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Upgraded Steering Wheel

I've spent hours scouring threads on someone who has upgraded the C5 steering wheel to MOMO, Sparco, or OMP, etc.
this is the closest to what I'm asking because I bought the same wheel.
Who here has changed the steering wheel and what did you get?
I bought a 350mm OMP corsica.

my race buddy has a spline type quick release and it's perfect but he doesn't know the brand as he had it installed at a shop.
this is a LTB and looks almost just like his.

I don't want a weld type, I prefer a bolt on type.
I know I will loose the Airbag.

questions:
1. Who has experience with changing/installing a quick release
2. Which brand/type did you order?
3. What wheel did you install (pics if able)
4. Steering shaft size?
I am able to install it myself I just need help with which one works well.

all advice and help will be appreciated.
thanks

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Re: Upgraded Steering Wheel

Near 100 views and nobody has experience?

I will be doing this job soon with a howto if needed.

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Re: Upgraded Steering Wheel

I've had a Sparco 383 and a NRG quick release on my wish list for quite some time. I'll shoot you a PM of some installed pictures.
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Re: Upgraded Steering Wheel

I had a Sparco 383 installed a few years back. My thread is here Had Sparco 383 wheel installed

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Re: Upgraded Steering Wheel

thanks for the information so far.

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Re: Upgraded Steering Wheel

Here's a free bump for ya.

I also want to replace the stock wheel with something aftermarket and smaller. The only problem is the airbag.

So I called my insurance company to ask what happens if I lose the airbag and get into an accident.

Their response was that they "can't stop me from making any changes to the car". But if I received an injury which incurs medical expenses, and they determine that an airbag could have prevented said injury, then they "reserve the right to deny liability".

I suppose I also need to call my state DMV and find out if it's even legal to remove an airbag-equipped steering wheel. I'm wondering, will they fail my next inspection if I negate a factory-installed safety system?

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Theyre always going to determine the airbag couldve saved you. Even after I install my 5pt harness.

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