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jony9
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steering wheel

Post by jony9 » Sat 18 Jun, 2016 22:42

Hi all anyone tried these..


Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351754696153

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Southernboy
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Re: steering wheel

Post by Southernboy » Sun 19 Jun, 2016 08:54

Not my cuppa, but if you like it - go for it.
You will take note that fitting it means you won't have an airbag - If you read the details, it says it will fit all Z3's that have airbags - but is supplied with airbag bypass wiring - so no airbag protection. :wink:
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Re: steering wheel

Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 19 Jun, 2016 15:25

I think its very ugly...

I would much rather get the normal one recovered by Royal steering wheels and save £125 in the process.
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jony9
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Re: steering wheel

Post by jony9 » Sun 19 Jun, 2016 17:34

Recovered? That's a good idea.

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Re: steering wheel

Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 19 Jun, 2016 17:36

lots of people have used this firm - I have had my M wheel and my 911 both done by them, very well recommended

http://royalsteeringwheels.com/
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Re: steering wheel

Post by petecossie » Mon 20 Jun, 2016 21:27

bertiejaffa wrote:lots of people have used this firm - I have had my M wheel and my 911 both done by them, very well recommended

http://royalsteeringwheels.com/
Totally agree with above, Royal Wheels do a fantastic job. Jack will do a great custom revamp on the wheel, extra padding, different materials, stitching etc, all for about half what the ebay wheel is costing. He'll even do a part exchange deal for a refundable £100 deposit.
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Re: steering wheel

Post by jony9 » Tue 21 Jun, 2016 10:27

I just don't like how the wheel seems massive.

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Re: steering wheel

Post by handsomejackuk » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 00:18

any pictures please of the royal recovered wheels, they have given me a quote, but would like to see what is achieved. do they recover over the old or strip the old off and refit new ?

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Re: steering wheel

Post by g8jka » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 12:58

This is mine, had it double padded, with perforated leather at the sides and smooth nappa top and bottom finished off with silver stitching to match the colour of the car and my carbon dash. This is probably one of the best mods I have done and it really improves the driving experience and feels much more like a modern BMW wheel.

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Not to sure if they remove and recover or just cover over the old wheel, probably depends if you are having it padded which most people do. You will not be disappointed.
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Re: steering wheel

Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 26 Jun, 2016 16:57

Theres plenty of pics of my Z steering wheel in the M link at the bottom of my signature. However, this is the other one I bought

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Re: steering wheel

Post by handsomejackuk » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 12:17

got to say they both look stunning Jack at Royal steering wheels ahs replied to me and i thingk i will get this done for a xmas present.. when the car is off the road for winter.....

thanks All...

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Re: steering wheel

Post by handsomejackuk » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 12:24

g8jka wrote:This is mine, had it double padded, with perforated leather at the sides and smooth nappa top and bottom finished off with silver stitching to match the colour of the car and my carbon dash. This is probably one of the best mods I have done and it really improves the driving experience and feels much more like a modern BMW wheel.

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Not to sure if they remove and recover or just cover over the old wheel, probably depends if you are having it padded which most people do. You will not be disappointed.
i have to say that looks real nice i just need to decide over the next few weeks on what sort of colour to go for mine is currently beige but i imagine this will easily get dirty so may go for something like yours with maybe the plastic pieces in a beige / tan colour.... i do like the perforated on the sides and smooth napa on top though...

did Royal Steering charge anymore for the different material? i have been quoted £125 at the moment....?

heres mine at the moment with the aweful cover that the prvious owner has put on...!!!!!

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Re: steering wheel

Post by g8jka » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 13:13

No mine was also £125 plus a refundable deposit of £100 if you go for the exchange option so you don't have to send him your original wheel.

Be aware that the new wheel won't come with the plastic tabs, mine are wrapped in carbon fibre so if you want a colour change you will either have to wrap or spray your own when the wheel is off.

