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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 993RS I'm looking at has one of those 4 spokes steering wheel with airbag. Not my favorite especially on an RS. I was going to either 1) change to a leather 996 3 spokes like I did with my C2, 2)get rid of the airbag and have an RS 3 spokes, or 3)go for an Alcantara :



Now I know it dosen't breath etc etc, but at the moment I wear gloves on track days because the sweat on my hands make the leather steering wheel quite slipery. The Alcantara I'm sure have better feel and grip when you have sweaty hands.

So functionally it'd be better than the leather one. But does it look ok, or does it look naff on a road car? (bit like wearing full race suit on track days!)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick,

I have been thinking of specing/getting an alcantara wheel fitted to my next car. Yes the leather looks nice but on a long drive, especially one you are really enjoying the leather becomes unpleasant. Having tracked cars with alcantara my feeling is that I will get out from a long drive with better hands if I switch, and no I do not think it looks as bad as a full suit at a track day.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it will look great in an RS - just as it does in the GT3RS!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, now I just have to figure out how to buy it!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i posted about that wheel a while ago i'll try and find the site it was one

It was the one that does the carbon doors and bonnet

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cargraphic.com/index.php?/s,6,7,18,713,1368,1474/



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


This is what's being installed in my car over the Xmas hols...



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this 996 steering wheel on e-bay (ending soon) - looks like its part alcantara !

item No. 160060612700 or search "996 steering wheel"






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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one on e-bay is an after market Techart wheel. Would like to stay Porsche really.

Simon, where do you think we can get hold of that Alcantara wheel from Cargraphic? It's not shown on the Cargraphic UK site. I guess we'll have to order it from Germany?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by oceancarrera on 14 December 2006

This is what's being installed in my car over the Xmas hols...

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I'm just sticking on some yellow tape on top of mine instead Twisted



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess the spinning banana boys need the guidance to stay on the straight and narrow! Twisted

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd quite happily slap on a GT3RS wheel, gearstick and handbrake lever (red stitching please) but they're super rare, even though one gets stacked every 5 mins. Think a lot of the smashed up ones are being rebuilt - future buyers beware!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by The ghost of Eff on 14 December 2006

Guess the spinning banana boys need the guidance to stay on the straight and narrow! Twisted

exactly...... and yellow would work well on mine... depending on how Ade's look I may wrap some leather around ? or ??

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by Sundeep on 14December2006
Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by The ghost of Eff on 14December2006Guess the spinning banana boys need the guidance to stay on the straight and narrow! Twisted
exactly...... and yellow would work well on mine... depending on how Ade's look I may wrap some leather around ? or ??


Next week mate! Ordered from Gert today, hopefully in by Tuesday... Porsche UK are out of stock at the mo... There's another gorgeous bit of Manthey bling going in too Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my car is going to be left at OPC over Xmas for suspension check up, squeaks etc

dry top mount I have been told, will see, I am off to sunny St Lucia while being done lol.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by oceancarrera on 14 December 2006

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Sundeep on 14 December 2006

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by The ghost of Eff on 14 December 2006

Guess the spinning banana boys need the guidance to stay on the straight and narrow! Twisted

exactly...... and yellow would work well on mine... depending on how Ade's look I may wrap some leather around ? or ??

Next week mate! Ordered from Gert today, hopefully in by Tuesday... Porsche UK are out of stock at the mo... There's another gorgeous bit of Manthey bling going in too Wink

What's the Manthey bit Ade?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CNC'd by Olaf himself I hear Wink




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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

short shift kit?

Ade, you really need to book into the Priory, I hear they are treating for all types of addiction these days

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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CNC'd by Olaf himself I hear Wink



Having had a play with one the other day, definately a good thing to fit.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of those expensive wine bottle openers? Very Happy

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