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      01-19-2012, 05:38 AM   #1
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Question Steering Wheel differences

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      01-19-2012, 06:05 AM   #2
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I can't answer your question on compatibility, but I think the chrome accents identify it as an SE wheel, although that shouldn't make any difference.
You mention that you'll probably have it re-trimmed by 'Royal' - would you mind giving me a link? I really miss the perforated leather on my old E92 wheel and I'd love to have my F10 wheel similarly covered.
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      01-19-2012, 06:20 AM   #3
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I wonder if they could re-trim my M Sport gear knob (manual)?
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      01-19-2012, 06:28 AM   #4
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I think that's an SE wheel - certainly looks like mine (SE Touring), so not the really thick rim as on your MSport.

Our 330d has paddles - If yours hasn't I don't know how easy a retrofit would be, it would certainly need to be coded.

To be honest, the paddles are a gimick with the standard auto box and you will find the novelty soon wears off and you won't use them.
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      01-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #5
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http://royalsteeringwheels.com/

I'm almost certain the chrome accent indicates its from a coupe.. I'm sure it fits just I'd rather have the center cover from my existing steering wheel
No, the chrome accent indicates an SE steering wheel. (its still called a 'sport' wheel, as opposed to 'M sport' wheel)

Try realoem to compare part number between models, this will tell you if its the same wheel.

www.realoem.com
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      01-19-2012, 06:57 AM   #6
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I think that's an SE wheel - certainly looks like mine (SE Touring), so not the really thick rim as on your MSport.

Our 330d has paddles - If yours hasn't I don't know how easy a retrofit would be, it would certainly need to be coded.

To be honest, the paddles are a gimick with the standard auto box and you will find the novelty soon wears off and you won't use them.
Use my paddles all the time tbh
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      01-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, in which case I need to keep an eye out for a M-Sport with paddle shifts. They don't need to be coded to work, there are plenty of DIY on the forum
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Yes that wheel is the SE Sports wheel fitted as an option to all models of E90/91/92. Because it has paddles it mostl ikely has come from a 335.

Beware of airbag fitment, the SE standard airbag will not fit that wheel or an M Sport wheel but the bag from a SE Sport wheel will fit the M Sport wheel.
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Thanks for the link. The website looks pretty good, have you used them or seen the quality of their work?
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