Momo Steering Wheel



Club 3

Monte Carlo








[5/2/2006] Reviewed by: Sonny Tu -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

350mm with 3 different types of leather (smooth, perforated, and suede) and is anatomically styled. Finish Line Performance Plug-n-Play Hub Adaptor w/Airbag Harness 90-97

Like others have said about the mod -- it is ridiculously simple if you use the hub adapter. It really makes the interior of the car look completely different while still making it look OEM. I really love the look & feel of this steering wheel. The hub adapter makes it so the airbag light doesn't go on. Included instructions were clear & concise. However, they should include adding a dab of Locktite to each steering wheel mounting screw so they don't vibrate loose over time.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Reviewed by: Stephen Edmondson

350mm Suede Leather on top, Perforated in Middle, and Smooth on bottom

Beautiful addition to any Miata interior, easier than I thought to install. Makes driving safer, more fun and classier than ever. Definitely one of the best additions you can do to spice up your car!

Reviewed by: Brian Leduc -

A beautiful, thick, non-airbag steering wheel. It is covered with three different types of leather (smooth, perforated, and suede) and is anatomically styled.

I recently went through the process of installing a Momo Champion steering wheel on my 94R. Although not as easy as I would have liked, it looks and feels beautiful. In addition to the wheel and hub adapter, you should probably buy the Momo Steering Wheel Spacer ($20) and a 3 Ohm resistor to defeat the airbag warning light (this applies to a 94R, I make no claims regarding other years of Miatae). The following are my tips for the install:

1. You need to make a rectangular hole in the base of the hub adapter, and unless you have access to a milling machine, I am not sure how you will be able to bore out a suitable hole in the hub adapter. If you were careful and had a drill press you could probably do it, but I am/have neither. It needs to be about 7/16th high, by about 11/16th wide so that a plastic protrusion that surrounds the three wires exiting the clock spring connector will fit into the hub adapter (you will know what I mean when you see it). You will also need to measure carefully to spot the hole properly. I have a friend that works for an Indycar (IRL) team. We did it at the race shop on one of their milling machines.

2. For me, the new wheel sat a bit too close to the turn signal and wiper stalks. As such, I ended up installing the wheel with the Momo Spacer. The downside of using the spacer is that, although it comes with longer screws, they are not long enough to properly attach the wheel if you plan to use the ground ring (a circular metal ring that provides a ground point for the horn wire). I ended up removing the ring and terminated the ground wire using a ring-style crimp-on connector, rather than a push-on style. You can then mount the ring-connector on one of the 6 screws that attach the wheel. I had to file a bit of metal away from the spacer for the ring-connector to fit between the hub adapter and the spacer.

3. I actually cut off the blue and orange connector for the airbag and horn wires. It will not fit through the hub adapter (I do not think that you could make the hole big enough without weakening the metal). To keep things clean, I actually installed quick-connect plugs on the bare wires. That way, if I ever sell the car and need to re-install the airbag/wheel, I will not need to do any additional splicing.

4. As for the airbag light, on my 94R I found that a 3 Ohm resistor will defeat it. YMMV. Simply install the resistor across the two airbag wires. I used crimp-ons as described above.

That said, the install looks mint. All my autocross buds and budettes were drooling over it (of course, this puts you in CSP). Since the wheel is 1" diameter smaller that stock, it does obscure the very top of the tach and speedo (I am 5'11"), but I can live with that. It really feels nice compared to the plastic stock wheel. Total cost was about $250 for the wheel, adapter, and spacer plus a steak dinner for my friend the Indycar mechanic!

Good Luck.

Momo Runner

[7/3/2000] Reviewed by George Oeser -

Applicable to '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Momo Runner - Leather, 360mm diameter, 3 spoke steering wheel with leather center cover that hides horn button. MazdaSpeed Hub - Steering wheel hub with resistor that fools the airbag sensor and keeps the warning light from staying on.

Printed instructions from on how to install steering wheel. Went very quickly and easily (took less than 30 minutes, and this is the first time I have replaced a steering wheel). No modifications were needed with the MazdaSpeed hub unlike a Momo hub, of course you pay more for the Airbag Mazda Speed hub, but I think it is worth it.

