Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

  • The NP5 steering wheel is mine!  Yes!  No more feminine / dainty steering wheel for this car!  No!  Now I have the big, beefy optional steering wheel with thumb grips, a wheel that SHOULD have come standard with the WS6 but no...  When time permits, I'll yank the old steering wheel and install the larger one.  I've seen these wheels go for upwards of $200 on Ebay but I was patient and one of these finally popped up on Ebay for less than $50 (including shipping and fondling) which is a bargain.  Yes, it came with the horn hookup and the Jesus nut.  The NP5 steering wheel that I picked up is in almost new condition (which is surprising).    Now, if there's one thing I can't stand on a sports car, it's a dainty little steering wheel in a car that can burn rubber at the drop of the accelerator, or a steering wheel that hurts your hand when you drive (ala my '86 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z's steering wheel).  I swear, the way I've been yanking and jerking on the stock wheel in some late afternoon spirited driving, I was honestly scared it was going to pop off the column or that I was going to bend / break it.  Oh, well, at least once I get the chip (above) installed and this new wheel, any time I go into Lamar county, I'll be better prepared for the idiot drivers.  That or I may just start to grow hair on the palms of my hands...
The optional NP5 steering wheel that I've been chasing for five months now
(one of the few options my TA didn't come with)

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