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Old 11-06-2003, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question How hard is it??

Thinking about swapping my 2000 OBS steering wheel with an OEM WRX Momo. Has anyone done this? I am concerned with the airbag and cruise control issues? Are these plug 'n' play? Where is the actual cruise module? In the wheel? Will I have to buy the module with the wheel??

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Old 11-06-2003, 04:49 PM   #2
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I'm about to embark on the same project!

There is a good write up on the scoobymods site.....if its up

afaik its pretty straight swap... the only tricky thing is the airbag and the cruise control stalk. Make sure the battery is unplugged....you dont want the bag blowing up in your face! and you need to used the stalk and connector from your own car?? Otherwise the connectors will not match.

but really look for the write up on http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...p?threadid=127 and familiarize yourself with it.......He did a really good write up. He even tells you the tools needed!

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Old 11-06-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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The cruise control "brain" is elsewhere. The only thing in the wheel is the CC switch (that stalk sticking out) which plugs into harness behind the airbag. Then there is a harness for the airbag too. The only concern is you will have to reuse the CC stalk from your OBS wheel in the new wheel. There is instructions over on scoobymods for a WRX into an RS swap.

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...p?threadid=127

You may want to think about doing a v6 or v7 wheel instead of a WRX wheel. Much nicer IMHO.



EDIT: Dang it...beat me too it.
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Old 11-06-2003, 04:59 PM   #4
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dang, that looks good. What version is that wheel, Nic?

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Old 11-06-2003, 05:04 PM   #5
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STi v7
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:13 PM   #6
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Other options include:

STi v6:


Nardi (22b, and I think some others v3/4 maybe?):


There is also the v8 STi (the new one on the USDM STi), as well as another which I think was from a JDM Legacy. It's all leather, with a Momo logo pressed (imagine branding a cow) into the leather in the center of the wheel. Can't find a pic of that one.
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:15 PM   #7
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Hmmm. I read the write up. Very nice. So I guess all I really need is the steering wheel itself, since I've got everything else in my current setup.(ie: airbag and cruise stalk) I thought the whole wheel was one big piece- From my old Scirocco days, I guess)

Thanks guys, this is gonna save me a bundle of cash probably.

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Old 11-06-2003, 05:17 PM   #8
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Ah ha! Here's a pic of the Legacy wheel.
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:18 PM   #9
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Does Nardi also accomodate airbag and cruise, you think?

Also, I don't think I can use the red stitching in my car

All Sti wheels have red stitiching??

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Old 11-06-2003, 05:20 PM   #10
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Dang..."stitching" (SP)

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Old 11-06-2003, 05:21 PM   #11
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So I guess all I really need is the steering wheel itself, since I've got everything else in my current setup.(ie: airbag and cruise stalk)
No No no!!!11!!

You can't reuse the airbag. If you look at the stock wheel and the WRX or STi wheel, the airbag on the stock RS/OBS wheel makes up more of the 4 spokes. The STi or WRX wheel's spokes go further in towards the airbag. I can't really explain it that well, basically the RS/OBS airbag would be too big to fit in the STi/WRX wheel. Besides without the STi airbag, you don't get the cool MOMO logo and all that. Just compare the wheels/airbags on the scoobymods page.
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:24 PM   #12
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The Nardi wheel has no airbag or CC, sorry. You can always get the WRX wheel (which has the black stitching, and get the airbag module from a STi v7. That'd be basically what I have, but without the red stitching. Also, sometimes you can find a v6 or v7 wheel on Ebay without the red stitching. These aren't real v6/7 wheels, they are WRX wheels with the STi airbag module (the real STi wheels had red stitching).
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Old 11-06-2003, 08:02 PM   #13
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OMG!

Thanks Nic...

Didn't even think about the size of the spokes, duh.

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