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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: DesignLS steering wheel retrim GEN 2 pdk Reply with quote

I’m considering Linus to do my steering wheel. Mine feels thin and I love all the other trim done for me by him.

Anyone had theirs done in leather and made thicker?

Pictures would be great so I can use it as a reference.

Cheers guys.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just get a better wheel (i.e. one with the paddles) Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaoxter wrote:
Why not just get a better wheel (i.e. one with the paddles) Wink


You can't get a 997 paddle wheel with multi function, or heating.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, not bothered about paddles but would like it a bit thicker 😳😳
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two companies that owners tend to use.

DesignLS and Royal Steering Wheels

If you search this site for either you will find examples and positive feedback. The Royal Steering Wheels site also has a number of images of work competed. You won't be disappointed with either of these.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nigel99 wrote:
There are two companies that owners tend to use.

DesignLS and Royal Steering Wheels

If you search this site for either you will find examples and positive feedback. The Royal Steering Wheels site also has a number of images of work competed. You won't be disappointed with either of these.
honest I have searched. The last one done at royal the picture been taken down, also they are all alcantara and I was looking for one in leather.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can keep the heated/multifunction steering wheel and also have "paddle like" functionality (pull left paddle for a downshift, pull right paddle for an upshift - disable the push button functionality completely) using the original PDK buttons. I have recently done it.

Definitely worth considering if you want paddles and multifunction &/or heated wheel.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linus trimmed my wheel in alcantara and made it thicker in the process (he also trimmed the rest of my interior too). Excellent job, still very pleased with the results a couple of years on
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Linus trimmed my wheel in alcantara and made it thicker in the process (he also trimmed the rest of my interior too). Excellent job, still very pleased with the results a couple of years on


Nice cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nigel99 wrote:
Shaoxter wrote:
Why not just get a better wheel (i.e. one with the paddles) Wink


You can't get a 997 paddle wheel with multi function, or heating.


997 can upgrade to latest MF shift paddles steering wheel with adapter kits, more info https://gpsadapter.us
 



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

balancely wrote:
nigel99 wrote:
Shaoxter wrote:
Why not just get a better wheel (i.e. one with the paddles) Wink


You can't get a 997 paddle wheel with multi function, or heating.


997 can upgrade to latest MF shift paddles steering wheel with adapter kits, more info https://gpsadapter.us


It’s funny on their website they replace the 997.2 sport wheel with a 991 wheel but I think the 997 wheel is much better looking and better made.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: DesignLS steering wheel retrim GEN 2 pdk Reply with quote

silvermilnec wrote:
I’m considering Linus to do my steering wheel. Mine feels thin and I love all the other trim done for me by him.

Anyone had theirs done in leather and made thicker?

Pictures would be great so I can use it as a reference.

Cheers guys.


I went to visit Royal Steering Wheels last week, nice guy and showed me several examples of his work, all looked very good. I always felt that my wheel felt a bit thin, especially as I drive a BM during the week and am used to a much thicker wheel. I also replaced my worn gear knob and gator recently and now my wheel and handbrake cover really let the interior down!

I wanted to keep a fairly stock / OEM look and Jack at RSW recommended a very slightly thicker wheel, only about 1 - 2mm, otherwise I would loose the character / look of the standard wheel. I am also going for black nappa (smooth) leather on the top and bottom, with perforated on the sides and OEM dark grey stitching (similar to the pic below, without the grey panel at the top). He is also doing the handbrake cover in the same style.

Mine is a Gen1, round airbag wheel. I'll post some before and after pics in a couple of weeks Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: DesignLS steering wheel retrim GEN 2 pdk Reply with quote

TonyC911 wrote:
silvermilnec wrote:
I’m considering Linus to do my steering wheel. Mine feels thin and I love all the other trim done for me by him.

Anyone had theirs done in leather and made thicker?

Pictures would be great so I can use it as a reference.

Cheers guys.


I went to visit Royal Steering Wheels last week, nice guy and showed me several examples of his work, all looked very good. I always felt that my wheel felt a bit thin, especially as I drive a BM during the week and am used to a much thicker wheel. I also replaced my worn gear knob and gator recently and now my wheel and handbrake cover really let the interior down!

