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Old 02-02-2015, 05:40 AM   #1
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Steering Wheel Extension

Is there any way to make the steering wheel extend closer to me? With the racing seat I just put in, I sit further back and lower down and now I find the steering wheel too far away. It is already extended all the way out. To find the proper position, with your back on the seat, extend your arms and rest them on the steering wheel. The wheel should rest right on your wrist, however now it rests in the lower palm of my hand, which means I need it to come about 1-2 inches closer to me. Is there an aftermarket extension I can buy? Suggestions for a DIY? Thanks
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:08 AM   #2
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I don't *think* there are any solutions if you want to keep your oem steering wheel. the steering column is a threaded shaft, and the steering wheel attaches direct to it. a spacer wouldn't really work in this situation.

if you go to an aftermarket wheel it is possible, but you would lose the airbag. aftermarket wheels require a 'hub' that attaches to the threaded shaft on one side and has a relatively universal bolt pattern on the other for attaching momo, sparco, omp, etc., steering wheels. this arrangement tends to position the wheel closer to the driver. if you need it even closer, add a spacer (they are available for aftermarket wheel applications) or a steering wheel quick release (make sure you get one with horn functionality like nrg). I think there are different length hubs available as well.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:31 AM   #3
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Feeling so much better with a smaller wheel (I'm 6.2). Look & feels a tad more sporty as well

Lookup for Raid steering wheel for Porsche in the 320mm config. They aren't that expansive given they are the only aftermarket wheel equipped with a Porsche compatible airbag. Telescoping like OEM, no weird looking bellows, spacers, or anything. Mine has super duper up/down F1 paddles... makes the car go faster




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Old 02-02-2015, 07:59 AM   #4
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you might be able to go with an aftermarket airbag wheel. raid/atiwe are the big makers of such things. they use hubs too (so that their steering wheels can be used by a variety of auto manufacturers) but have a very specific bolt pattern to join hub and wheel. their wheels/hubs are a different depth than oem and *I think* sit a little closer than oem. I think you can also get a spacer (check fvd). big $$$ however ...

FS: RAID 365mm Airbag leather steering wheel - Rennlist Discussion Forums
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:40 PM   #5
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here's one that should fit (you would have to confirm the hub, but I think you just need a 1/2" washer so that the teeth engage) ...

964/993/944/968 Momo Quick Release Steering wheel, quick release and hub adapter - Rennlist Discussion Forums
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here you go, one does exist ...

993 steering wheel extender from Carnewal - Rennlist Discussion Forums
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Does anyone have any experience with these extensions? i need to bring the steering wheel a couple of inches closer and want to keep the airbag.

i was looking at this as an option. pretty expensive but if it does the job i might cough up the dough:

Steering Wheel Extender - Carnewal
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my mom used to put a pillow on her seat to get closer :-)
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my mom used to put a pillow on her seat to get closer :-)

haha! can you provide a link to said pillow?

i reached out to the manufacturer Carnewal to confirm if that fits the Boxster and what's the final price. if they say it works i'll prob get it and hope for the best.

damn these long legs! they are getting expensive!
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If you are only looking for a couple of inches, these may help, and on sale at Macys!




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Does anyone have any experience with these extensions? i need to bring the steering wheel a couple of inches closer and want to keep the airbag.

i was looking at this as an option. pretty expensive but if it does the job i might cough up the dough:

Steering Wheel Extender - Carnewal
that looks pretty cool!
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Lol those also would help in the looks department. What about the pedals perhaps modifying those to be a little farther?
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just found this ...

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That is nice, but $470! Of course, this is for a Porsche, so we all know what that means.
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awesome!! i bit the bullet and bought it from one of their distributors:

http://9xx-parts.com/store/interior-220/ohjauspy%C3%B6r%C3%A4n-jatkokappale-9p-ext96

I couldnt help but feel a bit raped by the 24% VAT in Finland.. ouch.

at this point i can only hope for the best that i'll get it and it will fit.

will update everyone.

and thanks!

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That is nice, but $470! Of course, this is for a Porsche, so we all know what that means.
it means no lube while they stick it to you!
final price was 600$. that thing better work!!
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That is nice, but $470! Of course, this is for a Porsche, so we all know what that means.
its priced in euros, not dollars. so it is ~$523
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check - vat may be refundable. in fact, as an international purchaser, they may not need to even charge you vat?
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No chance of a VAT refund.

593$ Bought me this:






Delivered in 4 days from Finland.
Let's see how it fits.
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:47 AM   #20
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it fits!!! and boy what a difference it makes! finally the steering wheel is in easy reach, my legs are comfortable and not touching the steering wheel, i can heel and toe easily and i am not leaning forward in tight turns to have leverage so my lower back is loving it!

money well spent!!

i will snap some pics and share more details when i get a chance.
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