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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:38 am 
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After sourcing the right hex bit to fit the steering wheel (which required a trip to the local Auto shop) i fitted my EL GT Steering wheel on the weekend.

Let me know what you think!

I have attached a before and after pic for you.

 

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:47 am 
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Also was wondering what these wheels go for, i picked it up through a mate for $300. I'd heard they are $1000+ from Fraud.

Now that i have done the Steering wheel change, the rest of the interior looks very standard and suggestions for mods?
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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:56 am 
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looks great, was there much moding involved?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:05 am 
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Was really quite simple just searched the forum, found the directions and carried it out, was just the hex bit i didnt have.

two bolts in behind the steering wheel, remove the airbag and its connector then undo the hex bolt. hardest part was actually getting the steering wheel off itself, had to yank bloody hard to get it off.

reversed the order to install, took all of an hour including the trip to the auto shop.

i've attached another pic of it with the airbag cover off.

 

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:18 am 
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Mate, love it. 300 Dollars is a bloody fantastic price too, get me one :P
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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:33 am 
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Yeah I thought that price was fairly resonable. I've done a bit of searching through the forums and anywhere upwards of $550 can be payed. they are fairly rare also from what i've heard but someone may be able to clarify that for me. It is sooo nice to drive with, is so much better than the old steering wheel!
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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:10 am 
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yeah they are an awesome wheel, 300 is a great price
They cannot be found anymore!

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:07 am 
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$300? Thats a bargain!

Looks awesome.

Getting the steering wheel off its the hardest part, had to get my old man to help me do it!
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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:10 am 
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Thanks for the info Nicko. It's good to know they cant be found, not sure if i should use it as im affraid ill scratch/damage it!
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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:46 pm 
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And yes the force used to remove the steering wheel from the coloumn was extreme, i did nearly give up but persistance did win in the end.
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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:34 pm 
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yeah thats looks very nice, i got a SVO leather EL/AU wheel cost $365

 

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:40 pm 
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Are there any EL GT replica steering wheels out there at all?
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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:25 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
yeah thats looks very nice, i got a SVO leather EL/AU wheel cost $365


that steering wheel looks awesome whered u get that?
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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:38 pm 
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Place called SVO in ringwood, they mod falcons and have accesories for them, i just sore fordman351's gallery and he has the same but silver.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:15 pm 
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Gezza200, I'm a fan of the red where the hands should go, adds a bit of flair to the Wheel+interior, i was going to get something simliar but when the EL GT wheel came along i jumped at the chance.
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