Ridiculously easy to install, me and a friend did it in less than 30 minutes. Looks amazing, changes the entire character of the interior. Except for the Momo logo you would never even know that it wasn't an OEM steering wheel. The MazdaSpeed hub is pricey, but it certainly makes things very easy, and no airbag light is wonderful.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Monte Carlo

[5/9/2001] Reviewed by: Greg thore -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Momo Monte Carlo steering wheel, all aluminum construction wrapped in fine Italian leather.

If you are looking to ditch that explosive device in you factory steering wheel, this is a truly awesome wheel, made the steering tighter and more responsive due to it's slightly smaller diameter, It enhanced the overall appearance of my interior.

Best steering wheel for the Miata, get yours from R-Speed 1-888-551-0025.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

[12/2/2000] Reviewed by: Kevin Richard - 

Applicable to: '90 - '97

350mm steering wheel.

This installation was very easy, as my 1991 is a Canadian model with no air bag. Installation took only about 15 minutes (It took me a while to find my 22mm socket). Very straight-forward installation. Wheel feels great, hands naturally gravitate to 3 and 9 position. It's also a bit thicker than stock wheel. Quality is excellent.

Regretfully noticed after install that Grant sells an almost identical wheel for half the price (though MOMO center cap looks "cooler").

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Momo Monte Carlo 300mm

Reviewed by: Alan Ling -

Black leather Momo steering wheel. 300 mm in diameter. Thick leather covered wheel. Momo hub adapter.

The wheel is really easy to install. Remove the original steering wheel horn cover (3 set screws) and then the steering wheel locking nut. This requires a good torque wrench or 1/2 inch drive socket handle. The locking nut is very tight - especially if your car is 10 years old. The hardest part is the removal of the original wheel. I banged mine off (I was frustrated and anxious to get it on - not recommended get a steering wheel puller!). Eventually I got the wheel off without damaging the car or my face. Neighbors were amused by the show. The Momo hub adapter fits like a glove. Route the wire for the horn. Connect the horn switch (little Momo hub emblem - Miata and Mazda ones are available in different colours but I was too cheap and did not want to attract too much attention. Use the silver grounding plate which comes with the hub adapter. It is made a little shallower than the plate which is packed with the wheel. The instructions are vague - and Italian! The steering wheel affixes to the adapter with 6 <review cut off>

The wheel feels great. It is really thick. Your hand automatically go to the 3 and 9 position. You can almost turn 90 degrees with out moving your hands (I don't have power steering). I had wanted the small 300mm wheel for years. I feel like and Indycar or F1 driver with the tiny wheel. Looks great. Downsides - I am 6 feet tall and now can't see the speedometer or tach. The wheel is too small. Its a sacrifice. Shorter drivers should not have a problem. I got a good deal on the wheel and it is much nicer than my beat up stock wheel. It was starting to crack at the top and become worn. I recommend using a Club to protect the steering wheel. I use an original Club and the handle fits under the parking brake lever. Can't lower the parking brake or steer the car! My advice is to buy the 330 mm sized wheel. It will not decrease the dash visibility as much. The 300 mm feel really crisp and makes all the other cars steering wheels feel like bus wheels.


[4/20/2004] Reviewed by: Sho Torii -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 +

The 320mm Momo "Corse" steering wheel with the Finishline hub adapter. The Corse is one of very few 320mm Momo steering wheels still available in the United States today. I originally wanted a 320mm "Race" wheel, but settled with the Corse after learning that the 320mm Races were no longer imported into the U.S. The Corse is almost identical to the Race in design except that the Corse has black spokes and non-perforated, black leather grip to the Race's silver spokes and perforated leather grip.