I wanted to keep a fairly stock / OEM look and Jack at RSW recommended a very slightly thicker wheel, only about 1 - 2mm, otherwise I would loose the character / look of the standard wheel. I am also going for black nappa (smooth) leather on the top and bottom, with perforated on the sides and OEM dark grey stitching (similar to the pic below, without the grey panel at the top). He is also doing the handbrake cover in the same style.

Mine is a Gen1, round airbag wheel. I'll post some before and after pics in a couple of weeks Very Happy


He seems better at leather. I had my wheel done by him in alcantara and it wasn’t a good job. Will eventually get it retrimmed at DesignLS
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: DesignLS steering wheel retrim GEN 2 pdk Reply with quote

TonyC911 wrote:
silvermilnec wrote:
I’m considering Linus to do my steering wheel. Mine feels thin and I love all the other trim done for me by him.

Anyone had theirs done in leather and made thicker?

Pictures would be great so I can use it as a reference.

Cheers guys.


I went to visit Royal Steering Wheels last week, nice guy and showed me several examples of his work, all looked very good. I always felt that my wheel felt a bit thin, especially as I drive a BM during the week and am used to a much thicker wheel. I also replaced my worn gear knob and gator recently and now my wheel and handbrake cover really let the interior down!

I wanted to keep a fairly stock / OEM look and Jack at RSW recommended a very slightly thicker wheel, only about 1 - 2mm, otherwise I would loose the character / look of the standard wheel. I am also going for black nappa (smooth) leather on the top and bottom, with perforated on the sides and OEM dark grey stitching (similar to the pic below, without the grey panel at the top). He is also doing the handbrake cover in the same style.

Mine is a Gen1, round airbag wheel. I'll post some before and after pics in a couple of weeks Very Happy
exactly the kind of thing I was looking for, I look forward to the before and after pics cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: DesignLS steering wheel retrim GEN 2 pdk Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
TonyC911 wrote:
silvermilnec wrote:
I’m considering Linus to do my steering wheel. Mine feels thin and I love all the other trim done for me by him.

Anyone had theirs done in leather and made thicker?

Pictures would be great so I can use it as a reference.

Cheers guys.


I went to visit Royal Steering Wheels last week, nice guy and showed me several examples of his work, all looked very good. I always felt that my wheel felt a bit thin, especially as I drive a BM during the week and am used to a much thicker wheel. I also replaced my worn gear knob and gator recently and now my wheel and handbrake cover really let the interior down!

I wanted to keep a fairly stock / OEM look and Jack at RSW recommended a very slightly thicker wheel, only about 1 - 2mm, otherwise I would loose the character / look of the standard wheel. I am also going for black nappa (smooth) leather on the top and bottom, with perforated on the sides and OEM dark grey stitching (similar to the pic below, without the grey panel at the top). He is also doing the handbrake cover in the same style.

Mine is a Gen1, round airbag wheel. I'll post some before and after pics in a couple of weeks Very Happy


He seems better at leather. I had my wheel done by him in alcantara and it wasn’t a good job. Will eventually get it retrimmed at DesignLS
unusual to get bad feedback for RSW can I ask what poor about the finish?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted at the time. I've seen other work he's done and it has been to a very high standard as in this thread. However mine wasn't so good. Just the finish really, you can see for yourself in the photos I posted at the time.






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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks as if it's been twisted somehow? Reputation is everything, he'd probably rectify at no cost if you asked him to correct the issue Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roro wrote:
That looks as if it's been twisted somehow? Reputation is everything, he'd probably rectify at no cost if you asked him to correct the issue Dont know
agree I wouldn’t be happy with that!
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Roro wrote:
That looks as if it's been twisted somehow? Reputation is everything, he'd probably rectify at no cost if you asked him to correct the issue Dont know


I'd rather get DesignLS to do it, the work they've done on my interior is first class. In fact I'm still toying with the idea of getting an OEM one from Porsche (I know I need to see a doctor).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
Roro wrote:
That looks as if it's been twisted somehow? Reputation is everything, he'd probably rectify at no cost if you asked him to correct the issue Dont know


I'd rather get DesignLS to do it, the work they've done on my interior is first class. In fact I'm still toying with the idea of getting an OEM one from Porsche (I know I need to see a doctor).


Well, I'm not going to argue, Linas has Alcantara'd my interior as well and I'm very pleased too Smile
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