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      02-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #23
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Best VFM mod you can do, I think. If I buy a brand new BMW (if it's non M Sport) I will definitely spec the M sport wheel.
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      02-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #24
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Just got one lads!
M3 or M Sport? Either way you are going to love it!
I upgraded to the M Sport wheel and its one of the best mods I have done.
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      02-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #25
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He means the M3 one
Whatever it is is a big upgrade from SE
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      02-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #26
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Yeah its the M3 one. Can't wait
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      02-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #27
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Mob - now can you see/feel the difference?

Ive just cleaned mine up with gliptone leather cleaner and going to apply couple coats of G technic L1 leather guard ready for me to fit on the weekend
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      02-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #28
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Mob - now can you see/feel the difference?

Ive just cleaned mine up with gliptone leather cleaner and going to apply couple coats of G technic L1 leather guard ready for me to fit on the weekend
Haven't got it yet! Going to pick it up tomorrow and will probably fit it then too

Edit: Hope it doesn't make me drive more and faster haha
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      02-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #29
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btw does anyone know what size is the centre badge on steering wheel would like to swap it
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      02-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #30
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Haven't got it yet! Going to pick it up tomorrow and will probably fit it then too

Edit: Hope it doesn't make me drive more and faster haha
Where you picking yours up from if you dont mind me asking? pm me if you prefer
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      02-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #31
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Where you picking yours up from if you dont mind me asking? pm me if you prefer
From Luton. I figured that it would be a good idea to pick up as i can get an oil change done from my mate near Luton as well. Already done 2.5k miles
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      02-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #32
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Mob! What the....already....Blaady hell! Need to find one! lol
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      02-19-2013, 04:57 PM   #33
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Mob! What the....already....Blaady hell! Need to find one! lol
Haha quick wasn't it!
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      02-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #34
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I thought maybe you bought it from the same guy i bought mine from as he had another one fs
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      02-19-2013, 05:36 PM   #35
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Shit me this is tempting!!
Before I bought mine I sat in an M3 and the steering wheel alone nearly made me hard.
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      02-19-2013, 05:38 PM   #36
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LOL, worth every penny mate! Keep the hard on to yourself thou!
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      02-19-2013, 06:20 PM   #37
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All the guides say there are holes in the wheel to poke various implements in order to get the airbag off.

None of them seem to say that the hole is covered and you have to feel very gently to find it. Then pierce the material with the aforementioned implement to pop off the bag.

The wheel nut will probably be king tight. Resist the temptation to use the steering lock to hold the wheel as you undo. 99 times out of 100 it won't matter, the 100th time the lock may give!

The wheel will probably be even tighter on the splines/shaft. Don't break your nose when it finally does come off!

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Funny. On mine the nut came off easy and the wheel just slipped off its splines with no real effort. Was the easiest mod I ever did. Even my Gear knob swap took more effort!
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      02-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #38
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Funny. On mine the nut came off easy and the wheel just slipped off its splines with no real effort. Was the easiest mod I ever did. Even my Gear knob swap took more effort!
Good chance it had been off before then as mine was stuck like Rab C Nesbitt to a bottle of Buckfast!
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      02-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #39
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Wouldn't have thought It had ever been off. It was an immaculate one (old) owner car with full supplying dealer history. There were no marks on the rear of the wheel where the airbag is removed and no marks on any of the torx screws etc.

Just wasn't a hard job lol. I'd suggest anyone having a hard time is unlucky
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      02-20-2013, 03:02 AM   #40
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I am itching to get this fitted but got to wait till the weekend
When I disconnect the battery should i wait 20 mins before starting work?
I did read once batt disconnected not to lock boot
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I am itching to get this fitted but got to wait till the weekend
When I disconnect the battery should i wait 20 mins before starting work?
I did read once batt disconnected not to lock boot
Hey Dude,

I'm not sure why the 20 min wait. I've had to do the retrofit twice and on both counts, I disconnected the -ve terminal, left the boot open (VERY IMPORTANT not to close boot after disconnecting battery) and cracked on. I didn't wait and I've had no problems touch wood.

It's truly a 15-20 min job from start to finish if you have the understanding of what you're doing. As said, happy to run through with you this weekend on the phone or if you're nearby just pop over.

If for any reason the boot has got closed during the install, pop the bonnet open, get some jump leads, connect positive to positive and negative to metal chassis and start the other car, then open your bonnet and carry on the install. Of course, don't forget to disconnect the leads from the front lol.

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Thanks S i will give you a bell over the weekend before i start. Im sure i read somewhere to be on safe side to wait 20 mins so everything is fully off/discharged.
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I waited about twenty seconds.

I pulled the battery, then just tried to flash main beams to discharge any juice left in the system. Tried the interior light too. Boot left open of course.

No issues at all
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I may have to add a new steering wheel to the 'to do list' if it is as good as everyone says it is!
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