The Corse, just like any other Momo wheels, looks gorgeous and feels just right in my hands. At 5'10", the small 320mm sized rim blocks the top 1/4 of the Tach and Speedo from my view when I take the driving position. However, this is not really an issue to me since I can still see the needles. The only things that are blocked from view are the numbers on the gauge faces which I don't really need to know the RPM and cruising speed. On the other hand, I will have to be careful with my turn signals because the signal indicators in the gauge cluster are completely blocked from my view. I will just have to make sure that I turned off the signal after each lane change, etc.

The installation was a breeze thanks to the Finishline hub adapter and the pointers that I found in Forum. The Finishline plug-and-play adapter totally eliminates the needs to cut and splice the wires. Not only does this feature make the job much easier, it allows the mod to be reversible. This adapter costs about $120, which is twice as much as the generic adapters. However, I believe it's worth every extra penny. I am glad that I chose the Corse over the Race now. While the Race is very elegant and I still like the design a lot, I think the Corse makes my cockpit look more racy and purposeful. I recommend the Corse to anyone who wnats a 320mm Momo wheel but do not want to go through the hassle to source one from an overseas vendor.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

[11/15/2001] Reviewed by: K. Roeder -

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Momo Wheels & Adaptor: Momo Race (350mm), Momo Corse (320mm)w/ Finishline Hub Adaptor

The steering wheel is where your hands contact the car. I think you will find a Momo wheel custom fit to your purpose is superior in feel, fit (to your hands), geometry, & function to a Miata stock wheel. The Finishline hub makes the installation a no brainer. Both the Momo Race & Corse (my favorites) are very fine products groomed w/ the best Italian leather & fit my hands like a glove. Installing the Finishline hub adaptor required no permanent modification of wiring unlike the Momo hub. No wheel spacer is needed. A no fuss, clean job. The hub rings to secure the horn to wheel were a mystery at 1st (Iím going to speak to Finishline about improving instructions on this step) but were no problem after examining the Momo hub parts. Feels so right!

You really need to drive Momo (gets 5 stars). No airbag though.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

[2/8/2000] Reviewed by Tim Biggs -

Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

This is an extremely attractive three-spoke steering wheel wrapped in leather. The spokes taper as they approach the rim, are black and posess a solid look without being chunky. The rim has thumb groves worked into the 9 and 3 positions and the grip is fattened at the 10 and 2 positions.

 The installation thanks to Kieth Tanner and the fact my car is non-airbag equiped, was a breeze. Un-bolt the old wheel, line up the new one, connect the horn wire and viola, a new wheel.

I was fortunate to have a yellow Momo horn button already as the Corse has yellow lettering. The combo is gorgeous and the over-all feel of the wheel really adds to the driving experience. I looked at this as a tough job but it only took 45 minutes (and the majority was figuring out how to make the horn work). Dremeling the signal inerupter was not nessecary. It may be different for airbagers but this was a snap! The absolute last word in connectedness where feel is concerned. Highly recommended!

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Reviewed by: Todd Barker -

Very nice leather wheel.

Wheel is available in 2 sizes, 320mm and 350mm (stock wheel is 365mm as a reference) The wheel does not come with a hub kit. If you call Momo USA, they will tell you that there is no kit for a miata since they do not condone the removal of an airbag. If you call Momo Canada, the will give you the kit # since some canadian miata's do not have airbags :) The instructions with the hub kit were printed in german :) This was a chalange, but the pictures helped out.

#1 I'm not going to explain how to remove the airbag. If you really want to know, look at the archives and you will find all the info you need, or contact me directly.

#2 One note about the airbag, once the old wheel has been removed, you will need to cut off the blue/orange connector. It will no longer be needed, and it will not fit through the hub (see below). Once cut, there will be 3 wires shown, re-attach the battery and ground each wire, one at at time till the horn sounds. Now attach the other two wires left over together. This makes the airbag brain think the bag is still connected. Otherwise it goes "Beep Beep Beep" :)

#3 The Momo hub kit you will need is model #5702. It will need to be modified if you have/had an airbag installed. I drilled two 3/8 inch holes side by side near the bottom of the hub. This allows the black plastic wiring harness thing to pass though the hub. Otherwise, you have to cut the black thing apart. That sounded too messy for me :)

#4 When you install the steering wheel, make sure you mount the wheel to the hub first. Otherwise, you'll have to remove the hub and try again cause the hub might have looked staight, but it wasn't (the instructions show you putting the hub on first)

Overall the install took me about 2 hours, but i was really worried about the removal of the airbag. The modifications and install of the new wheel only took me about 40 minutes total.

