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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by R.E92 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:07 pm

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I really want mine done, mine is so shiny it's horrible. Would need it on the exchange basis but I can't decide what I'd want (smooth / perforated / alcantara).
If it's just shiny leather then try some Gliptone GT11 and GT12 first. It works wonders on leather. Leaves a nice matt finish.

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Post by benv6 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:34 pm

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MAKE SURE YOU DON'T CLOSE THE BOOT AFTER YOU DISCONNECT THE BATTERY
Already done that (and got the t-shirt) on my previous E85 when working on the roof, so I certainly learnt my lesson the hard way :D

PS: Locked my keys in the boot on a previous e46 coupe :headbang: as well, that was in France and with hardly any tools (That was a real pain)
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Post by suttz83 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 pm

I had mine done a few months back but forgot to post pictures. Massive change from the worn original. I went for added padding, smooth and perforated with red stitching to match the seats. Well worth the money (which is a bargain in my eyes).

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Post by R.E92 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:20 pm

Same as my wheel other than stitching colour. The quality of the leather is better than OEM too.

Your original wheel was really beat up!

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Post by Taz » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:38 pm

very nice :) :thumbsup:

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Post by suttz83 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:48 pm

Yeah that was after a lot of cleaning. Not even Dr leather wipes could do anything for it.

I went down to Royal Steering wheels one Sunday morning and he fitted it there and then. Took about 30 minutes in total to fit. Really glad I did. The old wheel let the whole car down IMO so really happy with the result.

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Post by benv6 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:10 pm

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Yeah that was after a lot of cleaning. Not even Dr leather wipes could do anything for it.

I went down to Royal Steering wheels one Sunday morning and he fitted it there and then. Took about 30 minutes in total to fit. Really glad I did. The old wheel let the whole car down IMO so really happy with the result.
How much the was it (parts & labour)?
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Post by SteveSmith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:32 pm

suttz83 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 pm
I had mine done a few months back but forgot to post pictures. Massive change from the worn original. I went for added padding, smooth and perforated with red stitching to match the seats. Well worth the money (which is a bargain in my eyes).

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Oh wow!! Those pics have just made up my mind! Perforated it is then! I wonder what a beige stitch would look like to match my seats?
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Post by thanatu55 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:02 pm

For anybody considering a retrim, as an alternative to Royals I decided to try out these http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Ihr-Leder-Lenk ... 7675.l2568 from Germany.

They do an exchange service in the event that you don't want to lose the use of your car, which is the option I chose. They send you a retrimmed version of your exact steering wheel, once you receive it you send your old one back to them. They take a deposit which is returned to you upon receipt of your old wheel.

Mine is a retrimmed M-Sport wheel for the E85. They didn't have it as an option on the website so I emailed them and they duly obliged. I thought I'd leave this here because I'm very pleased with the results, nice and chunky, more pronounced thumb wrests, comfortable and well made. They do a 'Tuning' option which applies a similar theme to the bottom half too, although unfortunately they couldn't offer it for my M-Sport wheel. It's just something a bit different to what Royals offer, and another option for anybody who might be interested.


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Post by suttz83 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 pm

SteveSmith wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:32 pm
suttz83 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 pm
I had mine done a few months back but forgot to post pictures. Massive change from the worn original. I went for added padding, smooth and perforated with red stitching to match the seats. Well worth the money (which is a bargain in my eyes).

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Oh wow!! Those pics have just made up my mind! Perforated it is then! I wonder what a beige stitch would look like to match my seats?

It was £135 for the wheel and £15 fitting. Bargain I’m sure you would agree.

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Post by SteveSmith » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:51 am

suttz83 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 pm
SteveSmith wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:32 pm
suttz83 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 pm
I had mine done a few months back but forgot to post pictures. Massive change from the worn original. I went for added padding, smooth and perforated with red stitching to match the seats. Well worth the money (which is a bargain in my eyes).

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Oh wow!! Those pics have just made up my mind! Perforated it is then! I wonder what a beige stitch would look like to match my seats?

It was £135 for the wheel and £15 fitting. Bargain I’m sure you would agree.
Definitely. It's on my list to get done now!
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Post by mcbutler » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:31 am

R.E92 wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:57 am
BeardyJon wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:51 am
R.E92 wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:29 pm
I had mine re-trimmed by Royal Steering wheels a couple of weeks ago.

I spotted an M2 at the dealer and decided I wanted the same wheel in my Z4 so had them do the smooth leather on top and bottom, perforated on sides and had the tri-colour stitching. Also went for the extra padding option so it's the same thickness as the M wheels.

They did a great job, I'm tempted to do the same to my 3 series too.
How much did that all cost, if you don't mind me asking?
Mine cost £145 since I removed the wheel and sent it to them. I only use my Z4 on the weekend so it wasn't an issue.
you can always use a pair of mole grips clamped on the steering shaft while your wheels away :headbang:

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Post by Theivz » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:19 pm

Jack at Royal Steering is a magician. The product is top notch and every BM I've had has had a new wheel from him. Price is great value too. It is sfter sll the main connection between man znd machine

Zed needs one ... trouble is im struggling on what to do design wise... my car is sapphire black with red leather ...
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Post by Theivz » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:51 pm

Heres my laat car. Jack did gaitors and wheel in matching oyster nappa leather
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Post by huytonman » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:58 pm

Sun appeared today so down with the roof and a couple of photos of the refurbed wheel with one of the old one for comparison.
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