Steering Wheel Repair Options

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  1. kenny150r

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    I'm sure I'm not the only one that has a rotted/deteriorated steering wheel... Has anybody found a good repair option that doesn't involve an aftermarket wheel without an airbag? I''ve been looking for a replacement leather piece that can be stitched in, however I haven't found anything that looks OEM or high quality. I've searched several junkyards as well and couldn't find any in decent shape. Anybody have any luck?
     
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    Redline goods.
    Not sure how close their stuff is to OEM, but they have lots of choice and the people that have their products looks good.
     
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    Hmmm I've seen some of the pictures of their products online and for some reason the wheel covers just look... off... Or something. If it's the only decent option I guess it'll have to do but for $150+ shipped I'd really expect something to look good/not out of place in the car
     
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    Do a Google search for better pics. The pics on the site do look off.
     
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    Okay I'll check it out! I was looking at the ones on their site, just looked kinda funky. I'll try Google
     
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    Redline has done a lot of the wheels on here and we have all been happy with them. They were just running a sale I think it was 15% off and they do from time to time so keep your eyes open or subscribe to them and they will mail them to you.
     
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    Could always go FR500 too, nicer whee that keeps the airbag.
     
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    Can you find any FR500's?

    I have one and it's one of my favorite SN purchases but they are almost impossible to track down now.
     
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    redline can make an fr500 out of a standard wheel, but you need to either ship it to them or have him buy one and cover it. Pretty sure its not something you can wrap yourself.
     
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    yeah every real FR500 I've found is well over $500... ridiculous! So it seems that steering wheel options are Craft Customs in TX for about $250 or Redline for $100... I might check with some upholstery places around here in PHX to see if they've done something like this. I'll let y'all know, but those craft customs ones look perfect
     
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    I do upholstery repair for a living! Post up a picture and I'll give you a idea how to fix it and help you save a little money!