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I was thinking about getting an aftermarket steering wheel and have a few questions.
<ul><li>is it legal to have for everyday driving?</li><li>will it void my warrenty</li><li>what does it mean when they say that they sell a horn separate? </li><img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle><li>if I can't install it myself, about what do you think I'd have to pay to get it installed? </li></ul>
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I was thinking about getting an aftermarket steering wheel and have a few questions.
<ul><li>is it legal to have for everyday driving?</li><li>will it void my warrenty</li><li>what does it mean when they say that they sell a horn separate? </li><img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle><li>if I can't install it myself, about what do you think I'd have to pay to get it installed? </li></ul>
Thanks for your help! <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
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<li>Legal Issues</li>: It's different with every state. Your best bet is to stop and ask a cop, or look it up at your states DMV.

<li>Warranty Issue</li>: Again..this depends on your dealer. Some dealers may be cool with it, while others will be pricks. One thing though..is that if you have an aftermarket steering wheel on your car, and you get into an accident...your insurance may not cover you since you took the factory air bag out.

<li>Horn Issue</li>: Alot of custom steering wheels don't come with a horn button. You have to purchase that seperately. It's basically true on older trucks and cars...but for a newer car..depending on what kind of steering wheel you get..you may not need it.

<li>Install Issue</li>: Depends on the shop. A local hot rod shop or rice shop may charge you between 150-200+ to do it. It's mostly the labor that's gonna kill you. They have to disconnect the airbag, pull the steering wheel and hub, then install the new wheel, then some way rig your air bag light so it's not constantly on.

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thanks for all the info, another question I forgot..
<li>is there any brand that is "better" than another?</li>
I was thinking about going with momo
 

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The 2 best wheel companies on the market would have to be Momo and Grant. They both are pretty much the largest when it comes down to selection. Good luck! <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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blah aftermarket steering wheels. i like to feel safe with my custom stock steering wheel complete with stock air bag. <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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I believe it is against FEDERAL Law (in other words....every state) to remove or permenantly disable/remove a passive restraint system.

So you cannot keep your car street legal if you remove the drivers airbag.

That being said...cops might not even notice....or they might.

Your call if you want to take the risk.

Leave it to Random to Needlessly complicate things.
 

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well with that being said, I think that I'm gonna have to wait on the steering wheel. <img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle> Thanks for the replies <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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I would like to make a suggestion. If you want to save a buck I would really consider purchasing an Ichibahn steering wheel. I have a flat bottm steering wheel on both my 2001 Elantra and 2003 Tib and there is no better feeling than a smaller diameter wheel. I can get you pricing if you call my shop...(562)462-9052 M.-F.pst
Oh yeah, Your going to need a hub adapter and I have found that Sparco Mitsubishi hubs fit the best on Hyundais.<img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>

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