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Steering wheel re-trim

Post by Abs. » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:20 am

Just thought I would share with you my freshly re-trimmed steering wheel from Royal Steering Wheels. Couldn't be happier with it! It feels lovely in the hands and is now the perfect thickness for me. Top notch quality work too, even better than OEM!

I went alcantara top and bottom, perforated leather on the sides, 2mm thicker all around, blue bar on the top and M tri-colour stitching.

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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by JonD » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:47 am

Abs. wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:20 am
Just thought I would share with you my freshly re-trimmed steering wheel from Royal Steering Wheels. Couldn't be happier with it! It feels lovely in the hands and is now the perfect thickness for me. Top notch quality work too, even better than OEM!

I went alcantara top and bottom, perforated leather on the sides, 2mm thicker all around, blue bar on the top and M tri-colour stitching.

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How easy was it to swap over?
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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by Abs. » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:50 am

Royal Steering Wheels did the fitting for me whilst I waited. Only took about 10 minutes to swap over!

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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by JonD » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:59 am

Abs. wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:50 am
Royal Steering Wheels did the fitting for me whilst I waited. Only took about 10 minutes to swap over!
Ahhh bit far for me,would be about a 400 mile round trip.

Looks good though
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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by Abs. » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:01 am

To be fair, it did not look "that" difficult, just a bit fiddly. I am also heavy handed so it is not a job for me! lol

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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by JonD » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:07 am

Abs. wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:01 am
To be fair, it did not look "that" difficult, just a bit fiddly. I am also heavy handed so it is not a job for me! lol
Yeah, it’s relatively straight forward, but last time I removed a airbag it was a bit of a pain, albeit it that was a first gen F21.
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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by Deadeye » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:14 pm

Nice!

Similar leather to our old 130i - the dimply bit...
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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by Johnc92 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:56 pm

Nice I’m thinking about doing something similar, would you have to inform car insurance about re-trimmed steering wheel?

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Post by Pep675cc » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:44 am

Just how I would like mine done but with the top strip in red. Undecided on stitching though. What was the cost did you keep your original?
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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by sargetheboss » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:34 am

My M2 is booked in next Wednesday with royal steering wheels
will be having it done like this :)
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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by marco_polo » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:59 am

JonD wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:07 am
Abs. wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:01 am
To be fair, it did not look "that" difficult, just a bit fiddly. I am also heavy handed so it is not a job for me! lol
Yeah, it’s relatively straight forward, but last time I removed a airbag it was a bit of a pain, albeit it that was a first gen F21.
Couldn't be easier on the new style wheel, I wrote a How To a while back.

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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by mikeyscott » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:18 pm

Tempted to look at options, find the M2 wheel too think, M240i wheel feels nicer re thickness.
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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by sargetheboss » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:02 pm

Wheel fitted today :)
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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by TN89A » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:43 am

Nice!

Does anyone know if the core steering wheel (minus trim, air bag and buttons) is the same for a manual and auto?

I’m trying to get a bare bones wheel from eBay for re trimming and not sure if I should be looking out for the right holes for the paddles or if they’re all the same? I’d assume they are the same to cut down on parts at BMW but who knows!

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Re: Steering wheel re-trim

Post by marco_polo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:51 am

Yes, the core is the same.
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