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Old 01 Oct 2003, 10:53 am
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Default Chrome / Billet Steering Wheel Caps

After REALLY digging the look of the chrome steering wheel spoke caps on the 2004 GT's, have seen a few aftermarket companies selling billet versions that just clip or clamp on.

Does anyone have any experience with these? How does polished billet compare looks or performance-wise with plain old chrome?

Most importantly, it's been said that you should NEVER attach anything to a steering wheel w/airbags due to the fact that in an accident, you've got nice little projectiles now flying about the cabin. Would this logic hold true with the steering wheel spoke caps? I realize they're not ON the airbag, but still...

I love the look, but I'd hate to have shrapnel coming at me if the airbag were ever deployed.

Any insight is GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks much!

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Got a link?

Seeing as that the airbag doesnt come out through the handles, I would assume they would be ok. [:I]
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Does anyone have any experience with these? How does polished billet compare looks or performance-wise with plain old chrome?...Thanks much!

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They scratch easily and are not nearly as nice as chrome would be.
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Got a link?


Guess that would help as a point of reference...

http://www.revelenterprises.com/pt_c...wheel_caps.htm

Seeing as that the airbag doesnt come out through the handles, I would assume they would be ok. [:I]

I'd think so, too...I'm just paranoid about accidents involving airbag deployment; that's all.

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Does anyone have any experience with these? How does polished billet compare looks or performance-wise with plain old chrome?...Thanks much!

Mike
They scratch easily and are not nearly as nice as chrome would be.
I never even made the "aluminum would be softer" connection. And I'd imagine that billet aluminum doesn't polish up as nicely as chrome, either.

With all the chrome already inside the Cruisers, I wonder how it would look trying to add polished aluminum into the mix? Kinda like "uhhh....close, but no cigar?" [xx(]
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Old 02 Oct 2003, 11:24 am
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I've got them on my 02 cruiser and have had NO problems so far, they shine up very nice, But the thing you'll have to watch out for is, the clip that holds the covers on are sharp, very sharp, they can and will cut your fingers, if your turning with your fingers in the wrong place, but having said that, i'd buy another set in a minute, they look good! [8D] just my 2cents worth..
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I've got them on my 02 cruiser and have had NO problems so far, they shine up very nice, But the thing you'll have to watch out for is, the clip that holds the covers on are sharp, very sharp, they can and will cut your fingers, if your turning with your fingers in the wrong place, but having said that, i'd buy another set in a minute, they look good! [8D] just my 2cents worth..
Cool...lemme ask you, though, how are they clipped on? Are they like ummm..."U-shaped" where you just press hard enough and then they slip on, and then jus the "springy" pressure keeps them attached? If so, how much of a gap is there behind the spoke between the cap's two edges?

Can they slip around (in any direction)

Lastly...you mentioned the corners being sharp. Is this just something that could be filed down?

Realize I'm hitting you up with a bunch of questions (mostly opinions) but I'd much rather hear your first hand experience rather than a salesperson's pitch.


Thanks again!! [?]
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they use a u-clip and there tough to get on , there tight on the sides they WON'T move around at all. and yes you can file them but it may make it sharper the clips are the culprit there like a banding clip they use in shipping except they don't get crimped. they shine real nice!
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Yes they do.....



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Very cool ride, Alan [?]

Dig the Wheelskins. Are those the Indiglo pedals?

Very sharp, indeed! [:X]
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