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Aftermarket Steering Wheel for 5th Gen

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Old 10-27-2015, 09:58 PM
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Default Aftermarket Steering Wheel for 5th Gen

I was brainstorming future projects today for the monte and I started thinking about how much I dislike the oem steering wheel. The wheel itself is in good shape, but the material feels cheap and the airbag has the bulky mid-90s look.

I've found two wheels I like:
-Momo Nero
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003OC1QTU/ref=mp_s_a_1_14?qid=1445999315&sr=8-14&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=Momo+steering+w heel+suede
-Sparco suede
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000ECPZAY/ref=mp_s_a_1_10?qid=1445999080&sr=8-10&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=Sparco+steering +wheel


Anyways, I had some questions for those of you that may have done this before:
-Did you use a long or short adapter? I like the factory wheel position and would like to add a quick release.
-Did you go with a big name adapter or an off brand?
-For the quick release, has anyone used an off brand like NRG? Im not trying to be cheap here, but a sparco quick release is like 4x the price of an NRG. Where I have a bit if a hard time is that it costs more than the wheel itself does. If I had to pay almost $500 shipped for a real sparco, I think I'd rather do without since I can think of a lot more things the car could use for that kind of money.
-Were you able to use your stock clockspring for the horn?
 

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Old 10-30-2015, 06:32 PM
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I have used some thing similar for a 98 cavalier I had. I am afraid to do the same to my monte. because it looks to intimidating for my liking because of the airbag set up. is a little different from the two cars. I didn't want to attempt. there should be some one here should chime in. there is a couple of things I want to do to my monte before jumping in on a different steering wheel.
 
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by monte07 View Post
I have used some thing similar for a 98 cavalier I had. I am afraid to do the same to my monte. because it looks to intimidating for my liking because of the airbag set up. is a little different from the two cars. I didn't want to attempt. there should be some one here should chime in. there is a couple of things I want to do to my monte before jumping in on a different steering wheel.
Curious what you mean about the airbag being intimidating?

Are you saying it's hard to get off or are you worried about the function of the system with an airbag removed?

I will just delete both airbags when I do an aftermarket wheel.
 

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