Once installed straight (ha ha), the wheel feels great. I purchased the 320mm wheel. Some people might not like it cause it's a little small, but all we really need to see is the tach, right?

When driving, I feel like I have more control with the wheel now. With the stock wheel, it felt almost too easy to turn at times (probably due to the power steering), but the Momo wheel feel strong and I don't realize I have power steering at all.

Would I install it again? Yes, in a heartbeat. If your worried about not seeing all the gauges, I would recommend the 350mm wheel. I've been told it does not interfere with your ability to see the gauges.

Momo Competition Steering wheel

[10/16/2001] Reviewed by: john "fig" newton -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

350mm 3-spoke perforated leather steering wheel, black spokes, black anodized cover surrounding the horn button in the center.

This is the steering wheel I've been looking for all my life. I installed on my '99 Sport using the Finishline adapter, and it was a piece of cake. I also have a MoMo "MonteCarlo", but like the Competition a lot better. What I like is the thickness of the wheel and the grippiness of the perforated leather compared with the smooth.

I really like that it doesn't have the molded in hand grip areas at 2 and 10 position. This way, you have a perfectly same diameter to grip all around the wheel. I autocross, and that's handy when you're doing pin turns that require moving your hands on the wheel beyond the crossed-elbow 180 degrees of wheel travel. I'm using the Sparco blue anodized horn surround instead of the black one that came with the wheel, as it matches the other blue anodized trim in the car, incl the blue anodized/perf leather MoMo "AirRace" shift knob. Very striking. If I couldn't get another one, you'd never be able to get this one away from me. Super addition to the car that I highly recommend. fig

Not an installed item

[8/28/2000] Reviewed by Kevin Morrison -

Applicable to '90 - '97

This is a black leather 3-spoke steering wheel with a black metal accents and a center horn button. It's similar to the Champion, but with black instead of silver. Purchased from Finishline Performance.

This is probably my favorite modification to the car. The thickness of the wheel is perfect and the shape of it makes your hands fit in exactly the right positions for driving. It fits in perfectly with my R-package's interior.

It took quite a while to find a hub adapter, as the 323 adapter that is usually used for Miatas was on back order for months at the time. I ended up using a hub adapter for an RX-7, and the result was very good.

The only downside to this wheel is (depending on your perspective) it's a little smaller and may block the top of the gauges if you're tall, and you lose the airbag. Well worth it in my opinion, as it really improves the connection between car and driver and enhances not only the appearance but also the driving experience of the Miata.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage


Momo "Jet" Steering wheel

[7/5/2005] Reviewed by: Keith Kimble -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Black (in my case--silver gray also available) 360 mm three-spoke steering wheel. Finished in black leather/black perforated leather, matte black paint (on spokes), and subtle black carbon-fiber trim. Also ordered "F1 Concept" center hub/horn button at a bargain price, but used standard included hub/horn button--thought it looked better.

Just installed.

Installation was easier than I expected, although more time-consuming (surprise, surprise). By far the hardest part was disconnecting wiring for the airbag (see my review of Finish Line adaptor hub for tips). Once that's done, it's a snap. My 13 year old, never previously removed wheel came off easily with just a little rocking. Wheel is a trifle smaller (in diameter) and thicker than the stock wheel. This may create a problem for instrument visibility for taller drivers depending on seat height and fore/aft position. I lose from about 11 o'clock to about 1 o'clock on tach and speedo. No visibility problems with old wheel, same seats. I'm 5'11, riding in Nakamaes all the way up and all the way back (probably just a hair lower than stock). I like the feel and looks of the wheel (goes with carbon fiber on Momo shift knob, Momo e-brake, and homemade auxiliary instrument cluster panel in center dash). I would strongly advise you to purchase your Momo wheel (or other Momo accessories) from a vendor, or from an approved Momo internet vendor (check Momo's website)--got nothing but BS from the first clowns I ordered wheel from (Arizona, flashy website, etc.--got it?).

