Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Replacment Alcantara Steering Wheel

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    Newport Beach, CA
    Posts
    16

    Replacment Alcantara Steering Wheel

    The alcantara on my steering wheel (newly purchased 2004 vert) is trashed. I'd like to replace it with an original in good shape. Option would be to have it wrapped by Coby Wheel, but my preference would be an origianal wheel.

    I'd appreciate any leads. I realize I just missed a couple that were posted here recently. My bad for not having known about this site and reviewing it regularly.

    Thanks in advance,
    davo FNG

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Branford, CT
    Posts
    15,753
    My best advice is that you should go the Coby route. I think you're going to have a hard time finding a good, original alcantara wheel, since they wear like crap for the most part, at least at a reasonable price. Coby, or a similar service, really is your best bet, and actually is a fantastic value and will likely be cheaper than an OE wheel all the while getting brand new, non-worn alcantara vs used, less-than-perfect alcantara.

    But, if you feel the need for an original, eBay is one place to look. Warning: they are very expensive, and most that I can find are either brand new (over $1k) or are re-wraps.
    BP
    2005 330i ZHP / 6MT
    Imolarot / Naturbraun



    It's not the car you drive, it's how you drive it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    2,765
    +1 on the rewrap. Even if you found an OE in pristine condition that material is 15+ years old and will wear much quicker than a rewrap with fresh Alcantara.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    Newport Beach, CA
    Posts
    16
    Thanks, guys. I hadn't even considered that a used oem alcantara wheel would be that old (like my ride) even though appearing to be in good condition. Although I'd prefer to stay "original", also considering a leather wrapped wheel from one of the guys in Lithuania for better wear and less upkeep. Any recommendations for a source for one of these?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Branford, CT
    Posts
    15,753
    eBay is a good place to look for leather rewraps. They're a dime a dozen on there.
    I highly recommend the seller "Tainik". He does fantastic work. The wheel I put in my ZHP is from him.

    Mine is a full Nappa leather wheel. I think paid about $400 for it.










    Note: the wheel comes without trim or airbag. You'll have to transfer those from your existing wheel.
    BP
    2005 330i ZHP / 6MT
    Imolarot / Naturbraun



    It's not the car you drive, it's how you drive it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    Newport Beach, CA
    Posts
    16
    Thanks! Nice workmanship on that wheel. I'll look him up as a seller on eBay and will check out what he's got.

    Thanks again.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Leesburg, VA
    Posts
    763
    Chris in TX does good work, too: http://leatherwheels.com/

    Tainik's store: https://www.ebay.com/sch/tainik/m.ht..._sop=12&_rdc=1
    2006 330ci ZHP - Silbergrau Metallic / Stoff Laser/Anthrazit / Alu Black Cube trim / Adaptive Xenon headlights / HK hi-fi system / heated front seats

Similar Threads

  1. WTB: ZHP Alcantara Steering Wheel
    By KIRIEIW in forum ZHP-Related Parts & Accessories (no vehicle sales)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-14-2016, 06:43 AM
  2. FS OEM Alcantara steering wheel
    By wsmeyer in forum ZHP-Related Parts & Accessories (no vehicle sales)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-23-2015, 08:11 PM
  3. ZHP Alcantara steering wheel
    By dyintorace in forum ZHP-Related Parts & Accessories (no vehicle sales)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-09-2015, 05:29 PM
  4. For Sale: ZHP Alcantara Steering wheel $210
    By M3TA5IN in forum ZHP-Related Parts & Accessories (no vehicle sales)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-30-2011, 01:47 PM
  5. Alcantara Steering wheel
    By xtremecro in forum General -- ZHP Related
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-03-2011, 08:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •