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Old 28th January 2013, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Not quite a MINE's but quite a bit cheaper

Hi all,

Just thought I would share a really nice bday present from my brother. He had my steering wheel trimmed in alcantara by these guys: http://royalsteeringwheels.com/

They have trimmed it to a really high standard, the fit and finish is great and the stitching is pretty awesome. They also did my brothers M3 at the same time. It's no mine's steering wheel but its a fraction of the cost (I wont put price as this is the first GTR wheel he has done so the price was an intro offer). The guy now has a spare GTR steering wheel in stock (my old one which is in great condition), so he can trim one up and swap it over for you without any need for a wait. Lets just say it was less than £200.

Nice touch, and it makes the driving experience so much nicer. I know alcantara tends to wear out quickly, but my brother figured it was worth having the entire wheel alcantara, and if it wears badly i can get it trimmed again in leather/alcantara combo.

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Old 28th January 2013, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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great job, thanks for the info
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Old 28th January 2013, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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looks fantastic ,
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Old 28th January 2013, 11:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I really want this I hate the slippery feel of the GTR wheel.
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Old 28th January 2013, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just emailed him.

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Old 28th January 2013, 11:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The pictures dont do it justice to be honest, its such a nice material. For the price I think it has to be one of the best mods to the car in terms of how it makes you feel when driving it. Not sure why, but an alcantara steering wheel just makes you feel like you are driving something so much more special. I'll try and get some more pics up when i next get a chance, for now see 2 more attached pics which include my brothers m3 steering wheel with M colour stitching.

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Old 28th January 2013, 12:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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He redid my M3 wheel for me. Excellent work. Must say I much prefer a leather wheel, and the stitching he did on it was flawless and matched the stock red and blue of the M3.

Make a big difference when you come to selling a car.

Alcantara is nice until it goes shiny and wears out.

I also much prefer the additional padding and sculpturing you get from the mine's wheel. I don't think he can replicate that, only the covering.
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Old 28th January 2013, 12:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes just enquired and at £199 that's a seriously good price. Just working out a group buy for anyone that is interested
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Old 28th January 2013, 12:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd be very interested!! Add that trim with some matte carbon paddles..... oooooo
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Old 28th January 2013, 12:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd be very interested!! Add that trim with some matte carbon paddles..... oooooo
Leave it with me.
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Old 28th January 2013, 12:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Jack is very good. He's done loads of M3 steering wheels

I would personally go for a padded perforated leather
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Old 28th January 2013, 12:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If its the same Jack I am thinking of, he did countless BMW wheels from a while back. All of his wheels I have seen have been top notch.
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Old 28th January 2013, 01:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Teshi from M3cutters? Name sounds familiar.
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Old 28th January 2013, 01:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It's the same Jack from BMW fame.
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Old 28th January 2013, 01:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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yup, I had my e46 M3 one done by him, excellent quality.
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Old 28th January 2013, 01:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Teshi from M3cutters? Name sounds familiar.
Yup, after my hunt for an M3 went bust, it was time to look at R32's
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Old 28th January 2013, 02:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That does look nice, but can just the sides be done where you put your hands?
Leaving the top and bottom leather like the MINE'S one, because that looks better in my humble opinion.
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Old 28th January 2013, 02:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm sure he can work around any personal preferances people have as my brother said he seemed to be pretty flexible with any requests. I forgot to mention that my brother had mine stitched on top of the existing leather so that it provided a bit more cushioning underneath and made the wheel just a tad thicker. I love it personally, feels great and its not super soft or spongy at all, far from it.

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I had Jack sort out a steering wheel for one of our Civics.. He was good to deal with throughout. And I would certainly recommend him. Great value for money.

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