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Hopefully somebody has a couple answers for me. Im looking to change my steering wheel from the 11 to the 12 model. Does anybody know anybody that has attempted this. From what im showing, the coil and airbag have the same connector. Im just worried about something jumping up while im in there. Any help is appreciated, thanks
 

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Yeah I've actually thought of it the other way. If I were to buy a 2012+ camaro I would be looking to swap that steering wheel out for the 10-11 model steering wheel. But everyone has different tastes so if the 2012+ model steering wheel is what you like then that's all that should matter. I'd hold onto your original wheel though in case you ever sell the car. A potential future buyer may want the original style wheel.
 

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Me too, I like the 10. The 12 looks to volt/malibu to me.
 

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Anyone have pics of the two for comparison? I know what the 10 looks like.
 

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Just like the 11 model. And i have a friend who wants to do it to his, so im researching it some. But i knida like the look of the 12 model.
 

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Thanks for the pics, Nancygrl!

Yeah, I prefer the 2010-2011, but that's just me, and doesn't help the OP at all.
 

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I can't remember where I read it, but you can swap the new style steering wheel into a 2010/11. I think there's an adapter for it, and then you need to bring it in to the dealer to have them re-program the BCM so everything works correctly.
 

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According to an article in GM High-Tech Performance "The steering wheel was downsized to something more comparable to the ZL1's as well, which makes a noticable difference in steering feel."

So, it seems like it was more a practical choice to increase driver feedback and control than it was a styling decision. I've considered this swap myself but will probably hold off for other suspension upgrades first.
 

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Or, what they're really saying is "we need a really good excuse why we just want to pull from the generic parts bin..." Couldn't they have just called the steering wheel manufacturing plant and said "hey, could you guys make the Camaro steering wheels a little smaller from now on? Thanks." :)
 

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I have noticed the steering wheel controls are more easily tapped in the new wheel.....that being said, I'd not switch for anything. The indentation on the 10's/11's is way kool....and it only takes a little getting used to answer incoming calls.:)
 

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Or, what they're really saying is "we need a really good excuse why we just want to pull from the generic parts bin..." Couldn't they have just called the steering wheel manufacturing plant and said "hey, could you guys make the Camaro steering wheels a little smaller from now on? Thanks." :)
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GM says the 2012 is easier to hold on to cause your thumbs can hook on to it. I've only had the 2012 version so I don't know if it is easier. I wouldn't be suprised if later on there are sensors to make you hold on to it with both hands at the 10 and 2.

I like the earlier version much better, much more sporty, retro and unique, this goes for the speedometer too. There are many things about the interior of the LS which look as if it wouldn't have costed anything more to make it look better.

We (2012 owners) got you on the added leather strip on the dash, that is better no one would argue with that.

It would probably cost about the same to have the type they use on the ZL1 installed, well sure it would cost more but if your going to do it, do it right.
 

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Well since i've only owned a 12 model and never looked at a 10-11 model until i owned the 12 i guess i'm partial to the 12. I'm used to it and when i seen the 10-11 model i didn't care for it but that's just my opinion. Good luck to the op what ever you decide.
 
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