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Steering Wheel probs....


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GREAT WORK LOREN!

I've been following the various 996 boards over the last few months when I got the fourth porsche bug

bite which led me to a purchase of a 2002 a/s Targa (my first p-bug bite = 1985.5 944, second = 1985 Targa, third = 1989 Speedster which I still have/cherish).

My ideal: on my 1989 Speedster I have installed a Smaller Diameter / Thicker MOMO Monte Carlo Steering Wheel with extended Steering Hub, which allows me to sit up close & turning movements do not affect hand movement or knee postion...works GREAT ;)

My dillema: I cannot get into any seating postion (where I have "adequate" knee room in a "proper" leg bent postion) in which my "right" hand will not hit my right knee :(

btw I have the Standard Seats (partial electric w. full Leather Option)..... the Seating Position is not the problem, it is the Size & Position of the 3-spoke Steering Wheel...

Is it possible to

a) Have the Steering Column move the wheel "more forward"? ... to gain extra "knee" clearance;

B) What options do I have to replace the wheel (the retaining of a certified SRS Air Bag is a MUST) to a smaller diameter one?

TIA

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Thanks!

A number of folks with the same leg room issues have gone with the GT3 console delete. You lose a little storage room with this but gain leg/knee room. I think these are about $100. Some pics from Carnewal.com and Suncoast Porsche (Carnewal also has a leather trim portion for another $40)

p96022.jpgGT3console2.jpgp96057.jpg

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Thank You...

I thought of that as well, but I really like the centre console (this way the inside definitely feels different than my older 911). Do you think I could possibly have the column extension 'extended'?

TIA

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I don't know of a way to extend the steering column. An aftermarket wheel with a new hub might bring it out a little further but most of the wheels give up the airbag.

Have you thought about different seat options? Like GT3 seats and a tall man bracket from Brey-Krause?

BTW... I've already asked for a tall man bracket for standard seats and B-K doesn't make one (and doesn't plan to).

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