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Question carbon fiber steering wheel

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So I was doing my research on my future mods, and I found this:



I contacted the sale guy and he said he used genuine carbon fiber to construct the steering wheel and told me that he has the non-paddle shifters version in stock (He bought OEM basic steering wheels and modify them first), so basically after you place the order, he will ship you the carbon fiber one, and then after you install it, you will have to ship your stock one back to him. If you have sport package or Brabus like I do, then you will have to take your stock one off and send it to him to modify, once he finishes, he will send it back to you. The whole process takes about one week.

The steering wheel cost around $310 after currency conversion. But you have to pay for the two-way shipping fees. The problem with it is that the shop is located in China, and the shipping time and cost could be a little costly.

What do you guys think? Is it worth the investment?

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I like the looks of it and the price is reasonable. The factory 451 Brabus wheel was about $900.00 if I remember correctly.
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Wow that is a sweet looking wheel , and price wise , depending on the actual shipping (incoming and out going ) could be a heck of a deal .. I'd be interested to see how that spin would go in actuality . Are u going to take the dive and go thru with it ? Keep me posted on the progress if you do .
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I'd buy one if it was leather like this:

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Wow that is a sweet looking wheel , and price wise , depending on the actual shipping (incoming and out going ) could be a heck of a deal .. I'd be interested to see how that spin would go in actuality . Are u going to take the dive and go thru with it ? Keep me posted on the progress if you do .
Yup, I dropped off my baby in the shop, and they will help me take off the steering wheel along with the grey panel on the sides of dashboard. I will send them in to get some carbon fiber treatment. I will keep you posted for any updates. I am expecting them back at the beginning of October
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I'd buy one if it was leather like this:

you can choose any color of stitching, type of leather or alcantara, shape of the steering wheel (either flat bottom or round) and even the color of carbon fiber. it's pretty much 100% customizble
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Ah have to provide a steering wheel and it's in China. No thanks.
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So the steering wheel and two dash panels have been removed and will be on its way to the factory for some carbon fiber upgrade.. See you in three weeks or so

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So the steering wheel and two dash panels have been removed and will be on its way to the factory for some carbon fiber upgrade.. See you in three weeks or so
Very cool .. hope it all goes smoothly and the results are worth the wait . Keep us posted .
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Very cool .. hope it all goes smoothly and the results are worth the wait . Keep us posted .
Thanks, guess how much I paid for the 3-4 business day delivery shipping.....
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