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Tesla Tuner Offers Yoke Conversion That Turns It Into an Odd-Shaped Steering Wheel

Tesla's yoke is still controversial on the Internet, and it will probably remain the punchline of many jokes. However, customers who do not like it, but do like their cars, have a new option at their disposal. Recently, a tuning company named T Sportline has created a conversion for the yoke.
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The conversion involves fitting a top section to Tesla's yoke, which would not come cheap. As T Sportline notes, the new top section is made from the "finest 3M metal structure, and Baltic birch plywood for extensive layers, density, and strength." Regardless, to the best of our knowledge, you cannot buy a Model S Plaid without the yoke.

The most affordable option costs $2,299, and it involves sending the original and unmodified yoke to T Sportline and having an extra $500 for a "core exchange fee," which involves moving the airbag from the old wheel to the new one. The $500 fee is refunded once the airbag transfer is complete.

If you have spotted the carbon-fiber steering wheel in the photo gallery, also offered in yoke-only form – BTW, you must know that it costs $3,499. If you are happy with customized upholstery that involves "European leather," along with hand-stitching, you will have to pay $2,499. 

Unfortunately, the creators of the modified yoke have not explained if the added top part of the wheel is high enough to provide a clear view of the Model S' gauge cluster.

While a normal steering wheel would be the obvious choice if you do not like the yoke, this solution allows keeping some of its awkwardness while still having something that resembles a steering wheel.

We can only hope that whoever installs this on their Tesla will continue to have an adequate position of their hands on the wheel. In other words, if you buy something like this, please do not drive with just one hand in the top section of the steering wheel. Refrain from doing that in any car, as it limits your range of motion, making it harder to avoid an accident, while also being more dangerous in the event of an accident.

The aftermarket yoke replacement was announced last fall, and it appeared on T Sportline's website in the last days of 2021. We can't wait to see the first reviews of it once they are published.



Editor's note: For illustration purposes, after the images with the T Sportline yoke replcement, the photo gallery also shows screen shots from videos of people attempting to use the yoke as a regular steering wheel.
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