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Old 05-09-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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Steering wheel spacer for OEM steering wheel with airbag

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selling a kit that makes the stock steering wheel closer, mantaining the airbag, horn, buttons and paddleshift working.

CAD designed, CNC made from billet steel and aluminium, with OEM matching male/female spline.

Direct fit between column and steering wheel, it makes the stock steering wheel come 2" closer to the driver.

Tall drivers will appreciate the great benefit of a much more comfortable driving position gaining room for their legs.
Also, track day drivers will enjoy the possibility to drive better because the 2" gain make possible to readjust the whole driving position having better feel on the pedals, no accidental hitting of the stalk/wiper levers.
Also, more room for the helmet can be gain by reclining the back of the seat.

The spacer compensate the lack of telescopic adjustment on 993 996 986 OEM steering wheel, and adds 2" of stroke to the existing depth adjustment of newer models..

Available for 993, 996, 986 also tiptronic, 997, 987, 991, 981, PDK and multi-function steering wheel too.

Supplied with fitment instructions and harness included when needed.

Payment by paypal, price 245 + tracked shipment with UPS carrier from Italy, paypal fee of about 8 to 11 will be charged too.
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:47 AM   #2
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I am interested.

Does it come with the rubber belows?

What comes in the box?

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Old 05-11-2017, 04:05 AM   #3
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Yes, all included.
Spacer + nut&washer (as in the first pic) and rubber cover as the car interior pic.

Please PM me your address with ZIP code in order to calculate exact shipping cost with UPS.
I will also need your phone number and full address while doing payment.
I have a batch ready and shipment takes a couple of days to the US.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:53 AM   #4
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Interested, how much is shipping to the UK?
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:29 AM   #5
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to the UK is between 20 and 25 € depending on the exact location.
London is closest to Italy, so I'd say 20.
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Adding a spacer to my steering wheel is the best thing I've ever done to my car. This is a great buy
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:12 AM   #7
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thanks!
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:29 AM   #8
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Hi,

I'm out of black rubber covers, so I've made an aluminium cover that will look much better on your Porsche.

I've updated the pics on the first post.

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Old 07-12-2017, 04:55 AM   #9
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As most of interior are black, I have black parts ready, and I've left some uncoloured which I'll carry to anodization shop before shipping, after the buyer will tell me the colour he/she need.

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Old 07-12-2017, 05:18 AM   #10
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Quick fitting instructions, don't be scared: it takes more to read than to do.

1) disconnect the battery of your car and wait some minutes. Make your wheels straight first.
2) remove the steering wheel. Many tutorial are available on youtube, but it's very easy:

2.1 - unscrew the 2 bolts that hold the airbag in place, they're in the back side of the steering wheel.
2.2 - unplug the airbag connector, I use a flat screwdriver. A clip may be present to unlock the connector.
2.3 - unplug horn connectors in the steering wheel internal.
2.4 - uncrew the big nut in the middle, WITHOUT PULLING IT OUT YET.
2.5 - WITH THE NUT UNCREWED BUT STILL IN PLACE, pull the steering wheel until it unlocks from the spline. After years, the metal coupling between steering column and steering wheel can make a kind of glue effect, so you better unlock this coupling pulling towards you WITH THE NUT STILL IN PLACE, because the steering wheel can unlock suddenly and you can hit your face and tear the wires.
2.6 - when the steering wheel is unlocked, screw out the nut and pull out the steering wheel too.

3) you may need to extend the horn wires, making an extension like in the pic below
4) fit the female-splined hub in the steering column and fix it tightening the nut that was holding the steering wheel. I've made spline a bit tight, so you may need to push it in with a rubber hammer. When you see the thread of the column coming out, you can make the female splined hub slide in by tightening the nut.
5) Fit the black (or other colour) cover on the female splined hub, and the male splined hub inside it too. The black cover is hold in place by tightening the male/female splined hubs each other, using the 4 bolts. Use loctite or other threadlock. Make the wires cross the slot inside the flat hedge in the middle of the black cover.
6) Fit the steering wheel on the male splined hub, keep care that it must be straight because Porsche didn't make any extra tooth or reference avoiding wrong angle while refitting the steering wheel. Also, as mentionned in point 4, the spline can be tight and you must hit the internal of the steering wheel with a rubber hummer until you see the thread of the hub comng out from the center hole of the steering wheel. At that point, fit the washer and the nut provided and tighten it until the steering wheel slides all on the male splined hub.
7) Fit back the airbag in the steering wheel.
8) re-connect the battery.
9) enjoy.
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Old 07-15-2017, 08:12 AM   #11
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I cant speak for this product in particular but I installed an extension on mine (similar to this one) and it completely changed my enjoyment of the car. If you're over 6ft tall this is a no brainer!!

Also, the price is VERY good. I paid 600EUR + shipping for mine so this is a steal!

Thanks for making these at such an affordable price sir! cheers to you!

Good luck with selling the product. Can you make one for my 2006 Acura TL too?
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:52 AM   #12
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Thanks a lot!

I've made it for VAG group cars, BMW, Renault, Dacia, Mazda, Fiat Abarth, Toyota, Subaru and Honda.

I think there is no problem for the Acura
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Just added this to my 01S.

Installation:
To be honest, it did take a bit of effort to get the spacer on the steering column and attach the wheel but in the end it worked out fine.

I had to use a mallet to hammer it on but after a few "press cycles" in slips on with relative ease. A mallet and punch come in handy.

Appearance:
I have to say it looks very nice in place.
Anodizing looks very nice and fits the interior nicely without looking like an obvious add-on.

Function:
It does add additional room for you legs now, except the stalks are still in the same position and I occasionally hit them with my leg.

I didn't have that problem before the spacer but I was always very conscious of where my leg was in relation to the steering wheel as I come close to touching the wheel in some instances.

I like how it moves the steering wheel closer (more comfortable) to the driver.
Those with long legs and short arms will appreciate that (see note above).

I still need to get use to the new distance to hit the turn signals or wipers.

This is a must for any long legged driver.

I'll post pics as soon as I can.

Thanks Giacomo for creating this.
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:50 AM   #14
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Hello, thanks a lot for your review I really appreciate it

Spline hard to fit: it seems that the cutter tool became a bit worn while manufacturing the batch and some sample loose that 0.05 to 0.1 mm on clearance which makes the spacer require more force to slide into the steering wheel.
Sorry for this, I'll take more care in the next batch.

Stalks/wiper levers far to reach: this is something everybody has to get used to, after fitting the spacer. Everybody says that it's a little minus compared to the advantage of the improved driving position. If I could move the whole stalks/wipers/steering angle sensor group together with the steering wheel I did it. But this involves much more parts to be made and to make a good job it will be necessary to re-mould the plastic shrouds where the stalks/wipers come out from. At the end of the job, doing something that looks like OEM (and in a Porsche is a must in my mind) will cost MUCH more than the current price of my spacer.

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Old 09-23-2017, 05:52 AM   #15
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bump bump
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UPDATE: a new batch is available, with improved dimensional tolerance on the male spline. No need to use an hammer to make the steering wheel slide in the steel hub.

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Old 10-28-2017, 07:17 AM   #17
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BUMP, updated the whole advert with new pics.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:35 AM   #18
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Hello,
I've made another batch of the steering wheel spacer.

I improved them a little bit:

- the aluminium is ALL matt black anodized
- the rib is not glued on but machined in the aluminium
- the extra 2" wire to connect the horn is included in the supply now.
- I've made detailed fitting instructions in English that I'll put in the box.

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Old 10-13-2018, 02:35 AM   #20
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Bump, 2 spacers left before I made a new batch
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