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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Jan-17-2013, 06:41:43 AM   #1
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Default E36 M3 three spoke steering wheel swap

I've been thinking for awhile about swapping my ugly 4 spoke bmw badge-less steering wheel for the 3 spoke. my question is, is it worth it? how much of a pain is it? are there other things that need to be switched other than the wheel itself? I've found a wheel for $180, will there be need for other expenses?thanks in advance.
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Default Re: E36 M3 three spoke steering wheel swap

http://www.frankies-bmw.com/3series/...ring_wheel.php
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I'd say its definitely worth it, although I haven't gotten one for mine yet. Its on my wish list! Waiting for one to pop up in the classifieds here.
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Default Re: E36 M3 three spoke steering wheel swap

Definitely worth it. Just swapped to a euro 3 spoke two weeks ago.
It improves the look of the car, and comfort, for me, went up.
The install was not bad, just follow the DIY posted above.
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I did my a month or so ago. It is a smaller diameter wheels and is noticeably different, not in a bad way and it takes a few days to get used to. The link to Frankies it very helpful.
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One of the best upgrades to my car.
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One on the way for $150
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Old Fri, Jan-18-2013, 07:56:19 PM   #8
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One on the way for $150
$150 for the wheel, airbag, and clock spring? You got a slamming deal my friend.

The swap is 100% worth it. The 4 spoke looks ridiculous. The 3 spoke looks better and the smaller diameter is more functional. I'll never go back to my 4 spoke. I burned it and pissed on the ashes.
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Lol. I've never liked the 4 spoke. I won the bid on eBay for the 3 spoke.
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Lol. I've never liked the 4 spoke. I won the bid on eBay for the 3 spoke.


Again, make sure you're getting the airbag and clock spring with that.
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