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Has anybody used this business?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/324214320233?fits=Plat_Gen%3AR33&hash=item4b7cadec69:g:lUoAAOSw1fJe-qI~&frcectupt=true

If so, what was the service and quality of the finished item like?

He said he will do one for my R33 [I am sending him an old wheel and he will use the centre] and I have to admit the price and photo's of the finished product look pretty much exactly what I want.  Also messages to and fro are confidence building, he seems genuine.  But I would value other peoples experience....if any.

Reason for doing this is, my car never came with a standard wheel [over 20 years ago] and all I ever did was use use a SAAS leather/CF wheel, but finally last rego check my trusty mechanic quizzed me about it and said that I should really have an airbag wheel, so I'm trying to find one before next rego while retaining the same style of my present wheel.  I am friends with him and don't want to compromise his business.

BTW I have been pulled over a couple of times by the lice, but they have never questioned my steering wheel....yet but it will happen sooner or later.

 

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I would suggest that that wheel would be no more legal than what you're using now. Sure, it will have an airbag.....but it is effectively a one off handmade thing that has no type testing at all. That is the very antithesis of ADR requirements and wouldn't stand up to 3s of scrutiny at a true roadworthy check (such as at the actual DMV, not some mechanic's roadworthy). I think you're just going to be spending money for money spending's sake here, rather than actually achieving anything useful.

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I would go OEM

Are you willing to trust an aftermarket wheel with a "custom fitted" airbag to not kill you if it goes off

Does anyone else in your family drive the car?

When a explosion is going off 400-500mm away from your face.......

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On 18/07/2021 at 6:06 PM, mlr said:

I would go OEM

Are you willing to trust an aftermarket wheel with a "custom fitted" airbag to not kill you if it goes off

Does anyone else in your family drive the car?

When a explosion is going off 400-500mm away from your face.......

I think those wheels use the oem centre and airbag so it is still the same, they just make a new wheel around the centre.

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On 19/07/2021 at 8:05 AM, hardsteppa said:

I think those wheels use the oem centre and airbag so it is still the same, they just make a new wheel around the centre.

You are correct Hardsteppa....BTW also stated this in my initial post.  I was just looking for any feedback.....but looks like I'm going to be the first on here.

And GTSBoy...I hear ya....but I'm not sure if the legalities of this wheel are as bad as you say.  I could buy a second hand questionable condition Momo  with airbag etc, but are they any more compliant?  I could also go lowbrow and buy a leatherette cover and kit and sew it onto a standard wheel but that's a Kmart fix and tbh not even on my radar.  The only real 'integrity' issue is the weld of the wheel hoop to the standard centre.  I'll ask for pics of this work and see how their welds look, but if I was doing it then its not a hard weld to do.  Its not like its an upside down weld in water with dissimilar/questionable metals or something.

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Hi Guys.

I live in Melbourne and went overseas for a couple months. I have a R33 skyline 1996 S2 and I stored my car in my friends garage and thought it would be a good idea to remove the battery and steering wheel to make it harder if somebody tries to steal the car as I already have two skylines stolen from me. As I removed the steering wheel I noticed that the film from the sensor moved slightly. Is this going to effect the airbag system? is there a danger that the airbag might blow now after the installation? many thanks

 

 

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Small update...just finished sanding and painting the exposed steel, 

Does anyone know the year model of steering wheels?  The one I had modified has a largish [approx 50mm] side covers.   It also has a black airbag cover but grey rear plastic   turns out it was black, just a bit faded and dusty.  it has an all steel centre.

I also have another one that has small [approx 20mm] side covers.  This one is all black, but red stitching, with an alloy centre.  It is also slightly smaller in diameter.  Wanted to get this one modified but I couldn't find it - just shifted into my new address and am still sorting stuff out.

Think I'll see if I can put the all black items on my modded wheel, see if the steel and alloy are the same shape and size?

Tried that, didn't work, the two steering wheels are different, the back plastic cover for the other wheel is smaller.

So now I will have to get a can of black vinyl paint and give the plastic parts a freshen up. 

 

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Ok looking for one of these to complete my wheel:  if anyone has one they are willing to sell?  The guy who sold me the wheel ripped me off, also said he would send the part - apparently he found it - this never ever happened.  They are marked L and R, I need the left one.

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Small update...raining too much to work on the car outside so not installed yet.  The modified one is photographed alongside a Mk 3 Gtr wheel.  I think it is anyway, I bought a a heap of series 3 GTR stuff off a guy including factory leather seats and the 'red' door cards, so I'm thinking the wheel came from the same guy, but I'm not sure, its been too long. 

 

NB Still looking for the small l/h cover as per previous post if anyone has one?

 

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