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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: Triangle or Round Steering Wheel... Reply with quote

I have a triangle wheel on my car and thought the round airbag was the later model, but now I’ve seen older cars than mine with a round wheel.

Was it an option.. ????

What the deal on these wheels?
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TonyC911
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is according to my 2007 model brochure:

The 911 Carrera and Targa 4 models have a three-spoke design (triangle), while the S and 4S variants have a three-spoke sports wheel (round). All models can also be equipped with an optional three-spoke multifunction steering wheel...

Sounds like you have the multifunction triangle wheel? Hope that helps?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Round is sound, much nicer IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Round!
 



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MF 991 steering wheel. That is winning my friend Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see the appeal of the round version but I’m happy to keep the interior pretty stock so it’s the MF triangle for me. To be honest I don’t spend much time looking at the steering wheel when I’m driving....... Hand
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Round "sports wheel" was an option on the other 997's I believe so it would be stock.

But not an immense upgrade and you would need a new airbag. It is chunkier and possibly a smaller diameter?
I guess if you sold the old one on eBay you could claw back a good chunk of the cost.

Many people are upgrading to the round sport wheel from the late 997.2. I believe if you don't have tiptronic this is a simple upgrade and massively updates the interior - I don't know of many collectors or enthusiasts who wouldn't prefer this wheel when looking for a new car.. I have owned a 997.1 with the old round wheel and then moved to a 997.2 and upgraded to the sports wheel - somehow it takes a few years of the car age in my mind anyhow....
To move to the 991 wheel shown you need an aftermarket adaptor.
In all cases you need a new airbag.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But damn, that 991 wheel looks good!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Triangle or Round Steering Wheel... Reply with quote

Milo72 wrote:


I have a triangle wheel on my car and thought the round airbag was the later model, but now I’ve seen older cars than mine with a round wheel.

Was it an option.. ????



My 2007 Tiptronic has option XPA = Thick Rimmed Smooth Leather Sports Wheel


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