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Post by Number5 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:39 am

I just thought I'd post this in the Alpina section, for easy reference, even though I've previously posted a picture on another thread.

I wasnt overly happy with my original steering wheel. With it being 13 years old it had got rather shiny and smooth, plus I'd scagged the bottom of the wheel getting in the car wearing cargo pants, due to a zip on the left thigh pocket. However, I also found it a little thin by modern standards, (especially as I'm driving a 2015 BMW as a daily car)

This was the original wheel:
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I sent it to Jack at Royals Steering Wheels for recovering and he added an extra 2mm of padding on top of the original wheel and then covered with Nappa Leather for £135 The wheel now feels much better and is far more comfortable to grip.
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In order to keep it Alpina OEM I stuck with the green and blue stitching and the quality of the workmanship is excellent.
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I'd fully recommend Royals if you are looking at getting your wheel done too.
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Post by Stu Boy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:29 am

Very nice Number5 :thumbsup:
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Post by Marlon » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:06 am

Great job - will feel miles better I'm sure.

Btw Alan, I cant see your avatar this is what I see:
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Post by Number5 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:02 pm

OK, thanks Colin, I'll have a look and see why it's not appearing.
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Post by PerryGunn » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:01 pm

Number5 wrote:OK, thanks Colin, I'll have a look and see why it's not appearing.
It was/is working fine for me...
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Post by markeg » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:15 pm

Nope, your avatar is screwed for me as well, Alan.

BTW - also did my wheel at Jacks but had to cover the leather spokes myself, so lost the Alpina dual rhombus on the bottom spoke. The original leather was damaged beyond repair by the previous owner. Jack couldn't help there as he doesn't do leather thin enough for spokes - eventually, I'll find a coach builder who does leather to order, or just teach myself :wink:
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Post by mr wilks » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:18 pm

Its a top job done & felt great in the hands even at speeds up to errrr 85 :? :P money well spent for sure :thumbsup:
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Post by Number5 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:33 pm

markeg wrote:Nope, your avatar is screwed for me as well, Alan.
Fixed it - I think !
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Post by markeg » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:12 pm

Number5 wrote:
markeg wrote:Nope, your avatar is screwed for me as well, Alan.
Fixed it - I think !
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Post by Marlon » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:32 pm

markeg wrote:
Number5 wrote:
markeg wrote:Nope, your avatar is screwed for me as well, Alan.
Fixed it - I think !
:thumbsup:
Good to see it back - had been missing for weeks for me :thumbsup:
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Post by Rally » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:21 pm

Got to love a royals retim looks fantastic and makes such a difference well worth the money.
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Post by zedwheels » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:44 pm

very nice number5. :thumbsup: Did the original wheel have the blur and green stitching? Cant see it in the photo!
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