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Since I put an RS4 flat-bottom wheel in my 2009 S5, and led the charge for Audi to begin offering them in the US as well, I will have nothing less. But alas, no S-line for our Q3 yet (prolly next year as initial sales volume yield), so ...

In the works also (along with eCode rear tail lamps -amber turns) even before my car gets here - it will have this :



Whooee for my eyes and hands :D - what I see and touch every time I'm in the car.
 
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Flat bottom steering wheel sounds awesome. Hopefully you can post up a picture for us. How much does one of these things run?
 

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Great choice on steering wheel! Do you have a picture of the setup?
See pic above - If by 'setup' you mean in the car, not yet, my car's ETA is late Oct :(
 

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Flat bottom steering wheel sounds awesome. Hopefully you can post up a picture for us. How much does one of these things run?
Also - see pic above, as for cost - figure $1K or so :crying: but ultimately worth it over the life of the car IMHO...
 

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Also - see pic above, as for cost - figure $1K or so :crying: but ultimately worth it over the life of the car IMHO...
I'm not sure if it's just me but the picture isn't showing up, and i've tried in 2 different browsers.

anyone else unable to see the picture?
 

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I see it, but perhaps cuz it's just my own post ...from my own pic in my own album on THIS forum ???

Admin?? A little help??
 

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Yea I can't see the photo either. I really like the idea of the flat bottom steering wheel. One thousand dollars isn't terribly expensive but its not chump change either. Not sure if I am willing to pay that much for one.

Hopefully you can figure out how to get this picture up for us to see.
 

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Can you see my garage pics - I can now, and I've added a pic of the wheel there too ...

Click on the Q3 garage and you'll be brought to my garage where you can see the other pics -
 

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I don't have an ad-blocker running and I see them ...
 

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What was the final cost of this steering wheel? I wanna order one this week
 

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I saw it said around a thousand bucks in the thread but is that including installation? Do dealerships do things like this?
 

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Installation is about 30 minutes, which includes a scan and coding of the new wheel and airbag - so figure that into whatever labor rate you're using. Your dealer shouldn't have any issue with this - it's an Audi part - but beware and careful with your purchase. There's about 288 different combinations of leather (3 types), thickness (3 types), buttons (4 types), paddles or not (finish and size of paddles), so be sure you're dealing with someone who knows these pretty well. Your new Q3 uses the latest (until the 2016 models get turned loose) style of wheel and airbag for the line (except TT and R8), so you don't have to buy a new airbag (just swap yours over). If you need help with confirming before you buy, PM me...
 
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I hate my Q3 steering wheel. It's like a bus wheel. I love the flat-bottom wheel, I thought that was what I was getting.

Thanks for the info above.
 

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I hate my Q3 steering wheel. It's like a bus wheel. I love the flat-bottom wheel, I thought that was what I was getting.

Thanks for the info above.
Sorry - it's pretty clear in the brochure which wheel is in the Sport Package - btw, there's a nice one on ebay right now for around $530 (item no 251760893569) - a real STEAL ...
 

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Installation is about 30 minutes, which includes a scan and coding of the new wheel and airbag - so figure that into whatever labor rate you're using. Your dealer shouldn't have any issue with this - it's an Audi part - but beware and careful with your purchase. There's about 288 different combinations of leather (3 types), thickness (3 types), buttons (4 types), paddles or not (finish and size of paddles), so be sure you're dealing with someone who knows these pretty well. Your new Q3 uses the latest (until the 2016 models get turned loose) style of wheel and airbag for the line (except TT and R8), so you don't have to buy a new airbag (just swap yours over). If you need help with confirming before you buy, PM me...
Great tip, i'm sure this will save some folks a lot of running around and dealing with what they don't need to be dealing with, approaching the process with this knowledge.
 
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