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Old 07-07-2009, 16:17
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07 C8 Steering wheel Swap with 09??

I have a client with a 2007 C8 Laviolette. He wants to to have the 2009 steering wheel installed. Does anyone know if this is possible & are there any issues that one may come across when doing the swap?? Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-07-2009, 16:48
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The 2007 steering wheel has no airbag and the 2009 steering does have one. Don't know if you can retrofit an airbag. Must be quite some work.
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Old 07-07-2009, 16:50
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I have been in touch with the factory engineers and it is to costly to retrofit a airbag steering wheel into the older cars.
You should send forum member rhyno a p.m. he knows obviously more about this subject
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Old 07-07-2009, 16:51
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I believe that it can be done, it is however labor intensive. Have them contact Vinny Russo (After Sales Manager) if they would like more specifics.
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Old 07-07-2009, 21:37
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It has taken almost a year to get this anwser but I have just got the news that Yes it can be done! It is time consuming and costly but can be done. I do not know how much it will cost yet but Vinny should be able to tell us.

Vinny can you let us know? If not on here can you PM me?

Thanks
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Old 09-07-2009, 00:33
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you guys are going the wrong way... you need to install the 2004/2005 wheel... =)
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Old 26-07-2009, 13:54
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The 2007 steering wheel has no airbag and the 2009 steering does have one. Don't know if you can retrofit an airbag. Must be quite some work.
That depends if you want it to be working or not
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:04
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I talked to Vinny and yes you can install a airbag wheel on cars that do not come with them. Some cars are easy because they are pre-wired for the airbag and some are not pre-wired.

162 came pre-wired from the factory for the airbag but did not have a airbag wheel. This car had the conversion done and it cost's around $5,000 USD

Older cars that are not pre-wired could be converted BUT it would be very costly and the whole interior would have to be removed in order for the chassis to be wired properly.

If you are interested in doing this conversion then contact Vinny and he will find out if your car is pre-wired or not.
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Old 21-09-2009, 22:29
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I'd say sell your Spyker and get a new one with an airbag already installed if you REALLY want one. The cost part of this is insane...
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Old 22-09-2009, 02:34
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Not to mention the Liability Issues that come with adding air bags to a car that did not come with them originally.
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