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      02-06-2019, 11:16 PM   #23
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I was in the store searching for my steering as he couldn't remember. The workshop had no activity. Can't find the photos on phone. Sent a video to wife of self on bike then said we should get one.
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Relax people, LOL. Check these out.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/MEWA...4a7c4c4ddG9jhK

Scroll to the bottom of the listing, there's more choices, but they'll basically make you any combination you want.

I have one, just not fitted it yet. When I first saw the idea, I thought, no, that'll be crap. But a mate's got one (who provided me the details) & his looks the dogs!

For £30/£40 if you don't like the end result, it's not a great loss really...
That's quite good!

I'm guessing you would have to remove the steering wheel trim and buttons for the leather to go behind them? Just concerned about taking the wheel off and then not knowing what to torque to tighten it back up to.. but i'm sure that info can be found on here or online.
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Relax people, LOL. Check these out.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/MEWA...4a7c4c4ddG9jhK

Scroll to the bottom of the listing, there's more choices, but they'll basically make you any combination you want.

I have one, just not fitted it yet. When I first saw the idea, I thought, no, that'll be crap. But a mate's got one (who provided me the details) & his looks the dogs!

For £30/£40 if you don't like the end result, it's not a great loss really...
That's quite good!

I'm guessing you would have to remove the steering wheel trim and buttons for the leather to go behind them? Just concerned about taking the wheel off and then not knowing what to torque to tighten it back up to.. but i'm sure that info can be found on here or online.
I don't believe you do, no. It finishes where oem does. For F** series sports steering wheels anyway.
I'll try & make the effort this week to get mine done, and will take photos as i do.
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Relax people, LOL. Check these out.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/MEWA...4a7c4c4ddG9jhK

Scroll to the bottom of the listing, there's more choices, but they'll basically make you any combination you want.

I have one, just not fitted it yet. When I first saw the idea, I thought, no, that'll be crap. But a mate's got one (who provided me the details) & his looks the dogs!

For £30/£40 if you don't like the end result, it's not a great loss really...
That's quite good!

I'm guessing you would have to remove the steering wheel trim and buttons for the leather to go behind them? Just concerned about taking the wheel off and then not knowing what to torque to tighten it back up to.. but i'm sure that info can be found on here or online.
I don't believe you do, no. It finishes where oem does. For F** series sports steering wheels anyway.
I'll try & make the effort this week to get mine done, and will take photos as i do.
Ah cool!

Looking forward to seeing it. Much appreciated
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So. Finally done this cover on my wheel. It's taken just short of 4 hours.
It's easy enough, just faffy.
This is one of the "MeWant" offerings, obviously in the finish & trim I wanted.
I've had it a few months, cost back then was £27 delivered.
It does have a great feel. It's also nice to have a slightly thicker wheel now.
There are a couple of small "ruffles" which actually look far worse in the photos than they are.
Im hopeful that with a bit of use, these will smooth out. Time will tell. The wheel heating comes through great.
All in all I'm quite pleased. Don't get me wrong, it's not as oem as a proper wheel retrim, it's just impossible to get all the stitching uniform.
But for less than £30 I just can't complain really, compared to £000's as the alternative.
If it gets too much for my ocd, or it doesn't wear well, it'll be a doddle to remove. And I can live with a £30 loss.
So in conclusion, I'm quite happy with it.
I couldn't be bothered to remove the wheel or paddles. Should you do so, I'm certain the end finish would be better.
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      10-17-2019, 11:16 AM   #28
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Good effort.
However there doesn't look to be that much wrong with the original leather on the steering wheel. What exactly was wrong with it?
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      10-17-2019, 05:00 PM   #29
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Good effort.
However there doesn't look to be that much wrong with the original leather on the steering wheel. What exactly was wrong with it?
Absolutely nothing wrong with it. I just fancied trying an alcantara finish thats all, and retaining my heated wheel.
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      10-18-2019, 06:42 AM   #30
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So. Finally done this cover on my wheel. It's taken just short of 4 hours.
It's easy enough, just faffy.
This is one of the "MeWant" offerings, obviously in the finish & trim I wanted.
I've had it a few months, cost back then was £27 delivered.
It does have a great feel. It's also nice to have a slightly thicker wheel now.
There are a couple of small "ruffles" which actually look far worse in the photos than they are.
Im hopeful that with a bit of use, these will smooth out. Time will tell. The wheel heating comes through great.
All in all I'm quite pleased. Don't get me wrong, it's not as oem as a proper wheel retrim, it's just impossible to get all the stitching uniform.
But for less than £30 I just can't complain really, compared to £000's as the alternative.
If it gets too much for my ocd, or it doesn't wear well, it'll be a doddle to remove. And I can live with a £30 loss.
So in conclusion, I'm quite happy with it.
I couldn't be bothered to remove the wheel or paddles. Should you do so, I'm certain the end finish would be better.
Great job!

