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Steering Wheel: Alcantara wrapped for Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by polything, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. polything

    polything Member

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    who has done it? can you please post pictures? i do not like the leather wrap steering wheel at all.
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    But surely alcantara would look terrible after not very much time with hands gripping it. I'm going to guess that after much less than 10K miles, it would look like a leather wheel after 150K miles.
     
  3. JerryNycom

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    I have seen carbon fiber, and glossy black but never alcantara.
     
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    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    I have had alcantara covered steering-wheels for a long time and never had problems with the material. I do not know if other microfibre manufacturers have the problem that you are talking about. here is a picture of my new wheel which is a core-exchange from unplugged performance:

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  6. ahimberg

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    Tesla offers a non leather steering wheel option, you just have to ask for it...
     
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    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    that's interesting....... I asked to order a separate steering wheel with this option and was tiled it was not possible...... I guess different policies for different regions or customers. :crying:
     
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    It's pretty easy to clean Alcantara. There are plenty of vids on YouTube. If you try to wash your hands before driving, you can go many months between 20 minute cleans.
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  9. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    OK - I certainly haven't any experience in handling, so to speak, Alcantara so I will defer to your collective knowledge. From its appearance on the trim of my car, I would not have thought it something that stands up to the kind of wear a steering wheel gets.
     

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