Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday July 13, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-26-2001, 06:10 AM   #1
RotarFreak
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 8144
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Kirkland, WA
Angry stock steering wheel no good..

this has been bothering me for some time now, but tonight was it. Every car i had prior to impreza had these what shall we call em...bumps on the steering wheel for grasp. My impreza does not, it's all so slippery, and smooth, that if it happened to be a little wet, it's a pain to steer.

Any one has this problem?

Is 2002 wheel any better?

Alex-
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
RotarFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2001, 06:15 AM   #2
KillerTHC
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4942
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Palo Alto, CA USA
Vehicle:
01 SRP 2.5 RS-T
Ludespeed Stage 3 Link'd

Default

i feel the opposite. i like the wheel in my impreza better than any other car ive driven. there are little bumps on the back which are cool because i never really liked the overly defined ones. just my opinion
KillerTHC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2001, 06:32 AM   #3
SubEd
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 717
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Default

You could replace it, if it bothers you this much. That said, I prefer the WRX wheel, maybe you could find one of those.
SubEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2001, 01:21 PM   #4
jackwei
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 233
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Cupertino, CA
Default

the steering wheel kicks ass!
jackwei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2001, 04:41 PM   #5
5252
Guest
 
Member#:
Default Hmmm...

Can you legally delete the airbags after 100,000 miles? ?If my cruise is a cpu controlled model it will not work with my www.sdsefi.com cpu. If this is the case then I lose my elegant little steering wheel cruise switch. If THAT is the case then I will have to fence the airbags to the local car thiefs for three hundred each and pick out a nice three spoke affair with swede. That would make up for the funds for the new aftermarket cruise.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2001, 10:52 AM   #6
Julian
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1182
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Ventura, CA
Vehicle:
MY00 RS
BRP

Default

I'm also in favor of the GC8 RS wheel. The new WRX Momo wheel is a bit firm.

That said, you can disable airbags any time you want. As long as you do it yourself. Preferably after you know what you're doing. To get them "professionally" uninstalled, you have to have a note from the government, else no mechanic will touch your car for the liability. And if you resell, you have to document what was done and notify the new buyer.
Julian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2001, 02:51 PM   #7
fungo phil
Guest
 
Member#:
Talking Hey 5252

You want a three spoke wheel with swede? Why not Norwegian or French?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2001, 03:17 PM   #8
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Exclamation

Quote:
Can you legally delete the airbags after 100,000 miles? ?If my cruise is a cpu controlled model it will not work with my www.sdsefi.com cpu. If this is the case then I lose my elegant little steering wheel cruise switch.
you can legally remove the airbags whenever you want...
there's no law against it... you will, however, lose your insurance "safety" discount...

i have an aftermarket wheel and i have cruise...
the hub was modified to accept the cruise and it works just fine.

where there's a will.... there's gotta be a way...

j.
www.subiegal.com
Subie Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2001, 05:06 PM   #9
Tinman
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 8480
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boulder, CO
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
Sold!

Default

I agree, you don't need to keep your airbag. Wasn't there something in CA about little shops repairing airbags, and instead of putting an airbag in as a replacement, they were using old pepsi cans and other trash?! Some states were suppose to vote on a law that would mandate a certification to repair airbags. Bad part about that...you only find out when it's too late.

02's have a little bump at 9 and 3. Top is smooth.
Tinman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2001, 07:29 PM   #10
Tats
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5692
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Lovely Florida, NY
Vehicle:
WTF? YES! I am
better than you!

Default

I love my steering wheel!

Tats.
Tats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2001, 02:11 AM   #11
Aaron'z 2.5RS
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1026
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Hickigan
Vehicle:
'00 RS/WRX Stg5
'98 RS Stock

Default

Simply get one of those cooooool brown pleather wheel wraps from Pep Boys......that should giv you enough texture to make you happy once again....
Aaron'z 2.5RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2001, 02:11 AM   #12
Aaron'z 2.5RS
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1026
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Hickigan
Vehicle:
'00 RS/WRX Stg5
'98 RS Stock

Default

Simply get one of those cooooool brown pleather wheel wraps from Pep Boys......that should giv you enough texture to make you happy once again....
Aaron'z 2.5RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2001, 03:23 AM   #13
Kostamojen
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 2272
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: haha XD
Vehicle:
2013 Subaru 599 :P
Galaxy Blue Sexy

Default

I found out today that my "bumped" plastic wheel is even worse than the leather with sweaty palms caused by 105 degree weather
Kostamojen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2001, 01:49 PM   #14
remarcable
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2362
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: South Carolina, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy Outback
Blue w/ Paint Chips & Mud

Default

After trying pretty much every type and brand of wheel wraps out there I have found the best kind.

