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      11-16-2019, 07:59 AM   #1
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Good day to all,

This is my first thread to this amazing forum. I have deviated from Mpower for quite some time and finally came back to my senses with a 2013 M3 E92 ZCP DCT. Amazing engine/chassie but time takes its toll. So, as a first modification, im looking to replace the steering wheel with a flat bottom one. The aim was to have a wheel with half alcantara (12/6 o'clock positions) and the other perforated leather. However, the look really pricey. Furthermore, am suprised how rare and expensive the DCT flat bottom wheels even when they are used !
So, im thinking to get a MT steering wheel without the peddles and just replace the internals with my OEM wheel. I saw both wheels and the difference it seems from the back cover which is clearly replaceable.

For comparison, please check these threads as they show both wheels internals;

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1593362

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1614351

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Glad you crossed back to the dark side, congrats! As to using a 6mt wheel on a DCT, no can do. There are cutouts and two threaded attachment points in the DCT wheel. The back covers are not back covers. It is all molded to the wheel. I suppose you could cut that area out, but you still have the lack of threaded bolt holes to be able to attach paddles. I have seen exactly what you want , but yes, pricey. I think you will just have to belly up to the bar and pay the price. Good luck!

This one is a sport wheel, but the only issue will be a slight relatively unseen gap where the paddles go in at the back as the cutouts are a bit bigger.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F113793649214
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Glad you crossed back to the dark side, congrats! As to using a 6mt wheel on a DCT, no can do. There are cutouts and two threaded attachment points in the DCT wheel. The back covers are not back covers. It is all molded to the wheel. I suppose you could cut that area out, but you still have the lack of threaded bolt holes to be able to attach paddles. I have seen exactly what you want , but yes, pricey. I think you will just have to belly up to the bar and pay the price. Good luck!

This one is a sport wheel, but the only issue will be a slight relatively unseen gap where the paddles go in at the back as the cutouts are a bit bigger.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F113793649214
Appreciate your feedback man. This wheel on ebay is nice price wise, but i dunno is it just me or those wheel arches are furious. I'm more with the OEM M-Performance ones where the wheel curves are relatively less curvy and smoother.
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Just threw that out as an example of something more cost effective. I was looking at a really nicely done one that was made from an original M3 dct wheel, but didn't think it was worth the $900 asking price.
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I bought a wheel from "ledermanz" on eBay. Less than $400 and it's a quality piece. Really happy with it. You can check out a few other examples here, Custom Steering Wheel Thread https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1569342 good luck.
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I bought a wheel from "ledermanz" on eBay. Less than $400 and it's a quality piece. Really happy with it. You can check out a few other examples here, Custom Steering Wheel Thread https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1569342 good luck.
Was it 400$ with sending your wheel to him ? And how much time it took?
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I bought a wheel from "ledermanz" on eBay. Less than $400 and it's a quality piece. Really happy with it. You can check out a few other examples here, Custom Steering Wheel Thread https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1569342 good luck.
Was it 400$ with sending your wheel to him ? And how much time it took?
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