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tonser



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Fatter steering wheel

Hi
So I have now got me 2015 AB, and am really pleased with it. My only irk is the thinness of the steering wheel - it feels tiny ! Especially compared to my previous SQ5 which had a really nice thick wheel.

So I'm going to have the wheel retrimmed and fattened up, I have a guy who did my 911 one last year, and did a great job. I found this video on how to remove the wheel on an Evoque, and am led to believe its the same process on an RRS - can anyone clarify that ?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZZZh8VgwnE4?rel=0

Also, I'm looking to buy a spare wheel so that can be at the trimmers whilst I'm still driving the car so if anyone happens to have an L949 heated wheel knocking about let me know !

Thanks alot
Tony Play: '59 VW Kabrio & '90 964
Work: http://www.mustardpost.com

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philmw



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An L949 wheel turns the wrong way though. 

Post #547256 Thu Feb 01 2018 9:25am
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tonser



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Ah yes, thanks Phil. Censored Laughing Play: '59 VW Kabrio & '90 964
Work: http://www.mustardpost.com

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tonser



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A wee update, the video linked to above does apply to RRS steering wheel removal, but you have to find the RRS battery yourself !! Once that’s done it’s pretty easy. I’ve put a spare heated wheel on today that I bought off eBay and all is working (I swapped all the electrics out of my one into it) so mine has now gone off for a retrim 😊 Play: '59 VW Kabrio & '90 964
Work: http://www.mustardpost.com

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362bkr



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Looking forward to seeing the results Thumbs Up

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Red Arrow



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tonser wrote:
A wee update, the video linked to above does apply to RRS steering wheel removal, but you have to find the RRS battery yourself !! Once that’s done it’s pretty easy. I’ve put a spare heated wheel on today that I bought off eBay and all is working (I swapped all the electrics out of my one into it) so mine has now gone off for a retrim 😊

Whats the cost on the re trim ??? Thumbs Up

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tonser



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Hi Red Arrow, its going to be about £180. Thats fattening up the grip, retrimming in smooth premium Ebony and with Cirrus contrast stitching. I'll put some pics up once its back.
Tony Play: '59 VW Kabrio & '90 964
Work: http://www.mustardpost.com

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Red Arrow



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Great thanks Thumbs Up
I may rent your spare wheel from you so I can have mine done Very Happy

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Red Arrow



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tonser wrote:
Hi Red Arrow, its going to be about £180. Thats fattening up the grip, retrimming in smooth premium Ebony and with Cirrus contrast stitching. I'll put some pics up once its back.
Tony

Any pics yet Thumbs Up

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tonser



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Unfortunately its a no go for me Red Arrow. Stripping the original leather off the heated wheel looks to be more or less impossible without risking the heater element which is like fuse wire through the foam that the leather is glued to. So I'm sticking with what I've got and will sell the spare heated wheel I'd bought.
Tony Play: '59 VW Kabrio & '90 964
Work: http://www.mustardpost.com

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Red Arrow



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What a shame -the standard wheel is way thin .
Is the SVR wheel thicker ????

Post #551855 Mon Mar 19 2018 7:54pm
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Violetpiano



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Yes the MY18 SVR's steering wheel is thicker. I have only done about 200 miles in mine but for an old git like me, I think it might be a tad uncomfortable on a long journey. I plan do do a 300 mile round trip this Saturday and will have a better opinion then.

Jas Current RRS: MY18 SVR
Previous RRS: MY15 RRS 5.0L Autobiography

Post #551857 Mon Mar 19 2018 8:06pm
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