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Old 01-15-2017, 03:51 PM   #1
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Steering wheel crest differences

Certainly not a big deal, but I have noted that the steering wheel crest in my 2000 S is different than the crest in my buddy's 2002 S.

Here is mine:



And here is my buddy's:




Specifically, note that mine does not have horizontal red stripes, while the other one does.

Any known reason for the difference? Maybe a unique interior option package? Or else a year-to-year deal? Or what?

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Millennium edition. I want yours.
Wanna trade airbags?
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Millennium edition? WTF!?
Here I thought I got sandpapered wondering why mine was different.
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Millennium edition? WTF!?
Here I thought I got sandpapered wondering why mine was different.
Yeah, it's a bunch of crap.
Tell you what: I'll take that ugly thing off your hands. I'll even give you my 3 spoke airbag with the gorgeous standard silver crest with red bars, no charge.
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To my knowledge the silver is 2000S specific.
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Interesting ...

Does anyone know if this is Boxster-specific, or if perhaps the 2000 year 911's also had this same deal going on?
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A quick look at eBay indicates that Jake may be partially correct. The silver crest are from 2000 Boxsters and Carreras. I had no idea.
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Wow. That makes me jealous. My 98 has the crest just sort of molded in the plastic. This is much better looking. What airbag models fit? Just in case I ever run across a parts car.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:40 AM   #9
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Any 986 or 996 3 spoke wheel will fit yours.
The wheel and airbag will run you around $400-$500 used, though. I found mine for about $200, but I got lucky.

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I've never seen this one...gold monochrome.

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I've never seen this one...gold monochrome.



911 40 year maybe?

What's the crest like on the 04 550?
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911 40 year maybe?

What's the crest like on the 04 550?
I have no idea. The seller didn't specify which car/year it came from.

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Old 01-17-2017, 04:43 AM   #13
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Got so excited by this post I had to register! I must have one of them on my 2000S, can't wait to check when I pick it up in a couple of weeks (had it garaged at home in Ireland)

BTW hello to everyone especially red 986 S owners, I'm sure everyone knows they are the quickest, most desirable and sexiest of them all.

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