Was it easy enough to push the new cover in behind the buttons and trim pieces?
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So. Finally done this cover on my wheel. It's taken just short of 4 hours.
It's easy enough, just faffy.
This is one of the "MeWant" offerings, obviously in the finish & trim I wanted.
I've had it a few months, cost back then was £27 delivered.
It does have a great feel. It's also nice to have a slightly thicker wheel now.
There are a couple of small "ruffles" which actually look far worse in the photos than they are.
Im hopeful that with a bit of use, these will smooth out. Time will tell. The wheel heating comes through great.
All in all I'm quite pleased. Don't get me wrong, it's not as oem as a proper wheel retrim, it's just impossible to get all the stitching uniform.
But for less than £30 I just can't complain really, compared to £000's as the alternative.
If it gets too much for my ocd, or it doesn't wear well, it'll be a doddle to remove. And I can live with a £30 loss.
So in conclusion, I'm quite happy with it.
I couldn't be bothered to remove the wheel or paddles. Should you do so, I'm certain the end finish would be better.
Great job!

Was it easy enough to push the new cover in behind the buttons and trim pieces?
Yes it was. The kit comes with everything, including a plastic trim tool for squeezing the leather behind the button pods.
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      10-19-2019, 03:49 AM   #32
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Had my S5 steering redone at royale and its brilliant. Looks completely oem but slightly thicker as thatís what I asked for. Well worth £160 and the drive down there to get it fitted.
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Had my S5 steering redone at royale and its brilliant. Looks completely oem but slightly thicker as that’s what I asked for. Well worth £160 and the drive down there to get it fitted.
Same here!
Couldn't be happier!
Better than oem, pure class!
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Had my S5 steering redone at royale and its brilliant. Looks completely oem but slightly thicker as that's what I asked for. Well worth £160 and the drive down there to get it fitted.
Same here!
Couldn't be happier!
Better than oem, pure class!
I want to get my f36 done In The future, I want as thin a wheel as possible so I would not want the alcantara to be placed over the leather, is there an option to get a thin (or no thicker) wheel?
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This is my effort with a Mewant AliExpress cover.
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That looks OEM to me, nice job
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The DIY kit from MEWANT is very cost effective and a good bit of fun, if you enjoy DIY. I'm very happy with the outcome (wrapped over existing leather).
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That looks like a very tidy job.
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The DIY kit from MEWANT is very cost effective and a good bit of fun, if you enjoy DIY. I'm very happy with the outcome (wrapped over existing leather).
Just ordered on for my track e82.. Based on this
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The DIY kit from MEWANT is very cost effective and a good bit of fun, if you enjoy DIY. I'm very happy with the outcome (wrapped over existing leather).
Just ordered on for my track e82.. Based on this
Have fun! The photos are from the install day, some of the wrinkles went away after a few days. It looks quite nice. I recommend seeing the cover with the wheel removed and using a curved needle.

If you aren't familia with removing the airbag, there's a much easier way than going through the wheel slits. I can provide more detail if anyone would like.
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That looks like a very tidy job.
Cheers pal. Feels great but after 4hrs of sewing my fingers were sore.
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I bought my heated alcantara wheel on eBay from Lithuania. All works fine

Was £430 though.
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I did retrofit of heated steering wheel, so purchased such wheel and got it send straight to Jack, it came back nice and thick and no problems fitting the trim on top of it

I learned he leaves the old leather in place due to the fragile heating element.

So its nice, it works in all areas but it gets warm but not enough, i suspect its down to the double leather.
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