steering wheel spacer?

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

  1. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    Bloody hell this thread is excellent! Just seen it:smile:

    Giacomo fair play to you mate, this is something I'll be looking to buy in the future as I'm 1.85 and therefore the driving position is not ideal. I suppose you know Simo right? He sold me a pair of camber adjustable top mounts ages ago.

    Any pictures and feedback from the people who fitted it then?

    Kevin, turn the wheel upside down and ask a mate to pull the airbag while you are forcing the spring down. This way you can apply more force to the spring.
     

  2. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    Hello,
    thank you everybody.

    It's not a question of force on the spring, it's a question of the correct tool used for catching the spring.

    You have to use a flat-blade screwdriver, previous grinded to make the terminal straight border of the blade looking as an "U".
    In this way it will be much easier hooking the spring and it will take 2 minutes dismantling the airbag and the steering wheel.
     
  3. 930Tech

    930Tech CLIO CUP groupee. Platinum Member

    North Nottinghamshire
    197 CUP and most of a 197 CUP race car
    I think he means cutting a groove in it to locate on the spring.
     
  4. martll

    martll

    30
    Clio 197
    Any updates on this?
    Do you need to enlarge the wires for the airbag/horn/cruisecontrol buttons etc. ?
     
  5. badbuzz2

    badbuzz2 Paid Member

    well done pal good work not an issue i have but well done and welcome to the site :thumbup:
     
  6. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    Thank you everybody. I'm in China for work now. I'll be back in the end of Jan.
    I'm developing the 182 spacer. Yes, the cabla has to be cutted and re-welded longer.
     
  7. I have this spacer available to anyone who wants it as I didn't get around to fitting it.
     
  8. Womble

    Womble

    585
    Cumbria
    Clio 200
    Have you still got this?
     
  9. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
  10. Jonnyboi

    Jonnyboi

    129
    Clio 197
    I've not read through it all but have you actually pulled the steering wheel towards you it comes in and out up and down ?
     
  11. Paddy_R

    Paddy_R Platinum Member

    Only on the FF versions. Cup cars don't have reach adjustment.
     
  12. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    The steering wheel comes closer to the driver of about 5 cm (2 inches) and keep this new distance fixed. The regulation of the wheel in vertical direction (towards the roof or towards your legs) is still available after fixing my spacer. :smile:
     
  13. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
  14. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    UUUP, many more ready to ship, both for 197-200 and 172-182 :smile:
     
  15. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
  16. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    hello, a new batch is ready. A lot of request, so I made more.
    If you need, just ask :smile:
     
  17. RCM

    RCM

    2
    Renault Clio 3 RS
    Hi Guys, just installed the spacer today and I can say, it is the best !! Giacomo did a perfect job making the spacer and after my payment it arrived at my house a few days later. Great service !
    Installing it was not too hard. As a number of people mentioned, the airbag is a bit of a pain in the a... And I had to extend a few wires, not even all of them. So after a few hours work all was done. The driving position improved dramatically and I think I won't even change the height of the Recaro's anymore. I like it the way it is now.

    So thanks Giacomo for your invention and I can recommend it to anyone!
     
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  18. PBMWsam

    PBMWsam

    12
    BMW M3
    Still any available? So spacer is 2" ?
     
  19. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    there is a plenty available, both for Clio 2 and 3. Yes 5", about 1/2" more if you want extra intermediate spacer.
     
  20. Giacomo_rs

    Giacomo_rs Gold Member

    22
    Clio 197 Luxe
    today, after 5 years ownership of a Dacia Logan Pickup, I decided to see if the spacer fits Dacia also...
    Well, it does, just remove the 2 wings and it is straight fit.
    Next step is find Clio seats and steering wheel :smile:
     

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