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Old 12-02-2015, 11:57 PM
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what is the price range of these wheels?
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Flat bottomed wheels you make the rocking world go round......
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Originally Posted by smajicek View Post
what is the price range of these wheels?
Anywhere from REALLY expensive to UNBELIEVABLY expensive.
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Originally Posted by Always Red Dave View Post
What is the advantage of having a flat bottom steering wheel over a round one besides leg room?
As others have mentioned, it looks cool. Also, I believe that the new Camaro will have a flat-bottomed wheel, and it wouldn't do to have C7 lagging in this regard. This plus the need to slightly "refresh" each new model year's cars probably explains it.
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A greater sense of occasion heightening the tactile sensation of driving versus other cars. You buy a Vette to feel sensations well above average cars and squared off wheels adds a bit more driving stimulation

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Originally Posted by Z06 1of38 View Post

New....Much better looking, better ergonomics, not boring.
And that leather horn pad, S2T paddle shifters and the CF bezel is like ****!
Now that wheel looks awesome. As far as saving room, how much are we talking about? 1 inch? Inch and a half? I guess since my 3LT has easy exit it isn't a must have for space or ease of entry but for looks its a great way to customize the interior.
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6'3" disable bulkhead limit switch + flat bottom = extemely worthwhile mods


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Old 12-03-2015, 09:32 AM
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More leg room and it looks better IMHO.
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I didn't even know my car was coming in with a flat bottom wheel until about the time it arrived the other day. I do find it a bit strange making sharper turns like in parking lots, and would rather have a round one, if given a choice. But it's only a minor problem. I guess it does look a bit cooler.
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Many cars have steering wheels where the round outer rim is not concentric with the steering shaft, thus giving more leg room when the front wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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Originally Posted by smajicek View Post
what is the price range of these wheels?
The basic OEM flat bottom wheel can be purchased for around $260 from a forum parts supplier.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:42 PM
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Many cars are coming with them now. My son's VW Golf (not diesel) has a flat bottom steering wheel also.
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Originally Posted by a striper View Post
You can also use it to determine if the wheel is straight on corner exit while watching the road.
Yeah ! put a level on the bottom of it and you know your wheel is properly positioned when going straight... but don;'t do when driving!
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Originally Posted by Always Red Dave View Post
What is the advantage of having a flat bottom steering wheel over a round one besides leg room?
It is for fat old farts like me to get in and out, and not have belly rubbing the steering wheel while driving.

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Old 12-03-2015, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Always Red Dave View Post
So why the change on all 2016 C7's to the flat bottom steering wheel? I have never owned a vette with a flat bottom steering wheel and am wondering if it feels different to hold onto?
The same reason they left the paddles on the manual cars, homogenizing parts makes production cheaper. The Z06 got a flat bottom wheel, so now they were making two different wheels, put the flat bottom in base/z51 cars and boom back to one part. And the Camaro SS will be getting it too. Parts bin is cheaper than making a new part.
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Originally Posted by The_Fake_Stig View Post
The same reason they left the paddles on the manual cars, homogenizing parts makes production cheaper. The Z06 got a flat bottom wheel, so now they were making two different wheels, put the flat bottom in base/z51 cars and boom back to one part. And the Camaro SS will be getting it too. Parts bin is cheaper than making a new part.
What are the paddles used for on the M7?
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Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
What are the paddles used for on the M7?
Turn on/off Rev match.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by The_Fake_Stig View Post
The same reason they left the paddles on the manual cars, homogenizing parts makes production cheaper. The Z06 got a flat bottom wheel, so now they were making two different wheels, put the flat bottom in base/z51 cars and boom back to one part. And the Camaro SS will be getting it too. Parts bin is cheaper than making a new part.
Best answer I have seen so far makes a lot of sense.
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