They cost like $3.50 and it is made out of rubber and stretches to fit the wheel. It has "massage bumps" at the 10:00 and 2:00 positions so even without tape on the top of the wheel you can get a good idea of where it is pointed.

Stays put too, mine hasn't slid around at all. I buy a new one every year or so, my only complaint is that they are a pain in the ass to put on the wheel (but it stays put).

Cheap solution, can be found at walmart or pepboys type places.

Much better than that tape wrap or foam. Better than stock steering wheel alone because it isn't slippery and the bumps really give you good grip.
remarcable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2001, 04:37 PM   #15
wrx182
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 9531
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sport Wagon
Aspen White

Default

I like the WRX Momo wheel.

Be nice if it was a little bit smaller diameter though.
wrx182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2001, 04:50 PM   #16
david2z4
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1838
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
2000 Impreza RS BRP
Vishnu Turbo/Tec3

Default

Try drying off your hands with a towel after eating that slushy or drinking pop.

I have the pre 02 WRX wheel and it does have a way better feel. Never had any excessive slipping with the old one though.
david2z4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2001, 12:28 AM   #17
codemunky
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1804
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Irvine
Default

The stock steering wheel on the RS is a tad too big. If you've sat in an M3, the steering wheel on that is perfect.
codemunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2001, 02:18 AM   #18
Aaron'z 2.5RS
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1026
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Hickigan
Vehicle:
'00 RS/WRX Stg5
'98 RS Stock

Default

Munky..............


Like what ISN'T perfect about the M3...............besides AWD
Aaron'z 2.5RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2001, 07:01 AM   #19
bbbradley
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7715
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Newton, MA
Vehicle:
2000 Miata
BRG-ish

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Aaron'z 2.5RS
Munky..............


Like what ISN'T perfect about the M3...............besides AWD

How about the price?

/bill
bbbradley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2001, 05:22 AM   #20
RotarFreak
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 8144
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Kirkland, WA
Talking hahaha...

Quote:
Originally posted by codemunky
The stock steering wheel on the RS is a tad too big. If you've sat in an M3, the steering wheel on that is perfect.
Actually, i started this post after racing an M3. i was driving. and i noticed a huge difference steering wheel vs mine. i had a good grip through all the corners, and even though my hand were a little sweaty it was ok..on my subaru i actually have to hold on the the wheel HARD!!..that was easy and soft... ...One thing that helps though, is that the top air vent on the driver side is aimed so it covers 9:00-12:00 corner of the steering weel, so your hands get dry ...that's so cool too much thought have been put into that car...

maybe my next car will be 330xi..

Thanx to all, i think i'll be getting a wrx wheel, it's a lil better and comes with air bag.

Alex
RotarFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2001, 01:04 PM   #21
jk147
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7621
Join Date: Jun 2001
Default

buy some of those tacky racing gloves and wear them while you drive? hehe.
jk147 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OEM 04 WRX Momo steering wheel -no horn no bag no center cover GARGOYLE SCIC Private Classifieds 1 05-08-2010 01:40 AM
FS: (FL) four 05 gold stock BBS wheels, no tires, GOOD CLEAN CONDITION, pickup only yenny Wheels/Tires 10 09-03-2009 09:35 PM
Aftermarket steering wheel, No blinkers No horn ?!?! THE-95-STi Interior & Exterior Modification 15 05-03-2007 08:28 PM
Stock WRX steering wheel no airbag, floor mat, intake, grill side pieces cky211 Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 22 03-09-2005 10:20 AM
Changing the steering wheel? no horn and airbag light? DJIMPREZA Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 3 07-02-2002 01:29 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.