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      11-22-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
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Custom M3 Steering Wheel From Alex@Helix and Installed By LTBMW! A Review & Pics! :D

Got a new custom M3 steering wheel from Alex@Helix (great guy btw ). I didn't get the performance one cause it had the alanctra(sp) material. I also wanted custom stitching without the M badge cause I'm not a poser nor do I drive an M car. So I settled on this custom one with black stitching, it is also a little thicker than the OEM M3 wheel since I got the thicker opinion with a LITTLE bit more padding, probably only a few MM more but it feels way better. I can't stop driving my car and the material feels great!! The price isn't bad and it's worth it in my opinion. Ordering from Alex was a breeze, he was on top of communication and after a morning of PM's we got the ball rolling. Customization and shipped to my door took about 1.5 weeks when he told me 2-3, so quite the surprise when I got it super early! The install by superman LTBMW took around 5mins. Thanks Long ! Check it out...

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Sent in.... a french fry box. what more could I have asked for?!
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      11-22-2010, 12:29 PM   #2
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question, do you have the heated steering wheel function and if you do, any problems with it while using the new steering wheel? It looks really good
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      11-22-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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Thanks John! If anyone has any questions or would like a wheel like this one let me know!
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      11-22-2010, 02:31 PM   #4
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question, do you have the heated steering wheel function and if you do, any problems with it while using the new steering wheel? It looks really good
nope i don't have the heated steering wheel I live in socal so need you should give alex a pm! Thanks!!
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Thanks John! If anyone has any questions or would like a wheel like this one let me know!
Thanks again man!!!!
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      11-22-2010, 03:40 PM   #5
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Looks good but isn't the m3 wheel the same as the one in the sport package just with tri-color stitching?
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      11-22-2010, 04:54 PM   #6
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Looks good but isn't the m3 wheel the same as the one in the sport package just with tri-color stitching?
I dont have sport pack
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Hi John,

That wheel looks nice. But what is that blue thing on your left center dash vent? Ioniser?
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Hi John,

That wheel looks nice. But what is that blue thing on your left center dash vent? Ioniser?


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Can someone help me here?

Both look pretty much identical to me?
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      11-22-2010, 07:18 PM   #10
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Can someone help me here?

Both look pretty much identical to me?
go check out an m3 steering wheel then go take a look at a non sport 1 series wheel
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go check out an m3 steering wheel then go take a look at a non sport 1 series wheel

You're probably right, but in your pics, your before and after wheels look identical.
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You're probably right, but in your pics, your before and after wheels look identical.
cuz there's too much blacks and contrast. I'd like to see a daytime shot of the interior That way we'd see the steering wheel in all it's glory. I'f hiding in the shadows right now
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yea they look the same to me
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i made this thread thinking people already knew the difference between non-sport 1 series steering wheel and an m3 steering wheel?? lol
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I dont have sport pack
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i made this thread thinking people already knew the difference between non-sport 1 series steering wheel and an m3 steering wheel?? lol
I know the difference between the m3 & non-sport wheel but that wasn't what i was asking, I asked what the differences where between the sport wheel and m3 wheel besides the tri-colored stitching..
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the feel is way diff one is perforated leather the other is smooth napa leather. google search bmw e90 sport steering wheel vs bmw e90 m3 steering wheel and you will see.
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After all the wait and this is what you got a custom steering wheel upgrade, wow.
it hasnt been done before. if you feel cheated or anything then you haven't been here long enough for my crazier ones
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You have a slick car buddy but I'm definitely in the "what the?" boat..
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non-sport package steering wheel is different than the sport package steering which is different from the m3 steering wheel. I don't have sport package so it was an upgrade for me i guess?
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it hasnt been done before. if you feel cheated or anything then you haven't been here long enough for my crazier ones
Not sure if you are crazier than Long Tran I don't hink you are there yet my friend. Some on in Montreal had offer a better wheel than the one you got.
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