Steering wheel retrim

Yega

Born To Play!
Just booked myself in to get my steering wheel retrimmed with Jack @ Royal Steering Wheels (http://royalsteeringwheels.com/) in couple of weeks. Will post pictures once done and fitted :D

Not done anything on the car for ages so quite exciting about getting something new :)
 

leshkin

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He knows his stuff, I'm sure you'll love it :)

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feva

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Had my old bmw e46 wheel done off him, amazing work and what a difference. Went for a slightly thicker re-trim.

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feva

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Yeah, I went for a full alcantara retrim over original leather to get a slightly thicker wheel than stock S3. Needs extra care to maintain than other leather options, but it feels so nice!

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Ohhh sorry but that is sexy

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S.

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I was at the car show few days ago and i saw golf gti club sport ( among other great cars) it had lots of alcantara parts inside, but the feel of alcantara steering wheel is something special :wub:
 

Cheferikson

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Jack has done my wheel as well. Waiting for it to arrive and I'm getting fairly excited.
Should get it on Monday.
Also I changed to the s1 gear knob for a sportier look.


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TomH93

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Yeah, I went for a full alcantara retrim over original leather to get a slightly thicker wheel than stock S3. Needs extra care to maintain than other leather options, but it feels so nice!

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Looks quality! How long did this take mate?
 

leshkin

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Looks quality! How long did this take mate?
I think it took him a couple of weeks to source materials and retrim and identical one. I then drove to him and he replaced the wheel and buttons within a few minutes.

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Yega

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I went for alacantra top and bottom and on the sides I've asked for perforated leather. I do like the feel of alacantra but as you said its a lot more maintenance to keep it looking nice and as I mainly drive holding the sides I shouldn't be using it as much, if that makes sense.

Also gave him the gear gaiter to do in alacantra. Can't wait!
 

ron burgandy

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I've had booked mine in yesterday at Royal steering wheels. To have it retrimmed with perforated sides and red and silver stitching. Can't wait
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
I went for alacantra top and bottom and on the sides I've asked for perforated leather. I do like the feel of alacantra but as you said its a lot more maintenance to keep it looking nice and as I mainly drive holding the sides I shouldn't be using it as much, if that makes sense.

Also gave him the gear gaiter to do in alacantra. Can't wait!

Sounds good, make sure to upload some picks once you've had it all done!


That looks top notch mate, I'm going for that setup too with perforated leather sides, nappa top & bottom, silver stitching but then potentially thinking about a red strip at the top as well.
 

Cheferikson

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Sounds good, make sure to upload some picks once you've had it all done!



That looks top notch mate, I'm going for that setup too with perforated leather sides, nappa top & bottom, silver stitching but then potentially thinking about a red strip at the top as well.

Thanks to Jack at royal steering wheels.
Looks great and also feels great! Best mod for sure.
 

downtothebone

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Nice job Jack!
Bad picture though...


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So what exactly did you get done - prefer this to the Alcantara ... Just think an Alcantara only steering looks out of place if nothing else is trimmed in the same way. I like a consistent style.
 

downtothebone

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Can he retrim other parts or only steering wheels?
 

Cheferikson

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So what exactly did you get done - prefer this to the Alcantara ... Just think an Alcantara only steering looks out of place if nothing else is trimmed in the same way. I like a consistent style.

I had it re trimmed with perforated leather on the sides and smooth leather on the top and bottom.
Slightly thicker wheel and with silver stitching.
 

Yega

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Can he retrim other parts or only steering wheels?
I'm sure he can. I'm getting my gear gaitor done in alcantara as well.

UPDATE: My retrim has been delayed as Jack is unwell at this time, so waiting to hear back.
 

SaroshM

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What kinda prices does he charge if you don't mind me asking?


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HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
What kinda prices does he charge if you don't mind me asking?

From what I've seen and depending on what materials you go for, it can range from £130 - £160 for a steering wheel re-trim.
 

SaroshM

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Haha that's not as bad as I was expecting! Might have to be cheeky here


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HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
Haha that's not as bad as I was expecting! Might have to be cheeky here

Yeah I thought the same when I heard about it, so will definitely be getting mine done when I have the funds!
 

Yega

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From what I've seen and depending on what materials you go for, it can range from £130 - £160 for a steering wheel re-trim.
Yup, around those prices. Its very reasonable for what it is.
 

downtothebone

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From what I've seen and depending on what materials you go for, it can range from £130 - £160 for a steering wheel re-trim.
Very tempted now - mainly to thicken my standard s line wheel a little.
 

downtothebone

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Not a fan of the inconsistent look - if other bits in the car are leather last thing I want is the steering wheel sticking out like sore thumb - thx for the suggestion tho.
 

Yega

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At last, Jack has very kindly managed to fit me in for a fitting over the weekend despite his back issues and I am very happy with the results! The drive back felt like a completely new car! Here are some quick snaps I took, will get a proper camera and get some better ones

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Yega

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Defo makes me want one like that. How much was it if you don't mind me asking?
It was £155 for the wheel fitted and £25 for the gaiter retrim (its easy to remove/fit). I like 40min from Jack so just drove down there instead of messing around with postage.
 

raffhussain

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Looks good and very tempting for the price.
 

benevenden

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Yeah, I went for a full alcantara retrim over original leather to get a slightly thicker wheel than stock S3. Needs extra care to maintain than other leather options, but it feels so nice!

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Hello how much was this?

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samuelh_888

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Drop Jack @ Royal Steering Wheels (http://royalsteeringwheels.com/) a message. Give him a day or 2 to respond but he'll get back. I've just had a price to have mine done similar to post #13 and the price wasn't too far off #22. Options impact the price obviously.
 

ordi

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I wanted a much thicker wheel. Something as thick as a Mk4 Golf R32's. So instead went with Tomasz at tiggydesign.com who also flat-bottomed it, sculpted the sides, added the red-stitching and top stripe. Before and after pics refurbed wheel fitted.jpg original a3 wheel.jpg
 

scottiboy

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He is a busy man, he will get back to you and it will be well worth it!

The detail in his work is superb, I've had many different wheels retrimed by Jack
 
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