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Old 08-29-2018, 01:44 PM
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I have the instructions from Porsche workshop manual and the job isnít too bad. The biggest problem is Porsche doesnít sell the black inserts with the exposed screws separately. They only sell the ones without the screws from the non-GT sport, larger diameter wheel.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:06 PM
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Hmmm... I'm starting to like my silver ones more and more.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:59 PM
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Yah, I got over it pretty quickly.

Plus, in my Q7 the inserts are shiny black... Not that I am a fan of anything 'shiny', I actually thing 'piano black' inserts in the T would work better with the 'piano black' trim. But, I don't think we can find piano black for p-cars steering wheels.
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:10 AM
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I had mine done at delivery - dealer charged ~$500 for that + installation of brushed alum trim. I was going to DIY but read a post by @wes66vette and elected to let PNH do it. Turned out great! The silver inserts are just something I can't stand - if they were actual metal it might be okay - but my eye sees it an just says cheap faux plastic. The black inserts are much more classy IMHO.
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:59 AM
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I think the GT sport wheel looks odd without the screws. Itís just plastic so I suppose you could paint or plastidip the silver ones.

I plan to swap a wood wheel into my GT3 when it arrives and I am going to pirate all the parts off the GT3 wheel to make the wood wheel non-MF and black as no one can tell me how to make an MF wheel work in a GT3.

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Old 08-30-2018, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mikex25 View Post
I have the instructions from Porsche workshop manual and the job isnít too bad. The biggest problem is Porsche doesnít sell the black inserts with the exposed screws separately. They only sell the ones without the screws from the non-GT sport, larger diameter wheel.
Oddly enough, I prefer the inserts without the screws to all other versions. The screws feel like form over function to me. Not necessary, so they're merely decorative.

Pay $500 to swap to them, however? Nah. No matter what version, inserts, etc, however, I'd have a tough time naming a better looking 911 airbag wheel to date.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:43 AM
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I wanted to do the same, and figured it would be simple unscrew from the outside! Until I read the small print on suncoasts website... and judging from this thread good thing I didn’t go forward with my plan lol

do dig the all black steering wheel look tho, not sure why Porsche doesn’t offer it on the GTS
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Old 08-30-2018, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 911-TOUR View Post
I had mine done at delivery - dealer charged ~$500 for that + installation of brushed alum trim. I was going to DIY but read a post by @wes66vette and elected to let PNH do it. Turned out great! The silver inserts are just something I can't stand - if they were actual metal it might be okay - but my eye sees it an just says cheap faux plastic. The black inserts are much more classy IMHO.
Hey could you post a pic? Although I already spent the $$$ to have the OEM fixed...still might want to change it up...
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:14 PM
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Same story here in Germany...I had to wait almost 8 weeks for the plack inserts...the parts sales guy at our OPC tried very hard to get them.
The work shop charged me a lot of euros for the installation, but not 500,- USD.

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Old 09-26-2018, 03:13 PM
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Too bad they don't have these for 991.1s...... damn hate the aluminum/silver finish glare at times when driving. The only inserts they do for Sport Steering wheels are for 991.2s per suncoast. I guess I'll opt for an aftermarket one.
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:33 PM
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I like the silver...but then again I opted for GT silver deviated stitching and GT silver seatbelts...
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 2010panny4S View Post
Too bad they don't have these for 991.1s...... damn hate the aluminum/silver finish glare at times when driving. The only inserts they do for Sport Steering wheels are for 991.2s per suncoast. I guess I'll opt for an aftermarket one.

They do have it for 991.1 steering wheels. However, it is costly


From DB Carbon

https://shop.db-carbon-interieur.de/...Size=50&Page=2
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:56 PM
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Thanks, yes I'm aware of DB Carbon, was trying to go full OEM and the ones Suncoast sells are for 991.2 only. I plan to get OEM CF interior as well soon so wanted to match OEM for the steering wheel.
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by wes66vette View Post
Just so you know...my dealership charged me $500 to open it up and put one screw back on...
should asked the dealer to replace them as well.


I plan on doing this, I have replace steering wheels with air bags before and much more.

its good to know that they are bolts so thank you for that.

i would also install an easy battery disconnect for this kind of work.

Will let everyone know when I do it.
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by mikex25 View Post
I have the instructions from Porsche workshop manual and the job isnít too bad. The biggest problem is Porsche doesnít sell the black inserts with the exposed screws separately. They only sell the ones without the screws from the non-GT sport, larger diameter wheel.
any way to share the worksop manual or pics of this work? I would be very interested. Thanks in advance

a source for the workshop manual would also be appreciated.
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