steering wheel spacer?

Discussion in 'Interior and Audio' started by ken182, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. i need to get the OEM steering wheel closer to m if possible. the reach adjustment is nowhere near enough

    i reckon i need at least 20mm more adjustment

    anyone know if anyone makes an adapter or spacer?
     

  2. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    Hello, I did it on my Clio.
    I disassembled the steering wheel from the car, take some dimensions make the job on a lathe and cnc machine.
    I create two versions for this spacer, the cheaper and the less cheaper.

    The cheaper :smile: steering wheel 4,5 cm closer to the driver.

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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2013
  3. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
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    And this is the less cheap: adjustable length, from 6 cm to up.
     
  4. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    In both solutions airbag, horn and the commands on the steering wheel still works.

    Some other pictures.

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  5. Paddy_R

    Paddy_R Platinum Member

    That's impressive work right there Giacomo.

    Also welcome to the site.
     
  6. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    Do you like it?

    Thank you so much!

    I'm italian Clio 197 owner. I'm 1,82 meters tall and I was tired of driving my Clio in uncomfortble way.

    I have looked for that solution for years, and finally I did it by myself. What a satisfaction!

    I have tested both solutions for several months on my car, and I have sold many of those spacers here in Italy.

    The cheaper kit is 100 € cost, included the screw and the black rubber cover.

    The less cheaper starts from 200 €, and it is made of one spacer, long screw and two rubber covers. If you want it customized it cost a little more.

    Now it's so late here and tomorrow I'm gonna work. Goodnight everybody!
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2013
  7. Good work on the spacers! Looks a difficult bit of kit to knock up. Decent prices too for people really struggling with height adjustment.

    I'm 5 foot and a fag end tall so not an issue for me :smiley:
     
  8. i just fitted a made no racing seat frame kit and the driving position is way better for me now especially for my legs

    the steering wheel is still a bit too far away from me though even though i was able to lower it a tad and improve the angle

    a spacer would help a lot to make the driving position perfect
     
  9. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    Hello,
    the first one who will post here after this message will receive one spacer (the cheap version complete kit) FOR FREE, so can test it and if likes can keep it. Just write down a feedback.
    :biggrin:
     
  10. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    congratulations!
    Please send me an address on PM where you want to receive the kit.
    Thank you.
     
  11. Wow that was a bit of luck!

    just what I'm looking for to improve my car

    PM sent mate
     
  12. Goose

    Goose

    516
    Newmarket
    Clio R27 #214
    Lol I was waiting for you to reply ken... I thought it might be inappropriate for someone else to claim this.
     
  13. Haha yeah I might have spat my dummy out a bit!

    cheers for being gent.:thumbsup:
     
  14. Well the part came today. Thanks so much to giacomo - true to his word he sent this out right away and first impressions looking at the photos is very good.


    I won't be home from offshore until Christmas Eve but will try and get this fitted as soon as possible.


    I'm hoping this makes my clios driving position as close to perfect for me as possible along with my lowered seat frame.


    Just looking at the photos it seems excellent quality and very well designed.

    really looking forward to trying this out as I think this will really improve the car for me as the steering wheel always feels too far away for me!

    i will follow up with a review once I've got this fitted hopefully in a few days!


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  15. pearman00

    pearman00 Platinum Member

    42
    Elsecar by the sea
    197 cup, Elise and Elan
    i would like to buy one if i can, but how ?
     
  16. PM Giacomo_rs - he sells them
     
  17. pearman00

    pearman00 Platinum Member

    42
    Elsecar by the sea
    197 cup, Elise and Elan

    Thanks
     
  18. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    I want to say plublic thanks to Ken182 here!! It was a pleasure dealing with you!
     
  19. kevinevo7

    kevinevo7

    22
    Belgium
    Clio 197
    I've also ordered and received the part. Great service from Giacomo.
    If I only could remove the airbag :-/
    I used the method described as in the how to section, but can't get it of.
     

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