on the street. But when auto-xing I have to steer so fast that a round wheel would be better.

And yeah, I guess it's for more leg clearance, I run my steering column pretty high anyway, so it wouldn't bother me either way.
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It should have been done by now but my lazyness is holding up the progress
I know exaaaactly how it feels! I'm a lazy mofo right now too. I'll start doing the things to my car in the Spring.
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The flat bottom isn't too bad on the street. But when auto-xing I have to steer so fast that a round wheel would be better.

And yeah, I guess it's for more leg clearance, I run my steering column pretty high anyway, so it wouldn't bother me either way.
Excellent! Thank you very much for your help! It is much appreciated!
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I forgot to ask...

After I take off my stock steering wheel.... Can I put it back on later on down the road and have the airbag working without having to pay the dealership to put it back on for an outrageous price?
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Where are these videos you guys are talking about? I'd like to hear the intake
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I forgot to ask...

After I take off my stock steering wheel.... Can I put it back on later on down the road and have the airbag working without having to pay the dealership to put it back on for an outrageous price?
You can uninstall and reinstall it yourself, you may have to go to the dealer, or a shop to get the airbag light reset though. I'd recommend finding a small shop with SRS reset tool, try Charlie/Bimmersport, he may have one.

When removing the steering wheel remember to disconnect the battery for at least 10-15 minutes before disconnecting the airbag. There are a few DIY's online I believe, or better yet, check the Bentleys manual if you have one handy.

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Where are these videos you guys are talking about? I'd like to hear the intake
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You can uninstall and reinstall it yourself, you may have to go to the dealer, or a shop to get the airbag light reset though. I'd recommend finding a small shop with SRS reset tool, try Charlie/Bimmersport, he may have one.

When removing the steering wheel remember to disconnect the battery for at least 10-15 minutes before disconnecting the airbag. There are a few DIY's online I believe, or better yet, check the Bentleys manual if you have one handy.
Great! Thanks for the help thinair!
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Also, watch for fitment issues if you have either headlight washers
Hey thinair, what issues did u have re: the headlight washers? i'm planning on getting the carbonio in the spring. i heard the carbonio is plug and play??

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Hey thinair, what issues did u have re: the headlight washers? i'm planning on getting the carbonio in the spring. i heard the carbonio is plug and play??

Thanks.
From what the guy from Carbonio told me is that their CAI fits fine with either the headlight washers, or just the ellipsoids, but if you have both, let them know so they can send you a different filter. Mine is tapered, not cylindrical.

They actually installed mine inhouse for free because I was the first to have that issue. Now they know. Just let them know of your setup at the time of ordering. They're answer your questions.
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Spread the word that CARBONIO now has an awsome E46 M3 intake system (similar to the GruppeM) available. Flows more air and build quality much superior to the GruppeM.

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