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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Steering wheel choices in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Looking at options for recovering an extra steering wheel I purchased. Thoughts? Black Alcantara and black stitching Black Alcantara and ...
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    Steering wheel choices

    Looking at options for recovering an extra steering wheel I purchased. Thoughts?

    Black Alcantara and black stitching


    Black Alcantara and black stitching with top carbon insert


    Black Alcantara and black stitching with bottom carbon insert


    Top and bottom carbon inserts with black alcantara and black stitching

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    Ever consider doing the center area with leather or carbon fiber?

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    There is no "none of the above" choice !!

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    Do the top and bottom, and sell it to me.

    I'll send you mine.

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    I like the top and bottom if you retain the factory airbag, the first one if you could get the airbag cover wrapped.

    I've been trying to figure out how to modify the center airbag cover so that it doesn't look so cheap. I want to send my wheel to Dallas Custom Wheel but not a fan of the wheel just wrapped with that hunk of plastic and plastic $3 Cadillac emblem in the center. I though about buying a V2 Wheel Airbag cover and cutting the emblem out then sending the emblem and my V1 airbag cover to Dallas to have them wrap it with the new emblem. Problem is those covers sell for over $200 because they come with the airbag. Haven't been able to find just an emblem of any quality.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2009-20...f0f83d&vxp=mtr


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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    Quote Originally Posted by etcts-v View Post
    I like the top and bottom if you retain the factory airbag, the first one if you could get the airbag cover wrapped.

    I've been trying to figure out how to modify the center airbag cover so that it doesn't look so cheap. I want to send my wheel to Dallas Custom Wheel but not a fan of the wheel just wrapped with that hunk of plastic and plastic $3 Cadillac emblem in the center. I though about buying a V2 Wheel Airbag cover and cutting the emblem out then sending the emblem and my V1 airbag cover to Dallas to have them wrap it with the new emblem. Problem is those covers sell for over $200 because they come with the airbag. Haven't been able to find just an emblem of any quality.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2009-20...f0f83d&vxp=mtr

    I'm leaning towards top and bottom more and more now. I will be retaining the airbag cover.

    I don't want to risk blocking the deployment of the steering wheel airbag with covering it in material. If you do plan on covering the center I would recommend disabling that airbag so you don't have a piece of plastic going ballistic into your face. Those panels are specially designed to break open when the bag is deployed. Altering the surface is a big no-no.

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    Quote Originally Posted by barrok69 View Post
    I'm leaning towards top and bottom more and more now. I will be retaining the airbag cover.

    I don't want to risk blocking the deployment of the steering wheel airbag with covering it in material. If you do plan on covering the center I would recommend disabling that airbag so you don't have a piece of plastic going ballistic into your face. Those panels are specially designed to break open when the bag is deployed. Altering the surface is a big no-no.
    The seams are built with the airbag deployment in mind, it would be no different than what comes stock ($5 glued on emblem)

    Here is an example of a deployed airbag cover:

    http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...cover-pix.html

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    Quote Originally Posted by etcts-v View Post
    The seams are built with the airbag deployment in mind, it would be no different than what comes stock ($5 glued on emblem)

    Here is an example of a deployed airbag cover:

    http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...cover-pix.html
    Ahh Good to know. I couldn't see the images at work. I didn't realize there were seams there.

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    First one is nice..I'd have it if I could

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    I assume that ours folds up or to the side. I can't see any way it'll split down the center.

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    You could cover the airbag portion with 3m dinoc. That should not hinder any ill affects if it needed to be deployed.

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    I assume that ours folds up or to the side. I can't see any way it'll split down the center.
    Yeah, they simply hinge out of the way. They do not split.

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    black on black.. looks like a the factory wheel..

    i did a 1/8in pad.. any larger and it will look like a giant stuffed sausage on this big azz wheel

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    Re: Steering wheel choices

    Quote Originally Posted by ONEBADCADDIE View Post
    First one is nice..I'd have it if I could
    Yes, first one's real nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrok69 View Post
    Looking at options for recovering an extra steering wheel I purchased. Thoughts?

    Black Alcantara and black stitching


    Black Alcantara and black stitching with top carbon insert


    Black Alcantara and black stitching with bottom carbon insert


    Top and bottom carbon inserts with black alcantara and black stitching
    Photochopped!!!

    BTW that wheel is charcoal, not black. I should know

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrok69 View Post
    Looking at options for recovering an extra steering wheel I purchased. Thoughts?

    Black Alcantara and black stitching


    Black Alcantara and black stitching with top carbon insert


    Black Alcantara and black stitching with bottom carbon insert


    Top and bottom carbon inserts with black alcantara and black stitching
    Photochopped!!!

    BTW that wheel is charcoal, not black. I should know

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    I figured the cover moved to the side when airbag deployed but was unable to find a pic online of one actually deployed. Every picture of deployed airbags shows the cover split in the center, but I can't see how that's possible on our cars.

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