Cusco Sports Steering Wheel for the Toyota 86 Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ details
It my seem like we at Cusco are going all out on product development for the 86 parts, and we definitely are. We believe that this single chassis will change the way cars are enjoyed, especially by the younger generation.
Last year, we released three kinds of Sport Steering Wheels but had little chance of explaining to you what kind of engineering design is implemented behind it.
The steering wheel comes in 350mm, very similar in overall size with the factory unit, however much more enhancements are added to cater to aggressive driving.
Unfortunately, the Airbag is not included with the wheel but fortunately enough it was to keep the price at an affordable level. The factory airbag can be easily transferred to the new steering wheel very quickly. (Please follow factory service manual before tampering with any safety equipment!)
The steering wheel may look thicker than the factory version, and it is; designed for the perfect thickness and shape depending on the area of the wheel. The 3 and 9 o'clock position feature what we call a Gungrip, where both thumbs comfortably sit onto the intersection of the wheel.
The bottom 6 o'clock position of the steering wheel is designed flat so there will be more clearance for leg space inside the cabin. It also helps make getting in and out of the car easier for taller stature people.
Flat areas at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions of the steering wheel is for enhanced grip during heavy steering work. These small details become vital when you are precisely aiming the vehicle to hit that clipping point dead-on in the motorsport world of milliseconds and millimeters. When this area is flat rather than round, it provides better adhesion to the palm of the hand, enabling turning and gripping the wheel more effortless.
The Cusco steering wheel is in an overall "D shape" and the grip areas are made of high quality breathable leather. Certain areas of the wheel are oval-shaped and of various diameters solely to enhance better handle grip. The fitment for these wheels on the vehicle is 100% perfect, as expected from any product made by us.
Leather and Suede material Sport Steering Wheels are priced just under the Carbon Fiber version and is already available from any authorized Cusco Dealer. http://cuscousainc.com/distributor/ These also feature the red stitching and identical structural design as the Carbon version.
Carbon Fiber Sport Steering Wheel (PN 965 763 AC) $787.00 MSRP
Leather Sport Steering Wheel (PN 965 763 A) $654.00 MSRP
Suede Sport Steering Wheel (PN 965 763 AS) $654.00 MSRP