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Old 08-04-2021, 01:17 AM
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Picked up an e83 Sport steering wheel for $70 at the local pick N pull. Cleaned & conditioned the leather, bought a new trim piece and it looks amazing.
How much smaller is it than the sports E53 steering wheel? Can't get the perspective from the pic.
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Old 08-04-2021, 04:11 PM
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How much smaller is it than the sports E53 steering wheel? Can't get the perspective from the pic.
Outer diameter is identical, but the grips are much thicker on the sport steering wheels.

Just measured all three:

- e53 4-spoke
- e53 3-spoke sport
- e83 3-spoke sport

They are all approx 39mm. Edit: 39 CENTIMETERS.
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Old 08-04-2021, 05:01 PM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

39cm?


Aka 15-3/8 in for folks on this side of the pond. (busting balls, your profile shows tx was surprised to see cm used but I often use SI units talking about cars designed and made with them).
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Old 08-04-2021, 05:22 PM
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39cm?


Yes, Centimeters. Thank you.
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Old 08-04-2021, 05:24 PM
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Yes, Centimeters. Thank you.

I thought you maybe meant the grip diameter which could be very close but you said the sport are fatter.


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Old 08-04-2021, 05:26 PM
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I'm not a fan of the big seat cushion look air bag. I looked into heated wheel option for my '01 three spoke but all options I found have the after thought looking airbag. My airbag fits right into the wheel between the three spokes.
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I thought you maybe meant the grip diameter which could be very close but you said the sport are fatter.
For fun, I measured all three grip circumference:

e53 4-spoke = 10cm
e53 3-spoke = 10.75cm
e83 3-spoke = 11.5cm

(these are all unheated with original leather)
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Old 08-04-2021, 05:39 PM
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10cm I think you measured the circumference. 10/3.14=3.185

3.2cm=1.26 in sounds about right


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