Title: Steering Wheel To Borrow
peanut - May 29, 2012 11:56 PM (GMT)
Does anyone in Melbourne have a spare steering wheel i can borrow for 1-2 weeks? For is200/altezza of coz
GGPIS300 - May 30, 2012 09:59 AM (GMT)
I can lend you a IS250 wheel that I'm trying to get time to fit on my IS300 :) It will fit straight up bar the flappy paddles (5 mins wiring) and of course the airbag (I have that too). Not sure if you've got an auto or manual ?
peanut - May 30, 2012 11:13 AM (GMT)
do they fit straight on? never knew that...that's interesting to hear...would airbag still work?
wesley - May 30, 2012 01:09 PM (GMT)
very interesting! i've seen 2nd gen IS cluster been fit but not a steering wheel. imagine a ISF flat bottom wheel :D
peanut - May 30, 2012 01:22 PM (GMT)
i was JUST thinking the same thing! haha
Tezz-Winnie - May 30, 2012 10:43 PM (GMT)
There was an ISF wheel fitted to an IS somewhere in Europe looked hawt!
GGPIS300 - May 31, 2012 08:11 AM (GMT)
Drops straight in. Only difference is 2IS uses a 2 stage airbag while 1IS uses single stage. So either bridge or run as a single.
It's been talked about on my.is a bit. I wanted it for (a) the flappy paddles (buttons on the 1IS suck), and (B) for the radio controls (still thinking my way through all these).
peanut - May 31, 2012 09:24 AM (GMT)
that's very intresting....how much did u pick it up for?
GGPIS300 - June 1, 2012 09:26 AM (GMT)
$200-220 from memory. USD. Ebay USA. Just the wheel (including flappy paddles and cruise control stuff (which is the same as 1IS I believe). Plus shipping down under, which I had a friend in California do for me. I'm thinking $70 in freight.
Airbag $175 USD. From eBay. Thailand. New/OEM. Shipped.
New price on the airbag from Lexus AU. $900!
I tried buying a 2nd hand wheel locally, wrecker wasn't interested and most are wrecked. Mine isn't mint but certainly comparable to the stock IS300 wheel.
peanut - June 1, 2012 02:47 PM (GMT)
i see..well if u can lend it to me for 1-2 weeks that'll be good..so i can get mine redo
where abouts r u from?
JTMILLER - June 1, 2012 04:40 PM (GMT)
I have a stock altezza wheel I got off nick from NZ, $50 to cover freight over to you from Adelaide and cover what I paid for it and its yours to keep, has an extreme scrape mark on the top.
Had planned to get it reupholstered for my supra but then went out and bought a carbon fibre one instead *looks sheepish*
peanut - June 2, 2012 07:37 AM (GMT)
so total is $50 all up? if so i'll take it
wesley - June 12, 2012 12:23 AM (GMT)
something interesting for you adamIS200 airbag vs IS250 airbag