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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Steering Wheel Replacement

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I've been considering adding paddle shifters to my 2014 6 Touring, but I've been holding off because I'd like to replace the "well worn" steering wheel at the same time. I'm aware of the options from Kenstyle and AutoEXE, but I was wondering if anyone knows of and recommends any other options. I'm still not at the point where I'm ready to make a purchase, but I'm just looking to gather some information and put together a realistic budget for the project.

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I'm curious about this as well. The steering wheel on my 2014 Touring is pretty well worn, too.

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I've seen/read about folks installing one of those leather covers and most being pretty pleased with the result.

FYI, I also installed paddle shifters on my '14 Touring and still love them. Fwiw, once you've had the steering wheel off it's relatively easy to do it again later if you don't want to do everything at the same time. But I do understand handling everything at once.

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I bought mine with some weird, isolated, nasty wear at the top of the wheel so I looked for a replacement right away. New OEM wheel was pretty expensive and I can't stand covers. My choices were pretty much the AutoExe or a quality wrap stiched on (and quite possibly replacing the original outright and not placed on top). The wrap had me worried that Id mess it up and didnt have any places around that Id like doing it so I really stafting considering the AutoExe and got lucky that on one site the suede version was half off for $250 US for Christmas.

Totally satisfied, hopping whatever car I end up with much later down also has a sport wheel available. While I did get mine in a massive deal, even at regular prices it not even that different than the price of a new OEM wheel.
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I wrapped mine. It's cost efficient and adds an extra layer of thickness.
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I wrapped mine. It's cost efficient and adds an extra layer of thickness.
Wow that looks pretty good! How much did it cost you to wrap it (and what was the process)? How has it been holding up so far?
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Wow that looks pretty good! How much did it cost you to wrap it (and what was the process)? How has it been holding up so far?


I think it was about $30 off Ali and labor of love. There are variety of design and colors to choose from to match your taste. Took about 2.5 hours to stitch cover on. Could probably do it under an hour if I had to do it again. It has been holding up for more than 2 years now no issues. I dress it every now and then with leather care product whenever do my seats/interior.
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I think wrapping is one of the best ways to go in terms of outcome and price if you're patient and have a steady hand or don't mind paying a bit more to have a upholstery place do it for you. If you want to maintain the original thickness you can even remove the exist leather and rewrap it.

I also had a really worn wheel when i bought my 6 and personally went with the AutoEXE, but only because I got lucky and snagged the last suade version a store had in stock for 250, which was half off.
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