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    Steering Wheel Re-trim

    There's not a lot i miss about my old Golf but i do miss this



    AS nice as an RS6 steering wheel would be I can't justify the price so I have thought about picking up a cheap S Line wheel and having it re-trimmed.

    My questions are;

    1) What sort of cost would it be to re-trim in the same material as the R32 wheel
    2) Is it possible to pad out the grips at the 10 and 2 position and make it more chunky?
    3) Or is there an alternative wheel similar to the R which doesn't break the bank i.e under £200

    Any replies / suggestions would be great

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    I'm kinda in the same boat, I'd like my flat bottom re-done in silver stitching but would it cost less to sell mine & buy the OEM one???
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    me to mine is not in the best condition if im honest 92,000 miles of use have taken there toll on it i was just thinking of having the standard one retrimed in alcantara but obviously a spare one didnt used to like alcantara steering wheels but now do weird lol
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    I'm sure Nate can give you a price to get it done in Alcanara. I'm planning to get my triangles done, will enquire about the wheel too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyso View Post
    AS nice as an RS6 steering wheel would be I can't justify the price so I have thought about picking up a cheap S Line wheel and having it re-trimmed
    So a re-trimmed RS6 wheel is just the dogs danglys then?



    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyso View Post
    1) What sort of cost would it be to re-trim in the same material as the R32 wheel
    2) Is it possible to pad out the grips at the 10 and 2 position and make it more chunky?
    3) Or is there an alternative wheel similar to the R which doesn't break the bank i.e under £200
    1) Around £160
    2) No
    3) No



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    yes n8 it is very much so
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    So a re-trimmed RS6 wheel is just the dogs danglys then?





    1) Around £160
    2) No
    3) No

    N8... you are the mother frickking man homie... I liked my BE fbmfsw trimmed in silver til I saw that..! Should be "N8 Dogg"
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    That is VERY nice Nath!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    1) Around £160
    2) No
    3) No

    Wow, options are limited then Best get saving..............or I wonder if a MK5 wheel would fit.........

    Cheers for the reply N8
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattro 1981 View Post
    N8... you are the mother frickking man homie... I liked my BE fbmfsw trimmed in silver til I saw that..! Should be "N8 Dogg"

    I agree with the last bit....
    change your name to N8 Dogg!!!!!!
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    N8 is the built in headunit that youve got any good ive got it included on my new car

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    surely the steering wheel could be padded out, its get stitchied over after all so you could maybe use shaped wood or plastic if you had the tools/time+patience to make some fitted chocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonallen View Post
    N8 is the built in headunit that youve got any good ive got it included on my new car
    Jason the rns-e headunit is awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke1987 View Post
    Jason the rns-e headunit is awesome!!!
    wicked bro, think thats what i got included! swear its called the techno pack from Audi?

    built in sat nav the lot

    guess youve got it to luke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Hol View Post
    surely the steering wheel could be padded out, its get stitchied over after all so you could maybe use shaped wood or plastic if you had the tools/time+patience to make some fitted chocks?
    I think it would look a little "Heath Robinson" to put it kindly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonallen View Post
    wicked bro, think thats what i got included! swear its called the techno pack from Audi?

    built in sat nav the lot

    guess youve got it to luke?
    Built in satnav yeah, I never heard it be called a techno pack? I've got one yeah, needto upgrade to the 2010 one tho

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    think thats what its called mate, have fun up dc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockape View Post
    I think it would look a little "Heath Robinson" to put it kindly.
    How?

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    It would end up looking like that home made fbsw someone posted up. Trust me it would look s**t. Imho of course:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockape View Post
    It would end up looking like that home made fbsw someone posted up. Trust me it would look s**t. Imho of course:-)
    suppose it depends who was carrying out the work all it is, is a bump on eitherside after, its getting covered so it doesnt matter what material was used underneath. It obviously wouldnt hav the cuts below it unless you did a really good job on it but that isnt what he was asking.

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    I'm with rockape, Factory steering wheels FTW - I'm not about the homemade Blue Peter steering wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    ask MJ?
    That's my next step; just thought I'd ask for some feedback on here first

    Either way I best get saving lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    I'm with rockape, Factory steering wheels FTW - I'm not about the homemade Blue Peter steering wheels

    I wouldnt have one in my car, and i with you with the factory steering wheels FTW but the fact is he asked if it was possible so I was just advising him that yes it quite possibly is. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    You not seen that before? its old news now
    Course I have........just not seen it since UD boss, I'll be seeing it on sunday though!
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    I can have steering wheels retrimmed if anyone is interested. Have a look here for some pics.

    Can only do retrims in leather though.


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