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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 Fri, Jan-25-2019, 02:00:55 PM   #1
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Default Help decide on a steering wheel

Guys, wanted to get some opinions on these 2 steering wheels to replace my OEM one. Which one would you choose? Any experience with either of them? Also, any other choices I should be looking at? Thanks for the help.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E34-E46...c/202565773819

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E39-E36...l/362514534792
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Second one hands down. Not a fan of the styling at all on the first one and the second one has a smaller diameter.


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Second one hands down. Not a fan of the styling at all on the first one and the second one has a smaller diameter.


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Cool. Thanks.
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I personally really like the below wheel:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-AIRBAG-...53.m1438.l2649
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I personally really like the below wheel:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-AIRBAG-...53.m1438.l2649
That is really nice. I probably need a new clock spring as well as I hear some loose pieces rattling around in there. A bit pricey though.
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I think the euro non M looks better, but the M 3 spoke feels much better. Decide what’s more important to you.
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I think the euro non M looks better, but the M 3 spoke feels much better. Decide what’s more important to you.
Thanks. Good points. Also have to decide on leather vs. alcantara. I loved my alcantara wheel on my e92.
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The second image is the wheel fit to the Z3 and 1999 E36 M3. I own two E36s, one with the four-spoke, one with three-spoke. The three-spoke is a slightly smaller diameter and completely changes the driving experience.
Four-spoke cars require minor conversion, make sure you get the ‘clock-spring’ with any wheel you purchase.
I believe most of the ‘Euro’ wheel, while look really good, are the same diameter as the four-spoke.
http://www.frankies-bmw.com/3series/...ring_wheel.php


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I love alcantara, but it doesn’t wear well if you aren’t diligent. You already know how to deal with it if you are happy with it in your e92.
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The second image is the wheel fit to the Z3 and 1999 E36 M3. I own two E36s, one with the four-spoke, one with three-spoke. The three-spoke is a slightly smaller diameter and completely changes the driving experience.
Four-spoke cars require minor conversion, make sure you get the ‘clock-spring’ with any wheel you purchase.
I believe most of the ‘Euro’ wheel, while look really good, are the same diameter as the four-spoke.
http://www.frankies-bmw.com/3series/...ring_wheel.php


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Thanks for the info. Can you re-use the four spoke wheel airbag with the 3 spoke ones I'm looking at? The same question about the clock-spring.
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