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So not really an off-road mod but the leather has gone bad on the top of my steering wheel on my D2.  Anyone else had this problem?  I tried to get a cover but couldn't find one that would fit and they all look like crap.  Anyone ever had it re-upholstered without spending a fortune?  Thoughts?  I'll post a pic but it basically rotted at the very top of the wheel and starting to rip off. I have the two tone black and beige color scheme to go with a beige interior.

 

I saw this but was curious if others had ideas.

 

http://landroverforu...-through-41377/

 

 


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I've never messed with one on any of my cars, but the consensus of that thread seems pretty positive on the wheelskinz covers.  


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I certainly don't make the time to deal with interior tedious re-trimming ... just send it here :)  http://www.custom-steering-wheels.com/

 

They are fantastic...wait 2 weeks pay your bill and install... et voila.


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Another idea might be to replace it with a used one that isn't in the same condition... that's what I did on RedRover. The steering wheel had been covered with those beautiful Naugahyde strips with the plastic rope to hold it in place by the previous owner; even that was falling apart, so I knew it was time to do something.

Justin had a decent looking one on an old RRC in his yard and it was a simple swap. All of the cruise control buttons worked correctly and looks a lot better than what I had.

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I have a nicer spare in my parts bin somewhere, but my friend suggested cutting the leather off...worked like a charm for my RRC.


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I've had a guy re-upholstered a steering wheel with alcantara and leather on my other car... quality is top notch, but it's pricey (~$350). 

You pick the type of leather/material, he'll even increase the padding. 

 

I've seen $200 wraps/re-upholster jobs and they're not good. There was a guy (from Ft Lauderdale area) that sells his service on ebay. Yea, service industry in FL is crapshoot (mostly crap). Plenty of bad stories of poor quality, stitching and things fall apart - google it. 

 

More reasonable option is as Jared & others suggested - buy a used one off ebay or similar. 

But if you're interested in the re-upholster... lemme know and I'll dig up the name. 


Chris




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