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 Post subject: MMC Steering Wheel? PICS!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:38 pm 

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Has anyone heard of this steering wheel brand "MMC"? I have one laying around and wanted to know a little about the maker. Any help will be appreciated. :wink:

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Mitsubishi Motor Corporation?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:48 pm 
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Mitsubishi Motor Corporation?


That would be it. It's a OEM Mitsubishi steering wheel. Pics?


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Will post pics of the steering wheel later today. Thanks fellas. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:48 pm 

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Here is the picture:

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The horn button has the MMC in red letters.
Still Mitsu Motor Company?

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If that is stock that is one hell of a stock wheel.

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Looks like an aftermarket wheel with MMC centre- but I'm nowhere near positive- like Ben, if that's std, that's very cool 8)

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Well, the previous owner had it and I just wanted to find out if its an aftermarket Steering wheel or OEM. Well, I guess if someone has any other clue let me know. :wink:

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The texture of the plastic part looks very oem, and the center cap I am pretty much sure is, but the six bolt design pretty much gaurantess its a universal aftermarket piece.

Good looking no mater what though!

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TSiSS350 wrote:
...but the six bolt design pretty much gaurantess its a universal aftermarket piece.


On another brand of car, the Momo steering wheels, that were factory option and higher trim level Japanese market specific, had the six bolt centers. They usually came with big rubber horn button center pieces. One racing edition used the same Momo steering wheel with the big rubber horn button removed and a small round horn button, very similar to the one pictured, and the exposed six mounting bolts for a racing look.

The difference between these wheels and the aftermarket ones is that aftermarket wheels were not available in the same rim diameter, and the center hubs used a cylindrical trim piece outside the mounting hub, instead of the accordion style that the aftermarket hubs have.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:28 pm 

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Thanks for the replies fellas. It would be cool for this wheel to a MOMO one :mrgreen: ..but either way I also like the way it looks. Any more insight is welcome is anyone else has more input on this rare wheel. :)

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This is an example of that Momo wheel in the race trim level.

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We are not generally familiar with it, but in the mid 80's, in the Japanese market, they sort of evolved from having specialty suppliers make OEM looking pieces, toward using off the shelf race like trim pieces. Seats that were licensed by Recaro went out, and LSB seats with Recaro in big embroidered letters went in. Pedals, shift knobs, alloy wheels, right out of the tuner catalog and into the showroom.

Later came the 20-30 page catalogs of factory authorized accessories available through the dealership, half a dozen different body kits, fake wood interior trim pieces, child seats, camping tents, lace seat cover doilies, cup holders that attach to every possible panel, mufflers, mood lights, and whatever they can think of.
The closest thing we have on this side of the ocean is the huge accessory selection for the Scion cars.


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I can't see the picture :cry: . You have some good insight there...thanks for sharing. :tu:

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Capital15 wrote:
I can't see the picture :cry:


Can't link to a geocities photo... :wink:

Here it is hosted elsewhere:

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Ah there it is...thanks Datsunfreak. By the way you have a take on this wheel?

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Capital15 wrote:
thanks Datsunfreak. By the way you have a take on this wheel?


That molded rubber grip sure looks OEM to me. Seen several cars with 6-bolt wheels as OEM fitment. As for where it came from, that is a mystery...


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8) Thanks to all that put forth their insight. :tu:

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