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Old 03-16-2018, 01:37 AM
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Hey there!

This might have been covered some place else but I couldn't really find the information I am looking for so here we go...

I recently got hold of a 2006 997S2 which came with the triangular multifunction steering wheel.
I would like to replace it for an alcantara steering wheel of good quality.
I like the circular steering better than the triangular and do not mind losing the multi-function, (I just don't use it and I prefer to have fewer buttons around me).

The Porsche OEM GT3 RS steering wheel + airbag would be a great option, albeit a tad pricey.
A cheaper alternative would be the RUF steering wheel + airbag.

Has anyone tried the RUF steering wheel?
What were your thoughts on the wheel?
Were there any tricks required during the installation?
It the diameter of the RUF wheel smaller than that of the OEM steering wheel / Would it obfuscate the dials on the dash?

Can you think of another good option to replace an OEM multi-function steering wheel in a 997.1 with an alcantara steering wheel?

Thanks!
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I will be selling my GT2RS wheel soon. The silver center has been swapped for black. Also have the black air bag. On the 2006 you would also need the control module and an ECU update to make the swap. If you are interested, shoot me a msg and we can work something out.
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Originally Posted by raphvanns View Post
Hey there!

This might have been covered some place else but I couldn't anything exactly on this topic so here we go...

I recently got hold of a 2006 997S2 which came with the triangular multifunction steering wheel.
I would like to replace it for an alcantara steering wheel of good quality.

The Porsche OEM GT3 RS steering wheel + airbag would be a great option, albeit a tad pricey.
A cheaper alternative would be the RUF steering wheel + airbag.

Has anyone tried the RUF steering wheel? What were your thoughts?
It the diameter of the RUF wheel smaller than that of the OEM steering wheel / Would it obfuscate the dials on the dash?

Thanks!
Raphael
I guess itĺs subjective but I personally prefer the Sports design wheel which I installed in my 997.2. Relatively inexpensive but you need a new airbag so less so for you 😡
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RUF wheels are thick, beautiful, and awesome. I almost went that way myself, but didn't want to lose the multifunction buttons so did a carbon one from DCT instead. I prefer the triangular airbag wheel to all the exposed plastic spokes of the round airbag versions.



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Still trying to figure out how to answer post-by-post... don't mind me and sorry for the spam...
If a moderator sees this, feel free to delete this particular message. Thanks!

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Thanks @halo777,
I would be interested in something like this but the red alcantara is too flashy for me.
Out of curiosity, why were the control module and an ECU update needed?

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Hello @systech,
These are actually also my preferred design.
Do you know if they would fit a 997.1?
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Originally Posted by Petza914 View Post
RUF wheels are thick, beautiful, and awesome. I almost went that way myself, but didn't want to lose the multifunction buttons so did a carbon one from DCT instead. I prefer the triangular airbag wheel to all the exposed plastic spokes of the round airbag versions.




I also went with a custom one from DCT and love it

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I also went with a custom one from DCT and love it

DCT are these guys right?
Thanks monsieur de Funes! (C'est l'or... de se lever! )
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Originally Posted by raphvanns View Post
DCT are these guys right?
correct. Also, I have a black leather, triangular shaped airbag wheel (no airbag) that I'll sell for half the price of the DCT wheel core charge to save you a couple hundred $s and let yiu keep driving yiur car while they make your wheel, should you decide to go with them.
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Originally Posted by raphvanns View Post
Hello @systech,
These are actually also my preferred design.
Do you know if they would fit a 997.1?
You can upgrade a 997.1 with the same wheel but you will need a new airbag ( but you can sell the old one) and if you want a multifunction wheel and/or heating you need to replace the steering control module as well.

I believe the old sports wheel with a 997 part number is no longer available but the same wheel now has a 991 part number

Do a search on 911UK forum ...lots of useful information on steering wheel updates and good luck
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Originally Posted by raphvanns View Post
DCT are these guys right?
Thanks monsieur de Funes! (C'est l'or... de se lever! )
oui c'est eux! as Petza914 confirmed

Etes-vous un fan de Louis de Funes?
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Originally Posted by raphvanns View Post
Thanks @halo777,
I would be interested in something like this but the red alcantara is too flashy for me.
Out of curiosity, why were the control module and an ECU update needed?
No problem.
When you install a 997.2 wheel in a 997.1 you will need the control module in almost all cases, and the ECU update. Otherwise your horn wont work and your airbag might not either.
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Originally Posted by Louis de Funes View Post
oui c'est eux! as Petza914 confirmed

Etes-vous un fan de Louis de Funes?

Pas un fan, mais il Útait bien marrant le Louis, quel clown!
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