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      Gear Review- BMW Performance Steering Wheel

      If you spend as much time skimming the internet for BMW content as we do, you've no doubt seen one of those teaser videos promoting 1 and 3 Series factory BMW Performance parts. Even if you've fallen behind, you at least remember the 1 Series tii concept that hit the auto show circuit last year, right? Among its many upgrades, the tii had an especially noteworthy steering wheel, one lined in cushy Alcantara and featuring inset LED shift lights and a digital display that anyone might find useful on a weekend track day. For the past few months, our project 135i has had that very same wheel.
      The BMW Performance steering wheel's installation process was included in our last update, but we wanted to wait until we'd spent some time with this new toy to talk about what exactly it can do. First things first — those shift lights...FULL STORY
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      Re: Gear Review- BMW Performance Steering Wheel (Bryan@mwerks)

      Did you guys set the rev limiter low just for the video?

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      It's a cool "gadget" addition for your BMW, but isn't this what the cluster is for?
      Quote, originally posted by Rob »
      Did you guys set the rev limiter low just for the video?

      watch the video.

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      Re: Gear Review- BMW Performance Steering Wheel (Rob)

      Quote, originally posted by Rob »
      Did you guys set the rev limiter low just for the video?

      No, we always shift at 3000 rpm. It's totally better for the engine and way more economical.
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      Re: Gear Review- BMW Performance Steering Wheel (Rob)

      Quote, originally posted by Rob »
      Did you guys set the rev limiter low just for the video?

      Quote, originally posted by video »
      we set the rev limiter artificially low at 3000rpm for demonstration purposes

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      Re: (Insomniac2100)

      Quote, originally posted by Insomniac2100 »
      It's a cool "gadget" addition for your BMW, but isn't this what the cluster is for?

      You have to give BMW credit for bringing such a cool gadget to market though. The cool thing is that the wheel itself is simply an output device for information the car is largely already processing. There are no additional sensors to install; it essentially just taps into the car's existing electronics.
      The other argument in its favor is that it's a really awesome sport steering wheel that doesn't void your warranty. I may show my age here, but I remember swapping out stock steering wheels for MOMOs almost immediately. An old-skool MOMO could run $200-300 (plus another $50-60 for a hub) and they didn't even have so much as a digital calculator built into them (or a functioning horn button, for that matter).
      Yeah, it's pricey toy. But it pretty much stands alone.

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      Re: (Insomniac2100)

      Quote, originally posted by Insomniac2100 »
      It's a cool "gadget" addition for your BMW, but isn't this what the cluster is for?
      watch the video.

      extreme dorifto action needs extreme led action

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      Re: (Bryan@mwerks)

      Quote, originally posted by Bryan@mwerks »
      You have to give BMW credit for bringing such a cool gadget to market though.

      True. If it gave increasing vibrations in the wheel towards redline, then I would consider.

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      Very cool wheel. Saw this a few months back on BimmerForums.
      Which brings me to a question... why on earth is the Mwerks boards so DEAD?
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      Re: FV-QR (Scuba2001)

      Quote, originally posted by Scuba2001 »
      Very cool wheel. Saw this a few months back on BimmerForums.
      Which brings me to a question... why on earth is the Mwerks boards so DEAD?

      Because apparently everyone is on Bimmerforums.
      Seriously, we're pumping some decent regular content through the site, but even the CarLounge goes elsewhere to talk BMW...

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      Re: (Insomniac2100)

      Quote, originally posted by Insomniac2100 »
      It's a cool "gadget" addition for your BMW, but isn't this what the cluster is for?
      watch the video.

      Completely missed it the first time.

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      Quote, originally posted by Bryan@mwerks »
      Because apparently everyone is on Bimmerforums.
      Seriously, we're pumping some decent regular content through the site, but even the CarLounge goes elsewhere to talk BMW...

      well, you lost your old mwerks PR guy

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      Re: FV-QR (Bryan@mwerks)

      Quote, originally posted by Bryan@mwerks »
      Because apparently everyone is on Bimmerforums.
      Seriously, we're pumping some decent regular content through the site, but even the CarLounge goes elsewhere to talk BMW...

      That's a shame. Cause I really don't care for bimmerforums.
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      Re: FV-QR (Chapel)

      Quote, originally posted by Chapel »
      well, you lost your old mwerks PR guy

      Wait, I thought you became a Saab geek. Get your ass back in the saddle.

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      Re: FV-QR (Bryan@mwerks)

      Quote, originally posted by Bryan@mwerks »
      Because apparently everyone is on Bimmerforums.

      That is disappointing. I like ZeroForum (and FireVortex) more than BimmerForums, DTM Power and the like. It's easier to navigate through. Get those clowns off of BF and back over at Mwerks.
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      Quote, originally posted by Bryan@mwerks »
      Wait, I thought you became a Saab geek. Get your ass back in the saddle.

      yeah, well you guys tossed me out for calling a jerky user a jerk