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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Looks great! Where'd you find instructions on how to take apart the steering wheel?

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    I just scored a used CTS wheel on ebay for $24 shipped. I plan to do this mod, just not sure when I can drop the cash to get it covered just yet before the V goes into storage.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Thanks, Twitch!

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Did anyone ever post pics of the thicker of the two options once they had it done?

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Quote Originally Posted by DrSpeed View Post
    Looks great! Where'd you find instructions on how to take apart the steering wheel?
    Props to Darkman

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Are those posted somewhere or did Darkman send them to you?

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    you dont need a steering wheel puller.. mine came right off with little effort

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Shady, can you post pics of yours mounted with the black instead of the charcoal? I'm still torn between the two, but I'm leaning towards black. I'm hoping the black would match the V2 shift knob better.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Quote Originally Posted by f2000keith View Post
    Are those posted somewhere or did Darkman send them to you?
    It's posted. There's a few threads and I'm pretty sure they're all linked, including this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by shadybx7 View Post
    you dont need a steering wheel puller.. mine came right off with little effort
    I used a puller. But it did come off VERY easy. I'm sure it would've come off by hand.

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    my wheel matches the stock Alcantara inserts perfectly in person and in pictures
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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    has anyone considered doing their dash in alcantara or suede?

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Just a quick update on how the parts are holding up.

    The steering wheel, where I hold it, seemed to be getting a little flat. Looked as if the fuze was getting worn out. You needed to look real close though, cuz even when I told people what to look for, they couldn't see any difference from the rest of the wheel.
    The shift knob however was shot. It looked totally worn and smooth. Living in NYC, I do a lot of shifting.

    Then I remembered something I read before I did the mod. So I dipped a rag in some soapy water and wrung it out till it was just damp.Wiped everything down and let it dry. I was shocked with the results. Everything looked new again, even the shift knob which I thought was too far gone. It's all nice and fuzzy again and looks and feels great.

    I would certainly recommend this a a nice "touch-up" mod.

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Just a quick update on how the parts are holding up.

    The steering wheel, where I hold it, seemed to be getting a little flat. Looked as if the fuze was getting worn out. You needed to look real close though, cuz even when I told people what to look for, they couldn't see any difference from the rest of the wheel.
    The shift knob however was shot. It looked totally worn and smooth. Living in NYC, I do a lot of shifting.

    Then I remembered something I read before I did the mod. So I dipped a rag in some soapy water and wrung it out till it was just damp.Wiped everything down and let it dry. I was shocked with the results. Everything looked new again, even the shift knob which I thought was too far gone. It's all nice and fuzzy again and looks and feels great.

    I would certainly recommend this a a nice "touch-up" mod.

    Tony
    You doubted us V2 guys? Jerk...

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    Re: Alcantara teaser

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    You doubted us V2 guys? Jerk...

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