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Old 10th January 2019, 18:24
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Hi guys
I am doing a bmw Z3 to 250 Ferrari kit.
Two questions for you;
1) I want to fit a classic wooden steering wheel and would like your recommendation for wheel and what boss I would need.
2) being registered as a Z3 where do I stand with removing the steering wheel airbag? Will I be able to MOT it?

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Hugh
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Old 10th January 2019, 22:14
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I removed my BMW steering wheel to replace with an old wooden Motalite. I also removed the airbag deployment sensor from behind the centre console.

There are no warning lights and have passed several MOTs

I got a mate to machine two plates of aluminium that sandwiched the wteering wheel and bolted to the boss because I couldn't find a steering boss to fit.

I will look for the thread on here (or you can try too)
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Old 10th January 2019, 22:22
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http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...light=steering

Unfortunately the pictures have vanished but hopefully of some help
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Old 10th January 2019, 22:44
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Thank you
That helps��
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Old 11th January 2019, 19:09
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Good evening Hugh something else to consider when changing the steering wheel is that the majority of aftermarket bosses do not cater for self cancelling indicators or a horn button , there are a few that do but they are expensive , i have used this type https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-M-...TV7r:rk:1:pf:0 , all it takes is cancel the indicator your self and mount a small "push button switch" on the steering column shroud connected to the horn , for a steering wheel if you can get a Nardi so much the better , hope this helps , Geoff .
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Old 12th January 2019, 08:22
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I used this boss


which was the wrong size for this wheel


but mounted it between two metal plates and it bolts onto the standard BMW steering shroud leaving the indicators unaffected. I had to put a separate button on the side of the steering column for the horn though.

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Old 12th January 2019, 11:23
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Don't scrimp on a boss - there are stories of cheap ones breaking (how true no idea). I got Nardi repro and OMP boss (with self cancel) for 100 together.
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Old 12th January 2019, 12:09
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I used the OMP boss and all was good, I had previously bought a cheaper boss but it didn't fit very well and the indicators wouldn't cancel.
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Old 12th January 2019, 16:33
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But mine has got Racing written on it. Surely that means it is both better AND faster???
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Old 13th January 2019, 12:35
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Can't compete with that.
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