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


[5/2/2003] Reviewed by: Caroline Bishop -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

This is a simple three-spoke non-airbag steering wheel, vinyl with two leather thumb tabs.

I installed this on my NA in the parking lot at work one evening. I used the Finish Line hub adapter, which I highly recommend. Installation required removal of the stock steering wheel and airbag. From there, install was a breeze; the hardest part was lining up the steering wheel with the wheels, but that was only my inexperience. The wheel is great; smaller in diameter than factory, but with a thick meaty grip. It's an entry-level MOMO, with only two small leather tabs; it looks like a vinyl wheel, but is nonethless well constructed and is easy to take care of.

A tall person may have a problem seeing the tops of the gauges with this wheel. I'm short, so I don't. It does come in a pletohra of colors; I just like black.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

[1/18/2003] Reviewed by: Luke -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 +

Aftermarket Steering Wheel with adapter hub

Installation was very tedious. I downloaded the help in the product review sections, but it still took me about a 1/2 hour to really figure out what exactly was going on, and how I should go about putting it on. Installation took me about 2 hours, but would only take me about 30 minutes if I had to do it again.

Very, very nice. I know that I really didn't make any performance improvments to the car, but it sure feels like it. Handling is soo much tighter in corners, and it feels like steering effort has been greatly decreased. It also looks really good in the car. I have a 91 silver, and the silver in the center goes extremely well with the paint. I was going to get the Champion, but I didn't like the slight gold tint to it. I'm glad I didn't, becuase I don't think that it would match as good as this one does. The wheel feels perfect to my hands. The leather is in the right spots, and it seems to fit my hands very naturally. I'm 6'3, and I don't really have any problems seeing the dash. I always kind of lounge in my car, though, with my knees on the dash, so maybe that's why. I couldn't really see over the OEM steering wheel when it was installed and I was sitting up, so I'm not going to worry if I can see over this one.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

[1/20/2002] Reviewed by: Jerry Nataloni -

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

leather and aluminum shift knob

I ordered this product with a Momo elegance boot from espeedup in Italy. The total was $85 US with shipping but took about a month to get here. Installation was easy. I put the top down, sat in the midle of the car, and just jammed it on. I haven't encountered any problems with it coming loose, and I think that is because of how much force I used getting it on.

This shifter is larger than the voodoo knobs and makes you feel like you have a nice chunk of metal in your hands. It gives the interior an upscale european look. Every place I looked were selling these knobs for $80-90. For that money I wouldn't buy it, but you can't beat it for $35.

Under 5 minutes to remove

MOMO race steering wheel

[7/7/2001] Reviewed by: chris tran -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 +

350mm leather steering wheel

one of the hardest decisions i had to make, as far as modifications, was whether i wanted the Momo Champion with the suede or the Momo Race with all leather. i have no specific reasons for choosing the race, but I'm sure neither one would be a disappointment. when i replaced the bulky stock steering wheel with this beautiful piece of work it was like the car got a face lift---looked totally different. looks sporty, feels sporty, it IS sporty! my hands are always comfortable on this steering wheel. a normal 15 min. run to the store can now spontaneously turn into a 2-3 hour cruise!!!

IMHO, this has got to be a "must have" for every sports car enthusiast.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


[12/27/2001] Reviewed by: Gavin Allen -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Leather and Alluminium wheel

This product looks and feels great! It is easy to instal and easy to remove. Unfortunatly after I had installed the wheel and sat in the car, I couldn't see the top half of the instrument cluster. This was a problam because I could not tell what speed I was traveling at. The problem is caused by my height (6'2''), my dad (6'0'') did not experience this problem at all. So I just thought I'd let you all know.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Club 3

[4/25/2002] Reviewed by: Jimmy Kim -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Momo Club 3 USA steering wheel.

