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Old 12-09-2015, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Z06 1of38 View Post
Cosmetics. If you get a properly designed one they are meatier and have different grab points molded into them where you hold the wheel.


Old.....plain and boring




New....Much better looking, better ergonomics, not boring.
And that leather horn pad, S2T paddle shifters and the CF bezel is like ****!
Much better looking!
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:35 PM
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If you still have the round steering wheel and are interested in having a flat-bottom steering wheel, we can get those for you!!


2014-2016 C7 Corvette Automatic Transmission Flat Bottom Steering Wheel Options




2014-2016 C7 Corvette Manual Transmission Flat Bottom Steering Wheel Options





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Old 12-09-2015, 07:42 PM
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Flat bottom adds about 15-20 HP...
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Originally Posted by KWC6 View Post
Flat bottom adds about 15-20 HP...
to the front wheels of a AMC Pacer.

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Originally Posted by Zymurgy View Post
The basic OEM flat bottom wheel can be purchased for around $260 from a forum parts supplier.
What forum supplier would that be please?
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
What forum supplier would that be please?
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Look at post #62
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Absolutely non, it's all about looks.
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I didn't even know I was getting a flat bottom wheel when I ordered.

Steering is a bit funky, but easy to get used to.

The bigger deal for me is my bad back. And with the flat bottom it is easier for me to get in the car as I hold onto the wheel to support myself dropping in. It's a bit harder to scrape the wheel bottom getting myself into the seat. Especially if I remember to leave the flat bottom tilted a bit towards my door.
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
Notice that the NASCAR Cup teams aren't worried about interior styling but functionality with their round steering wheels. If they thought if would help just .00001%, they would spend thousands implementing it.

yeah because NASCAR is leading edge. Check the F1 wheel.
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:12 AM
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Original concept was for heel/toe footwork room and overall leg room for aggressive road course driving.
It provides some nice legroom and good looks for us regular street drivers.
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Originally Posted by C7Jake View Post
6'3" disable bulkhead limit switch + flat bottom = extemely worthwhile mods

Jake I've seen the seat mod mentioned in many threads but the specifics are missing. Would you be able to comment on how much additional legroom and headroom you gained? Were you able to tell if you were crushing anything? Does the memory seat function bring the seat all the way back to where you left it? I've heard some people say it makes no difference so hearing what changed would be helpful.

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Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
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.
I measured the two OEM wheels this weekend. D bottom wheel gets you 1/2 in of clearance. I'm 6' 3", 200 lbs and every little bit helps.

Note for installers, steering bolt is a major PITA. I wouldn't use an impact wrench. Breaker bar. I started with an impact and stripped the bolt. It was really fun then, but got it out after several hours and ordered a new $3 bolt.
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Originally Posted by Steve_R View Post
It doesn't feel any different. How many times do you have one of your hands on that part of the wheel while driving? Probably never. In a street car there is no advantage except appearance.
If feels different when you make a tight turn. Here's my 2017 with high gloss carbon fiber lower trim steering wheel.
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A flat bottom steering wheel gives me a greater sense of occasion driving my C7. Its so different from driving my other cars' round wheels...a reminder that I'm driving a driving machine and enjoy the overall experience. Just a special feeling.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by chefcg1 View Post
Absolutely non, it's all about looks.
Provides more leg room getting in and out of the car. Also provides more leg room when driving with enthusiasm on a manual .
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:16 AM
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Wait, my car has a flat bottom wheel? lol (yes it does. that was sarcastic comment, don't go losing your minds...)

Yes, it's for leg room getting in and out, and I've never really noticed it when driving.
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:48 AM
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Mine gives me more space to get in and out of the car, so I appreciate it.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:55 PM
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