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Does anyone have experience with 13" Nardi 3 spoke perforated leather steering wheels? I'm looking at all black version. Any thoughts on 13" vs larger 14" or 15" inch steering wheels? I currently have a 16" rosewood and it seems huge in the car. I have power steering.

I greatly appreciate feedback about this or other similar steering wheels you like.

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I have a 16" that feels a little big (huge!), but I don't have power steering (yet), so I need every bit of it. I had a 14" and it almost felt like I was playing a video game, so I wouldn't want to go any less than that personally, but again my car is non-power steering.
 

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I just installed some seats from ProCar and now with my 15" Searing Wheel it's difficult to get in and out of the car. I read that the ProCar seat put you up a little higher?

I have this 13.5 Wheel being delivered on Friday, will post some pictures once I get it. I'm hoping it's not too small looking.

Amazon.com: Grant 213 Classic Wood Steering Wheel with Rivets: Automotive

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Anything under a 15” is going to start blocking the gauges on a ‘69. If you don’t have stock gauges not an issue.

I measured my wife’s steering wheel in her ‘17 Acadia because I liked the size. 15”. I like my 15” wheel in the car, it feels right sized. Check out Forever Sharp. This is an old picture.


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Anything under a 15” is going to start blocking the gauges on a ‘69. If you don’t have stock gauges not an issue.

I measured my wife’s steering wheel in her ‘17 Acadia because I liked the size. 15”. I like my 15” wheel in the car, it feels right sized. Check out Forever Sharp. This is an old picture.


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Very nice! Thanks for the Forever Sharp tip, I think I see something I like.
 

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Here's what I see when I'm behind the wheel.



Here's a better shot, shows the proportion of this size wheel in the interior better.

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Granted, I got rid of the ugly '69 Dash Module and that allowed a better grouping. The '67-68 has a much nicer layout to start with. But I've got a '69 and I like big, maximum sweep gauges (SpeedHut). The Wheel is a MOMO D36 which is about 14-1/8" at the widest. Its fractionally smaller top to bottom. Tried 350mm didn't like it... too small. Anything over 14-1/4" seems too big to me. Its all personal taste.

Mike

Edit: Randy... if you haven't messed with aftermarket wheels before, I wrote up my conversion here: MOMO STEERING WHEEL
 

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The 14" wood without studs duplicates the original look and is a good quality from NPD or Ricks. Duplicates the 67-68 depth. Get a tilt to go with it.
 

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I went to a Forever Sharp 15" wheel, it allows me to see my stock gauges. Easy installation also.8
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Here's what I see when I'm behind the wheel.



Granted, I got rid of the ugly '69 Dash Module and that allowed a better grouping. The '67-68 has a much nicer layout to start with. But I've got a '69 and I like big, maximum sweep gauges (SpeedHut). The Wheel is a MOMO D36 which is about 14-1/8" at the widest. Its fractionally smaller top to bottom. Tried 350mm didn't like it... too small. Anything over 14-1/4" seems too big to me. Its all personal taste.

Mike

Edit: Randy... if you haven't messed with aftermarket wheels before, I wrote up my conversion here: MOMO STEERING WHEEL
Thanks Mike! That looks pretty cool! I'm still rocking the stock gauges and they look pretty dull compared to yours. I appreciate the link to your project, that's going to be handy when I swap the wheel. I went with the 14" Forever Sharp black leather half wrap.
 

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The 14" wood without studs duplicates the original look and is a good quality from NPD or Ricks. Duplicates the 67-68 depth. Get a tilt to go with it.
I have my eye on the tilt column, my Finance Minister (wife) is throttling my spending spree! LOL
 

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Randy, the seats are from a 96 Camaro, the rear is original 69. Bought the set from Camaro Central
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I'm more about the performance than period correct, so with my 10:1 steering box and the 13.8" wheel
my hands aren't all over the place like they would be with a larger wheel and a slower box when negotiating a tight course.
Work's for me on the freeway @ 90mph+just fine , you just need to be comfortable with it.
Not to mention the leg/knee room for full size men. :)
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14" Grant I believe with Ididit tilt column. With my 16:1 manual Z box is OK when moving but not much fun standing still.
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I have to agree with some of the earlier points made if you're car's a 69. I needed something that felt bigger than the rosewood wheel and I went with a thicker, 16" dia. allowing me to view the speedo & tach. Also the wheel is shallower depth wise putting it away from me a bit. Steering wheel2 3.jpg
 
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