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New Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by artsci, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. artsci

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    Had a carbon fiber steering wheel installed today. The wheel was made by Tony Spitaleri of Carbon Fiber Element who has done nearly all of the carbon fiber work on my car.

    I bought a wheel from my service center and shipped it to Tony. He suggested the tan stitching on the leather part which I think is a nice detail. The carbon fiber has a matt finish to match the dash. The feel of the wheel to the hand is fantastic.

    Next I'm going to have another one made with tan leather on the sides to match the seats. When that one is finished I'll probably make this one available in the TMC classifieds. Total cost was about $1,200 (a well known firm in LA sells a piano black steering wheel for at least a grand more). And this is carbon fiber, which is a ton more work. So I think I got a very good deal.

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    Very Nice !! Would you care to share his contact info ?
     
  3. Shawn Snider

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    That's beautiful! and for a very nice price!
     
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    I love it. Great work!
     
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    Can they make one in Obeche gloss?
     
  6. artsci

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    It's [email protected] 732.754.0423

    Tony does fantastic work. He did the side mirror caps, front and rear diffusers, side strakes, and nose cone. SUPRKAR introduced me to his work.

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    That would be a very tall order but you might contact Tony to ask.
     
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    It is really cool, hope one day i'll have same one ..

    It is really cool, hope one day i'll have same one ..It is really cool, hope one day i'll have same one ..
     
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    It looks fantastic and I'm sure it will look even more fantastic in Tan leather, so it matches your interior even better. Good job!
     
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    Looks great! is this real carbon fiber or it is just for look?
     
  10. gavine

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    How much was the steering wheel from the service center?
     
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    It looks great! I would miss the soft feel of the leather wrapped wheel, but to each his own. It really does look awesome.
     
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    $620.
     
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    Do you know if this steering wheel will accept the electronics and heating elements of the heated steering wheel?
     
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    Rick, don't you think it is time that Tesla hired you as a consultant?
     
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    As far as I know there's no reason that the heated wheel couldn't be covered with carbon fiber in a similar way.

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    I'll take stock options:)
     
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    Just had the carbon fiber and tan leather wheel installed. I'm very pleased with the look of this -- it's just what I hoped to achieve. And the carbon fiber is a near perfect match with the dash.

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    Very cool, I like this look.
     
  19. artsci

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    It's these small details that I really care about, as I think it makes the interior much more polished and coordinated.
     
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    It looks very polished! Love the look!
     

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