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Steering Wheel Re-trim

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rhyso, Jun 21, 2011.

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

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    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

    Cheers
    Rhys :)
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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
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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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    So a re-trimmed RS6 wheel is just the dogs danglys then?

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    1) Around £160
    2) No
    3) No

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    yes n8 it is very much so
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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    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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    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    That is VERY nice Nath!
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    You not seen that before? :laugh: its old news now :laugh:
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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    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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    Best get saving
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    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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    Jason the rns-e headunit is awesome!!!
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    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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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    I think it would look a little "Heath Robinson" to put it kindly.
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    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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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    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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    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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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    ask MJ?
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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    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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    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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    Course I have........just not seen it since UD boss, I'll be seeing it on sunday though!
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    MJ is the man.
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