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    Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    Hello all. I'm considering replacing my Multi-Function steering wheel with a Sport Design steering wheel. It would also entail installing a multi-function stalk.

    Has anyone had a dealer do this, and if so, what am I looking at for the total cost (parts + labor)?
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    Re: Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    Quote Originally Posted by tvad View Post
    Hello all. I'm considering replacing my Multi-Function steering wheel with a Sport Design steering wheel. It would also entail installing a multi-function stalk.

    Has anyone had a dealer do this, and if so, what am I looking at for the total cost (parts + labor)?
    Are you doing this for the looks or the paddles?

    The Sports Design looks the best, but you can install the paddles aftermarket.

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    Re: Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    My dealer quoted around $1,000 for a non-multifunction to sport design swap... The multifunction would require some reprogramming, so plan on about $1,200.

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    Re: Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    Quote Originally Posted by coast1ja View Post
    My dealer quoted around $1,000 for a non-multifunction to sport design swap... The multifunction would require some reprogramming, so plan on about $1,200.
    Is $1200 inclusive of parts and labor?
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    Re: Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    Quote Originally Posted by BJR View Post
    ...you can install the paddles aftermarket.

    That's true, and it's a valid suggestion. I tend to not want to go aftermarket, though...primarily because I wonder how it would affect resale.
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    Re: Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    Quote Originally Posted by BJR View Post
    Are you doing this for the looks or the paddles?

    The Sports Design looks the best, but you can install the paddles aftermarket.

    For paddles, I doubt anybody would knock you for that, especially if you have the sport design wheel. Now a aftermarket radio or seats is something else.







    Quote Originally Posted by tvad View Post
    That's true, and it's a valid suggestion. I tend to not want to go aftermarket, though...primarily because I wonder how it would affect resale.

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    Re: Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    Sorry to necro-bump this thread, but has anyone does this? There's a CPO Cayman I'm interested in that has every option I want, but it has the awful multifunction wheel. I'd want to install the SportDesign steering wheel.

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    Re: Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    IMHO - I would call the local Porsche dealer and ask what the cost is with parts and labor...you do not want to screw around with a steering wheel and all of the electronics that are now in them...it may cost you more - but piece of mind is well worth it...
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    Re: Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    Also since it's sold from Porsche you can probably get them to do the swap for you...work it out in the deal


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    Re: Installing 981 Sport Design Steering Wheel?

    You might also want to note that you will need to add the lower right hand stalk for the MFD operation. The MFSW does not have this stalk.

    Also the Steering column casing will need to be replaced / modified as it does not have the hole for the lower right hand stalk.

    If you are just after the paddles if you have PDK the Techart mod is effective.

    If you are after the actual looks of the Sports Design wheel. It is rather a complicated change.
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