Aftermarket Steering Wheel

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  1. BetaMini

    BetaMini New Member

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    Yep. BMWCCA. I'll look out for a yellow vette.
     
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    He just got it in the last month I think. He is coming from a Miata so I think he is adjusting to the power difference. He was at AutoX this weekend and he looked to be having a ton of fun.
     
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    Got the wheel on tonight. Something isn't right. It is way too tight. It makes an insane speaking sound, and it is incredibly hard to turn. Thinking I need to back off that 16mm bolt. Or, maybe add a spacer between shaft spline and hub.

    On a better note, resistors did their job. No airbag light.

    Nathan, can't wait to see how you relocated your cruise.
     
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    All good. Well sorta. I removed the clockwheel entirely. Lost my horn, and my airbag light came on (since the resistors were wired into clockwheel), and my turn signals don't auto-cancel. But steering is back to normal. Will order a new part, and install next week. At least I'm all set for Mid-Ohio tomorrow.
     
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    Have fun and be safe, stay out of China Beach :)
     
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    Have fun, beware the red mist..... :Thumbsup:
     
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    So how was it? Out of curiosity what are your lap times in a MINI? In my Miata I was in the 1:55 - 2:00 range for most of the day. I rode with a friend in the low 1:40's and was amazed at the difference 10 seconds feels around a lap.
     
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    The wheel was good. The fact that I developed a pretty bad vacuum leak was problematic. Was hitting 9psi :(

    Haven't really been able to get good with Harrys Lap Timer yet. So haven't been using it. I will have to look at my GoPro vid when I pull it off my camera.
     
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    The key to Harry's is to make sure your screen has the timing on it before you get on track. It also helps to have your phone plugged in and getting power while you drive.

    I had trouble with it the first time I used it then I started putting it in Timer after opening the Race page. There are also 2 Mid-Ohio's and one works better, I believe it is Kevin Francis that works best.
     

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