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Turbo
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: steering wheel Reply with quote

Been wondering about how I can recover/replace my sterring wheel. I have a 98 basic model, Laredo I think it is. My steering wheel cover of falling apart. Under the outer cover it looks like all rubber. Can this be recovered or do I have to replace the wheel with one that's in better condition? I like the thickness of the wheel so I don't want to put one of the cheap aftermarket covers on it that you have to stitch up with vinyl thread. That would make it thicker and it usually looks like crap. Can it be recovered?
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DankNesS
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Joined: 14 Oct 2006
Location: New Mexico

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

id say cover it.. or get a new one from a junk yard.. i got a "cheap" cover from autozone maybe the wood grain one.. i like it.. its not to much thicker really at all.. not noticeable... then you get rubber for bett grip for one hand high speed off road steern! also no sewing is nessicary cuz its a real snug fit.... to change your steering whell buy a chiltons or haynes and it is very detailed step by step
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with DankNesS, I bought a cover from wally world when my steering wheel started to fall apart. I don't even notice it now. The cover added a little bit of girth to the wheel so now it actually fit my hands better. I just got a simple black rubberish one with ribs on it for my fingers. I love it and its a lot simpler than replacing the steering wheel itself.
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nori
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can take a step further by....



Tight grip, feels great Mr. Green but then again, he doesn't like this approach.. though, this is tough synthetic polymer unlike cheapy vinyl that eventually wears out.

Or.. he can go for genuine leather approach.

DankNesS wrote:
maybe the wood grain one..


bahhh you mean.. printed wood patterns...lol
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00_cherokee
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same thing happened to me with my leather covered steering wheel... Took to an auto upholstery shop and it was 30 bucks to have it recovered... looks great now
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