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 Post subject: MOMO steering wheel
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 12:36 pm 
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A MOMO steering wheel comes in a bright red box, inside the wheel is wrapped with some thin foam padding and there is a bag containing the horn switch and other hardware. When you pay $300 for a steering wheel you expect quality. MOMO certainly delivers on it. The stitching is perfect, the leather is precisely aligned so that sections of perferated leather have exact hole spacing. The wheel has firm confident feel to it, and the ergonomics are incredible. This steering wheel is very confortable to hold. It's perfectly shaped to fit your hand. Having used such a well designed steering wheel I'm amazed I never got cramps from the old stock wheel. The MOMO steering wheel is also considerably lighter in weight than the stock wheel. The frame of the wheel is constructed from 1/8 aluminum.
Installation of the wheel requires a compatible mounting to be fitted first. The most difficult part I had with the installation was the removal of the old steering wheel. The threaded holes were recessed too deeply for the metric bolts on my steering wheel puller to reach. I had a friend make an adapter to that allowed the longer SAE bolts to thread into the metric holes. I also had a problem with the MOMO hub as well. I didn't buy the hub, it came with the car, but I suspect it may have been designed for MK2s, I had to remove the trip pins so it wouldn't interfere with the MK3 combo switch mechanism. The hub mounts where the old steering wheel went, and spaces the wheel back a few inches (the wheel otherwise has no depth). The wheel mounts to the hub with 6 allen head screws.
Overal I'm really happy with the wheel, slightly disappointed with the hub (my turn signals don't cancel anymore). This kind of upgrade also changes how you use the car. No more quick drives over to the wreckers/autoparts store with oil/grease stains on my hands. Buy a bottle of leather cleaner/conditioner too, you have a leather interior to look after now!
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nice wheel

what model is it comparable to (other brands, smth cheaper)

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The only other wheels I can think of right now that are comparable to MOMO would be Sparco, perhaps OMP. You're not gonna find much else cheaper if you want an Italian hand-made leather steering wheel though.

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something cheaper?
a friend of mine thought that the APC wheel he got for $60 was really cool and a great substitute for a true MOMO. Well...he installed it and had it in his car for 1 day. It was really sunny....when he grabbed the wheel, it felt like margerine. Not only that...about 4 months later, it looks like ass and the stitching is like ass too.

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Excellent comment, and a sweet wheel too. I see you didn't bother with the trim ring on yours either :wink: . I remember looking at a Grant wheel at Lordco, just out of curiosity. It had nasty exposed stitching that I'm sure would drive me nuts if it was chafing my hands everyday.

Regarding sticky nasty steering wheels: I also DISPISE those aftermarket steering wheel covers. The stock wheel on my old Sprint had the type of plastic that reacts with sweat and gets sticky, so I just went to the wreckers, and got a urethane foam wheel out of a Metro. Problem solved.

If your vehicle came with a nice wheel that's in nasty condition, or you like your stock wheel, but want something a little more upscale, check these guys out:
http://www.american-stitches.com
These guys specialize in recovering leather steering wheels. They can also leather wrap OEM wheels that never had leather, plus the have crazy options for interior color matching, inlaid wood and carbon fibre! Their gallery has insane pictures of their work, no prices are listed, but I'm presuming it's not cheap. Probably a good company to call if you ever needed repair work on a MOMO.

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MOMO makes a nice wheel. I have an Apache and absolutely love it. Never got it on my Swift but tried it in another car for a while. No sense in getting a lower quality wheel. Sparco makes some nice stuff too and I think if I get another Swift the interior will be done with Sparco instead of MOMO the way I have it now. Not because I have had any issues with the MOMO BTW...just trying something different.

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What diameter are your wheel boys?

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ive got a 320mm race

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Does the MOMO steering wheel fits directly onto the pole or do you need a special adapter/boss?


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you need an adapter, i believe it's a 6 hole by 2-6/8" pattern adapter. i haven't been able to find any adapters at a good deal yet.

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you need an adapter, i believe it's a 6 hole by 2-6/8" pattern adapter. i haven't been able to find any adapters at a good deal yet.


Okay....does anyone know where you can get adapters at a reasonable price?


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I don't want this product review thread to drown in hijacks, but there is a local (read: Toronto, Ontario, Canada) momo dealer who has'em for $65 last time I checked. That's CDN $/ roughly $55USD

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OMG, I have that exact same momo steering wheel in my 95 cultus (baleno).
http://onlygod.tripod.com/cultus/

The momo steering wheel is well worth it, I never tought that it's worth spending the money on a momo wheel, but now that I have it, I must say that it's definetly worth it.

It makes driving that little bit more enjoyable, :)


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How about the poliracing steering wheels? is it made by momo? looks exactly like a momo even has the same 6 bolt pattern. its 300mm. Any comments on that? the 1 i have is model racing 10

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http://www.racerwheel.com/m39-8911.html ... 8R6EHH4GJ4

A good deal in my opinion.

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Just put a new Grant signature series on my T3. (See my personal gallery.)
http://www.teamswift.net/album_page.php?pic_id=3704
My horn button on my GT wheel was poppin out and broken.

looks nice price was right for me, and no it's not leather.
13.5 inch color coded inserts.

But MOMO!
Sigh! one day maybe.

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Lithan, I also got a 91 and older hub adapter for a momo wheel. Like you, I also had to remore the cancel turns signal pins. If you look at the cancel mechanism, you will notice a round, white plastic thingy. This thing has two small protusions that must connect with the hub. Since the pins from the mk2 hub are closer to the center, you just need to mill them up a few thousandths and the plastinc inserts will make the turn signals to desactivate when you rotate the wheel.


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Good info, but my MOMO is going to moved to my MK2 soon.

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On a Mk3 the Momo 8911 hub adapter is a direct bolt on, the turn signal cancel mechanism sets up flawlessly


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Why is that steering wheel on the wrong side of the car :huh:

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HiTempguy wrote:
Why is that steering wheel on the wrong side of the car :huh:


Ooops - musta been holding the camera backwards :D


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HiTempguy wrote:
Why is that steering wheel on the wrong side of the car :huh:


:drunk: :screwball: :razz:

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 Post subject: Ouch not to be rude
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I like the steering wheel but is that cardboard holding your guages. Ick gimme the size you need i will get you a stainless panel cost you shipping and a favor later.



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 Post subject: Re: Ouch not to be rude
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swifty McSlideways wrote:
I like the steering wheel but is that cardboard holding your guages. Ick gimme the size you need i will get you a stainless panel cost you shipping and a favor later.



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That is when Lihtan's looked OK! You should see it now!
He don't have a dashboard anymore. :D

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you dont need a dash anyway man its just a dust magnet


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