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      01-07-2019, 04:10 PM   #1
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Thumbs up AliExpress Steering Wheel Wrap

Had it installed today by an upholstery shop in town. I'm in love!

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Looks great.
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Had it installed today by an upholstery shop in town. I'm in love!
Looks awesome... mind if I has how much for the installation?
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Had it installed today by an upholstery shop in town. I'm in love!
Looks awesome... mind if I has how much for the installation?
$160!
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Worth it. I just did mine, it took about four hours to do the wrap, not counting the time to take the wheel off the car and put it back on again.
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Worth it. I just did mine, it took about four hours to do the wrap, not counting the time to take the wheel off the car and put it back on again.
Yea the shop said it took them almost 3 hours just to get the airbag out!
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Only because they didn't know what they were doing. It's a fifteen minute job when you do.
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Looks nice, just ordered one as well and trying DIY, looking forward to it
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Looks nice, just ordered one as well and trying DIY, looking forward to it
Thanks! I'm happy with it overall. What color combo did you get?
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Looks great!!! Just ordered for my M Sport steering wheel.
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Looks great!!! Just ordered for my M Sport steering wheel.
Thank ya! Nice, what color combo?? I wanted an M sport wheel for the longest time but they're too expensive to swap..
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Thank ya! Nice, what color combo?? I wanted an M sport wheel for the longest time but they're too expensive to swap..
Black Suede, Red Center Stripe, M Stitch. Should match well with the rest of my Alcantara/M Performance trim/Red Push Start. I'll post pics after I attempt the DIY install...

Definitely costs a nice chunk of change just to switch from Sport to MSport!
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Thank ya! Nice, what color combo?? I wanted an M sport wheel for the longest time but they're too expensive to swap..
Black Suede, Red Center Stripe, M Stitch. Should match well with the rest of my Alcantara/M Performance trim/Red Push Start. I'll post pics after I attempt the DIY install...

Definitely costs a nice chunk of change just to switch from Sport to MSport!
Sweet. I went with the white stitching to match the m-perf ebrake and armrest!
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Looks absolutely awesome, any regrets / tips?

Might try to install myself to save some money, or find somewhere reasonable. You're right about M-sport steering wheels being a lot for what you get, so this is a good alternative. Now to pick the stitching..
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Looks absolutely awesome, any regrets / tips?

Might try to install myself to save some money, or find somewhere reasonable. You're right about M-sport steering wheels being a lot for what you get, so this is a good alternative. Now to pick the stitching..
No regrets

If I were you I'd find an upholstery shop to install it. It's DIY-able but it's very time consuming, tedious work.

Buy it!!
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Thanks! I'm happy with it overall. What color combo did you get?
Ordered black suede and M stitch, keeping it simple
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Only because they didn't know what they were doing. It's a fifteen minute job when you do.
I canít get the damn bag out using a screwdriver to pry the tabs behind the wheel. The bag doesnít budge
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Watch this video:

But don't do it that way. I tried the video method, it didn't work for me. Lifting the clip from that angle the screwdriver would hang up between the clip and the bracket the clip goes over, increasing the force that it took to pull the bag. Working through the slits on the wheel is a PITA as well, as you can't see the clip. I used a combination of the two methods. I pulled the cowling pieces to get a view of the wheel from behind, then inserted a long #20 torx screwdriver through the slit to move the clip. That way I could see the clip being moved far enough to release the bag. You need to use a torx screwdriver, because it's thin and has no large head. You'll see why when you get the bag off. Inside the wheel there's a narrow guide channel molded into it from the slit to the clip,too narrow for the average diameter screwdriver shaft to fit into.
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What slit are you referring to? I only see the spot where the tab is behind the wheel
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There are two slits on the back of the steering wheel, at about 5:00 and 7:00. Their positions are embossed in the wheel cover, you have to push the torx driver through where they're marked. I count at least ten youtube videos showing them. For instance:
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