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Modified Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by NoTDI, Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. NoTDI

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    Today I breifly saw inside of a M3 from my car and the steering wheel was missing the top half! Is that legal? Has anyone seen other examples in other cars?
    Otherwise the car was gorgeous from the back. Really clean lines and classy. I also liked the 19s which seemed to fill the wheel wells fairly good.
     
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  2. TheMaverick

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    Picture or it didn't happen...
     
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    You have to zoom in the small back window
    You can see the hand also can see the tesla logo on the steering wheel. There is nothing above where the hand is on the steering wheel
     

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  4. NoTDI

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    My girl friend has it on her Brimmer
    Jk from internet!
     

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    No, it’s the inside of that pillar that block the view so that you don’t see the top of the steering wheel.


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  7. JeffK

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    This would make it more like the original Model 3 drawing... Wait until you see the real steering controls and system for the 3. It feels like a spaceship.

    Look at all the effort to keep the dash clean and increase your view in front of you, only to have it partially blocked by the top of the steering wheel...
     
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    He's not basing it off the picture, he's saying he was actually there so I'm betting he had a better view at one time or another.

    Who knows, it could have been an abandoned RC... or a future option...
     
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    Exciting @NoTDI. I always thought the steering wheel was the ugliest part of this beautiful car so I'd welcome something new.

    (Now get more pics because I agree with the posters above that your pic doesn prove anything actually.)
     
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    Exactly
     
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    This was a registered car.
     
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    I think that would be really cool and a modification that has crossed my mind in the past, but I think in reality that it is probably an optical delusion. However, in this picture there is this unique stitching on the wheel (seen on other makes) that does suggest the possibility for yoke style steering at some time in the future.
    [​IMG]

    That's good to know. The 18" wheels will be the same O.D. outside diameter as the 19" wheels, so they should fill the wheel well equally well.
     
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    Does the same hold true to our avatar pictures? If you don't have a picture....you don't exist.
     
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    Was this the guy you saw driving it? If so I am guessing he potentially does have a new wheel.

    Tesla-Model-3-Franz-von-Holzhausen.jpg

    Picture from Motor Trend
     
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    Yeah, it looks like to me the top of the wheel was blocked by the pillar. I'm just glad they went with the 3-spoke, and not that hideous 2-spoke design that was on the early prototypes.
     
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    There was speculation in the past that the top of the steering wheel might have a small display or lighting built-in but I haven't heard anything on that for a while.

    I found BMW has tried this:
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    LOL you got me there bud, I need to update it! ;)
     
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    Correct, the original sketches for the 3 did show a wheel like that. I'm skeptical that is what the OP actually saw and the view was just blocked by the B or C pillar.

    However, the current production wheel does seem somewhat suspiciously unfinished and bland.....and would be an easy retrofit for any existing production...let the speculation frenzy commence...

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