It is one of the nicest steering wheels that I have every seen! It has perforated leather on the top of the steering wheel from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock. The inside bottom of the steering wheel is made from suede. The outside bottom of the wheel is a smooth leather. This is the Club 3 USA which is all black. It is a very comfortable wheel and looks amazing with my Momo polished aluminum shift knob and polished aluminum Voodoo brake lever. The horn button looks like fake carbon, and there is a brushed aluminum TT style ring around the horn button. The middle of the steering wheel is covered not bare like other Momo wheels it has a nice leather cover.

The installation was very easy because I have a non-airbag Canadian Miata. The Hub I used was the Momo 5702 and it installed nice and straight. I got the wheel from German Parts and Restoration in Califonia. The shipped it no problem to Canada. Overall the wheel looks like a factory option. I have no problem recommending it to any Miata owner.

Under 5 minutes to remove


Momo Quake Steering Wheel

[3/4/2007] Reviewed by: Ron Hildebrand

Applicable to: '90 - '97

The Quake is a 350mm leather wrapped steering wheel with brushed aluminum spokes, and some chrome accents.

Installation was pretty straight forward, although I'd give the instructions fairly low marks. They rely almost entirely on illustrations with few written words. The problem is the wheel comes with two horn button mounting adapters, each slightly different. Since the adapters should be specific to the wheel it comes with, the question is, why two (and why the differences)? There is also a spring retainer that spreads out the mounting pins on the rear of the horn button after sanwiching the button, steering wheel, and horn mounting plate together. This step is not explained either. These two points make a first-time wheel switch a bit confusing, but once you figure out what the problems are, it's easy enough to work your way through them. One other issue is with the screws provided for mounting the wheel to the hub. Two sets are provided along with an appropriate sized alan wrench. One set of screws has the traditional knurled head (these don't work with the Quake, as the knurled heads are too large, and so keep the horn cover plate from fitting), and a set with a tapered head to fit counter-sunk holes. These are the set I used, even though the mounting holes in the wheel are not counter-sunk, and so the screw heads sit high on the wheel. It works, but looks sloppy--why not include round-headed screws that look right? (Perhaps they packed the wrong screw set with my sample?) While the problems mentioned above are relatively minor and don't affect the installed wheel in either performance or appearance, I personally expect more from the premier maker of aftermarket replacement wheels. The materials used in the wheel, and actual workmanship of assembly and finish is excellent. About the only issue I have with its appearance are the chrome accents: two chrome bars sit in approximately the position of the horn buttons of the stock wheel, and the bottom spoke finishes with a semi-wrap around piece of chrome where it meets the wheel. The wheel center plate also has a chrome surround. If your Miata has lots of chrome trim, these might be considered suitable accents. However, in a stock Miata interior, they really don't go with anything. I'd much rather Momo had kept the brushed aluminum and black scheme exclusively, without the chrome. But even with the chrome trim, the Quake is still an attractive wheel. This wheel was installed with the Finish Line adapter hub and no spacer. I don't have any experience with the Momo hub adapters, but with the Finish Line adapter, the wheel sits a couple inches farther away than the deep-dished stock wheel with air bag. I found this to be an entirely comfortable position. And while the Quake is only about 10mm smaller than the stock NA wheel, it definitely feels more compact. A bonus to the new mounting position, in conjunction with the "flattened" bottom of the asymmetrical wheel shape of the Quake, is that there is loads of extra clearance when getting in and out of the car. The Quake is much, much lighter than the stock wheel with airbag--I'd guess less than half the weight. While I didn't expect it to be so, the steering actually feels lighter and more precise than the stock wheel, and I attribute this to the lighter weight. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with this wheel.

I chose the Finish Line hub adapter for one reason: it has an airbag light defeat circuit (to keep the airbag light off when there is no airbag) with connectors that mate with the stock connectors. This allows the installation to be completely reversible, as opposed to cutting the stock connectors and adding a resistor circuit to keep the airbag light off. Yes, it was $50+ more than a standard Momo adapter hub, but if I ever decide to sell this car, the stock wheel and airbag can be reinstalled.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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