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Old June 3rd 2006, 17:53
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just quality of materials. totally subjective, but they just don't strike me as the same quality. particularly the leather. grade c cows or something.
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Old June 4th 2006, 23:11
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I saw the Grant wheel with the 2 buttons on it...and some other ones at Kragen or Autozone or one of those.... The wheel was 50 bucks and said it fit on VWs with an adaptor sold seperately. Various sizes too. Some look really nice. Just an FYI if you dont feel like waiting for the Grant company.
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totally subjective, but they just don't strike me as the same quality. particularly the leather. grade c cows or something.
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I saw the Grant wheel with the 2 buttons on it...and some other ones at Kragen or Autozone or one of those...Just an FYI if you dont feel like waiting for the Grant company.
Thanks, both. I'm in no hurry. I am swamped with work 'til the end of July; we have house renovations; and the Shantung Cruiser has two other more immediate priorities.

Maybe I can check the one I want somehow in person.

My main concern pertained to a couple of "voiced concerns" that were posted elsewhere. These concerns were far from first-hand experiences. I will make sure I am not dealing with Grade C cows when I am likely to put out nearly 5 C's for the steering wheel I like.
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Old June 5th 2006, 13:55
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I certainly don't want to shell out in excess of $500 for something substandard.
500$?? How much does for example a MOMO Millenium cost in the States??? I've bought mine around 170$ now it costs 200-250$...I don't think that the postage in the US would cost another 250$...
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Old June 5th 2006, 18:42
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I did a quick search and a place called LTB Motorsports has the Millenium for $257 plus hub adaptors for $58. I don't know if that's normal, high, or low.

The Grant I want is on the high side of $400. Add the hub and it's over five big'ns.

A quick scan at that site showed there was quite a range for Momo steering wheels ... $130-377. Most weigh in at $173 not including hub adaptor. It figures the one I want is pricey.
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Old June 5th 2006, 20:50
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i have a grant wheel and they suck.
the quality is awful compared to real wheels like sparco and momo...
hell apc makes better wheels.

if mine was stolen i wouldn't buy another.
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Old June 6th 2006, 01:09
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What sucked about it? I know you said "quality" but could you be more specific? And why do you still have it if it's so bad?
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the sponge that the grip is made of breaks down in my hands.
i had to go through 2 adapters since the first had 2 mounting bolts strip out
the painted metal spokes all turned a grosse yellow colour.
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LTB is a great place. that is where i bought my Momo. their prices are as good as almost any i have seen and i did a lot of homework at the time. no complaints on their service either. i am probably going to make another purchase from them here soon.
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the sponge ... grip ... breaks down. i had to go through 2 adapters. the painted metal spokes all turned a grosse yellow colour.
That's pretty damning. I will heed to this heads-up. Thanks.

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LTB is a great place. that is where i bought my Momo. their prices are as good as almost any i have seen.
Good to know. I just happened to find it to get a quick quote.

I will have to do a search from Square One. I stumbled across the Grant, saw the price, and decided I would want it despite its cost. That means it has been nearly two years since I did a detailed search. There is no time frame for me. It can happen after the engine/tranny upgrade for all I care ... or it can happen next week. I just have to blow the dust off my cm-to-in calculator.

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Very nice! It kinda reminds me of a modern version of the early Porsche wheels like in the 550 Spyder.
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Old June 8th 2006, 09:21
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Very nice! It kinda reminds me of a modern version of the early Porsche wheels like in the 550 Spyder.
Yeah, I was drawn to its modern interpretation of the old banjo steering wheel. I especially liked it wasn't Y-shaped with the "banjo strings" as with most genuine antique versions. Whatever I end up doing with gauges, that configuration (and size) would help.

I want to see it in person before anything else -- especially for what they're asking for it and having read some of the cautionary tales.
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I like the design of the wheel you picked

The grant wheel I have was a mahogany wood version($100) with metal on the inside the wheel itself felt good the adapter just didn't fit right had a little play in it up and down had to use a couple of washers to get it to fit correctly (after a couple of years of use) also it was a little small so curves on the backroads to disney world were a bit of a workout.

I like the feel of my new (new to me) momo better

This weekend I'll be installing my momo - ebay is a good source for them in excellent shape. I paid $100 bucks for a MOMO Fighter wood and leather version (normally 300+)

Before I had the porsche dash installed



momo wheel I'm installing
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if you can get them to ship it there's a few momo wheesl on the vortex up here in the great white north

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2622123

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2557336
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In the "Momo hub adapter" section on the LTB web page, it states "You may lose the horn and turn cancel features on some cars".
Does anyone know if a 1303 is one of those cars?

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