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    Is the vxr steering wheel smaller than the standard sri wheel? I'm not exactly small and would like a bit more leg room round the wheel. also would an astra vxr wheel work(radio controlls)? and would the standard airbag fit into it? thanks.

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    does you car have 3+3 buttons on wheel or scroll type buttons?

    if you have 3+3, then you cant fit vxr wheel.
    if you have scrolls then you can fit even astra wheel

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    yeah it's the scroll ones. but is it smaller and will my airbag fit?

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    your airbag will fit, but i can't tell anything about size unfortunately...
    i know just that it is much fatter and feels somewhat better in hand

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    The VXR wheel will need a facelift airbag mate, as yours will be a different shape...

    on the plus side your airbag will probably have two plugs on it, so will fit without any modification...

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    how difficult would it be to swap over to the three button on a vxr steering wheel? I figure you might need to change the wiring over, which wouldnt be too hard. Is the surround a different size? Because thats the only thing I could see getting in the way.

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    You CAN fit the VXR wheel onto a prefacelift with the 3 button controls, as a couple of people have done it. Not sure on the details but it does need a bit of wiring stuff done to it...

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    I didn't notice much difference in size to be honest.

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    penfold i think that he has facelift steering wheel since he has got new buttons?
    maybe i'm wrong..
    anyway, to fit the airbag you will have to have such steering wheel already.

    ben, i think that the shape and size of the radio control buttons and the plastic bit they are clipped on are different..
    airbag is also completely different.. that means that you'd have to modify both the radio controls and the airbag, too much imo

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    if it's not going to be any smaller don't think i'll bother. thanks for the info tho.

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