I don't think I've ever seen a beige wheel, I wonder if they are rare? Might be worth selling it and buying a new wheel to get re-trimmed. I could imagine they do get dirty though.
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Re: steering wheel

Post by Koolflyer » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 13:40

I too never liked the feel of the old wheel, however as the other guys have said, Jack has totally transformed it by double thickening it plus other specs to my own preference. It looks and feels just like my 330 M sport......one of the best mods I've had done. Jack's a really helpful guy to do business with and knows his stuff too.
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Re: steering wheel

Post by handsomejackuk » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 14:01

i didnt realise he did an exchange that may be worth me considering... as for the wheel its real grotty...dunno about rarity though the gear know is an unusual colour too.... the leather is aweful thats why theres a cover over it i knew this when i bought the car... the prvious owner put that thing on and its awful too thick... i was considering a Mr. Steering cover to stitch on temporarily but i dont think it will be enough material to cover the thumb rests...

yeah Jack seems good i did get 2 emails off him so will definitely use him...

the gear knob, and the wood is a light colour not as dark as other versions i have seen....

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Re: steering wheel

Post by mrscalex » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 14:18

I quite like that cover! From a distance anyway...
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Re: steering wheel

Post by Antm72 » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 15:53

I had mine done by jack and i dyed the tabs beige i didn't want to add another beige into the interior by risking a trim in beige so went black as it was the safe option....
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Re: steering wheel

Post by Jonttt » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 22:25

If you want more than just a cosmetic change fit a 340mm raid wheel, retains airbag (although only single stage if you have a 2 stage system) and transforms the driving experience on the Z3's. One of the best mods I did to my car, the stock wheel whether recovered or not is just too big IMHO
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Re: steering wheel

Post by gookah » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 22:32

here's mine:


Royal Steering Wheels, extra padding, perforated/smooth leather and blue stitching.
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Re: steering wheel

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 20:57

handsomejackuk wrote:i didnt realise he did an exchange that may be worth me considering... as for the wheel its real grotty...dunno about rarity though the gear know is an unusual colour too.... the leather is aweful thats why theres a cover over it i knew this when i bought the car... the prvious owner put that thing on and its awful too thick... i was considering a Mr. Steering cover to stitch on temporarily but i dont think it will be enough material to cover the thumb rests...

yeah Jack seems good i did get 2 emails off him so will definitely use him...

the gear knob, and the wood is a light colour not as dark as other versions i have seen....

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HI, will he be able to do your wheel ? Just looking at it you dont have the usual hand grips at 10 / 2 that most have. I sure he can, just thinking about the exchange option etc. If not let me know I have an old wheel in the garage somewhere
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Re: steering wheel

Post by Bonzo » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 23:45

How can a different steering wheel effect the performance of a car............really?
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Re: steering wheel

Post by handsomejackuk » Sun 03 Jul, 2016 00:02

bertiejaffa wrote:
handsomejackuk wrote:i didnt realise he did an exchange that may be worth me considering... as for the wheel its real grotty...dunno about rarity though the gear know is an unusual colour too.... the leather is aweful thats why theres a cover over it i knew this when i bought the car... the prvious owner put that thing on and its awful too thick... i was considering a Mr. Steering cover to stitch on temporarily but i dont think it will be enough material to cover the thumb rests...

yeah Jack seems good i did get 2 emails off him so will definitely use him...

the gear knob, and the wood is a light colour not as dark as other versions i have seen....

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HI, will he be able to do your wheel ? Just looking at it you dont have the usual hand grips at 10 / 2 that most have. I sure he can, just thinking about the exchange option etc. If not let me know I have an old wheel in the garage somewhere
yeah its got the grips at 10/2 thats why i dindt bother with a cover... i have to lwt him know i did say i want it to look original, and to keep the m badge.. i think its a bit of an unusual wheel..

what you can see is the cover put on by the other owner...

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