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Larger aftermarket steering wheel

I like my (380mm?) diameter stock Carrera four spoke steering wheel, but would like a thicker grip. Most aftermarket, Momo Prototipo etc. seem to be ~350mm and the larger versions are apparently collector items.

Other than having my stock wheel rewrapped with a thicker grip, are there any other aftermarket wheels available in a larger (stockish) diameter?

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Some older MOMO wheels come in 370mm, which I personally prefer over the 350mm ones.
There's the Nicky Lauda one, and a Rally (looks a bit like a Prototipo in suede with a slight dish), and probably some others.
They are still out there for reasonable prices if you take your time.
There might be a Sparco or Nardi too in 370mm.
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another approach is go with 350 but use eccentric hub adapter,, i did and can see my gauges much better
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OMP has some 380mm wheels.
None as nice as the Prototipo though, IMO.
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Another possibility is the Porsche 930S wheel, which is 360mm (so also a bit larger than the current Prototipo). I have this wheel and like it a lot; nice thick grip, and visibility is not an issue, really.
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I agree the 930s wheel is very nice. Night and day better than the stock wheel. Visibility is better than a 350mm wheel, but you still have to peer around it to see all the gauges somewhat.
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We've been beating on Momo to produce a vintage looking 380mm wheel for awhile. There was a thread that Pelican started a few years back...
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I have the 930S wheel and it's can't be any better for me.
My hands hurt after a while on the track and being thicker and bigger helps a lot.
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These ones are like hen's teeth, but comfortable, and together with the eccentric mount, seeing the gauges is much improved!
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I replaced the stock wheel in our 930 with a Victor in 380. Love it.
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I agree the 930s wheel is very nice. Night and day better than the stock wheel. Visibility is better than a 350mm wheel, but you still have to peer around it to see all the gauges somewhat.
Get the offset mounting piece, it makes gauge visibility a non issue.
Installed on my 930S wheel, love it!
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now on my wish list, thanks uwanna
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Here’s the Victor Spezial

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I have this Moto Lita in Black in 380mm. It replaced a 350 Proto Tipo. https://www.moto-lita.co.uk/steering-wheels/mark-four-leather-rim-dished/
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Guys, the diameter isn't just about gauge visibility. A bigger wheel gives you more leverage. It makes a difference when you're tracking the car. It can make for a long day if you're sawing a tiny steering wheel for a couple of hours.

Years ago I remember hearing one of Jackie Stewart's stories about his first Trans-Am series race in a prepped Camaro. He looked in the car, saw the large diameter steering wheel and said, "Look at the size of that wheel!" After hot lapping, he pulled into the pits and asked the crew chief, "Have you got a bigger wheel, Mate?"
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Here’s the Victor Spezial
All of a sudden the Victor flat spot makes perfect sense, nice wheel

What's the width of said Spezial?
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I've been driving with a 400mm Raid wheel this season and I really enjoy it. So much nicer on road trips.
Nice to know Jackie Stewart thinks the same.

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What's the width of said Spezial?[/QUOTE]

380mm = @ 15”
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Thanks all, there are some good suggestions here. In addition to gauge visibility, being of larger stature I find a smaller wheel uncomfortable after a while.

I know there were some Momo Monte Carlos and Cavallinos made in 380mm, the trouble is finding a nice one, at a reasonable price.
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For a 38 you can seek a Raid "3" KBA 70015 with boss/hub M90 (-73) or M92 (74-)
(looks similar to the 36 Raid "1" KBA 70006)

her it is when I used it in 2012





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