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OEM M3 Steering Wheel Install
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Why change your steering wheel?
There really isn't that good of a reason, but if you've driven an M3 you will notice that the M3 steering wheel is much thicker and has a better feel. Since a majority of the time you're gripping the steering wheel, it makes sense to have the best one. It also looks a little bit nicer, which is a plus!
This is not really a difficult job at all, but it does get a little tedious with the wire plugs. It also involves disconnecting the airbag, so if you're not comfortable, get a professional to install the wheel.
OEM M3 Steering Black Stitched Wheel (BMW P# 32-34-2-282-022) $325
Screwdrivers (Small and large standard screwdriver that are preferably thin tipped)
10mm and 16mm sockets with ratchets and extensions
Review and Conclusions
It looks and feels great! It changes how the car feels since the steering wheel is the place where you get all of your feedback. I highly recommend getting one of these wheels, but it's one of those things you have to try one out to understand. Your old wheel will feel like a child's steering wheel after you get used to it. If your on the edge, just go ahead and do it!