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Old 02-25-2015, 09:16 PM   #1
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i recently bought a renown motorsport 100 suede steering wheel. having probably the deepest dish offset on the market besides some discontinued atc wheels i was immediately interested,and placed a preorder. the wheel arrived in perfect condition and quality is top notch. this is NO weak flimsy nrg wheel. the suede is excellent, after weeks of driving without gloves the wheel is still in great condition. the motorsport stitching has two shades of blue and a red stitch, and compliments the wrx stock red stitching interior quite well. and the 100mm deep dish makes for such a comfortable driving position. if you are on the market for an aftermarket steering wheel renown usa has a great product. although i cant personally speak for their other steering wheels, ive heard nothing but good things and would highly recommend their wheels. ill try to get some better photos to post soon. i would like to thank Scott @renownusa for the great customer service and for putting out such a great quality product at a price you can't beat. we need more upstart companies like this in the U.S. that put out a good product and aren't outrageously expensive.

check them out @ renownusa.com and on instagram @RenownUSA.

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Old 02-26-2015, 01:13 PM   #2
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Why anyone would purposefully eliminate the steering wheel airbag on a car that is not 100% track dedicated (with proper harness), baffles the s*** me...
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:19 PM   #3
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Why anyone would purposefully eliminate the steering wheel airbag on a car that is not 100% track dedicated (with proper harness), baffles the s*** me...
Yep I agree, that's why I did this:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2621594

But to each their own, though i wonder if insurance claims could be denied for having no airbag? Looks good for what it is though.
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:21 PM   #4
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Yep I agree, that's why I did this:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2621594

But to each their own, though i wonder if insurance claims could be denied for having no airbag? Looks good for what it is though.
His life could be denied for having no airbag.
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:30 PM   #5
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His life could be denied for having no airbag.


but really, its not exactly funny is it.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:46 PM   #6
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You wear a full face helmet everywhere?
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:54 PM   #7
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not much different than driving a muscle car or any other early model car for that matter. haters gonna hate.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:56 PM   #8
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Does not look bad but that shift knob thing is something else!
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Looks good! Wonder why the stitching is 2 colors

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Old 02-27-2015, 08:53 AM   #10
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thanks bbun! renown is geared somewhat towards bimmerheads so it has a 3 color stitching blue, light blue, and red which are the bmwmotorsport colors, but it matches a wrx interior pretty good regardless. they also make an all black deep dish wheel(leather and suede) that look good as hell too
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:03 AM   #11
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not much different than driving a muscle car or any other early model car for that matter.
Actually, there is one major difference - modern cars have significantly better crash structures and restraints. So your modern car with the airbag removed is going to protect you a helluva lot better than my '89 Mustang will protect me.

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Why anyone would purposefully eliminate the steering wheel airbag on a car that is not 100% track dedicated (with proper harness), baffles the s*** me...
Unless geoffb138's steering wheel install somehow also modified the chassis of the car or removed the seatbelt, I'm sure he'll be just fine (as long as he's wearing said seatbelt). Airbags provide only a fractional improvement in driver safety if the driver is already wearing a seatbelt.
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:50 PM   #12
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ecactly what im sayin p. olsen.
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haters gonna hate....period
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words to live by recoil87
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looks nice. I ordered the all black one.
what hub did you use?
did you wire the horn button?
any problems reaching the indicator with the 100mm dish?
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:08 PM   #16
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nice that black one is awesome! i used the nrg hub and quick release and hooked the horn up by making a custom connector to the pins on the clockspring. when installing the aftermarket hub i would HIGHLY recommend taping the clockspring in place because if it is moved out of the correct position it will throw off the steering angle sensor and the car will go into limp mode. yes installing such a deep dish setup with qr will move the wheel farther from the turn signal but u will get used to it in a day, and having the wheel closer felt much more comfortable to me. most people that ive spoken to with a deep dish setup love the driving position compared to oem.

sorry for the late reply, i hope this helps. feel free to ask anymore questions and ill get back to u asap
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