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Old 12-25-2017, 12:10 PM
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Hello all and merry Christmas. I tried a search, but could not come up with an answer here so forgive me if this has been covered. I am just curious as to how long those of you that ordered a t96 wheel had to wait to receive it? I ordered a custom one with leather airbag at the end of September as a gift for my wife to put under the tree for me. Itís still not here. I have spoken with Ivan a couple of times and been told that itís still in production. I am just curious about how long it has taken to receive a custom wheel. I am not digging on dctms in this thread, just getting a little concerned. Thanks everyone.

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Old 12-25-2017, 12:56 PM
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Hey Brad, unfortunately I can't help as I wasn't even aware of this wheel until finding this thread. But those look AMAZING! Hope it arrives soon --keep us posted. I'm gonna have to nab one of these at some point even if they take a year to get!
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Originally Posted by 2out2sea View Post
Hello all and merry Christmas. I tried a search, but could not come up with an answer here so forgive me if this has been covered. I am just curious as to how long those of you that ordered a t96 wheel had to wait to receive it? I ordered a custom one with leather airbag at the end of September as a gift for my wife to put under the tree for me. It’s still not here. I have spoken with Ivan a couple of times and been told that it’s still in production. I am just curious about how long it has taken to receive a custom wheel. I am not digging on dctms in this thread, just getting a little concerned. Thanks everyone.

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Hi Brad,

As I recall it took several months for mine to be delivered. Worth the wait though.

Merry Christmas,

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Old 12-25-2017, 09:25 PM
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I am hoping that it arrives soon. I appreciate the replies. I will keep you posted. I am hoping it turns out as good as the ones I have seen online. Just nervous about the ever stretching timeframe...
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:18 PM
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Well, no one else may care, but I thought I would update this thread to let you know that I still haven't heard from DCTMS/ Ivan on the wheel that I paid for at the end of September. A few threads on other forums have said it took a long time, but now there is no contact from DCTMS at all. I get no reply to email and no there is no answer to the phone, only a generic voice mail. I have submitted a claim to Paypal at this point. I will certainly post if this gets resolved. I do take exception to paying for an item, being told it will be "about 4 weeks" for fabrication and then being left out in the cold with no communication after 3 1/2 months!!!
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That's not a good practice on the seller's part. Please keep us posted and thanks for the updates.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:37 PM
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quick update. on a fluke I called one last time at the end of the day and Ivan answered this time. He says the vendor he uses for his custom work is having some sort of problem getting product completed. There is apparently no end in sight on the production of my wheel and airbag! uh, ok. we finally agreed that he would send a wheel he has in stock with an alcantara airbag cover for me to see if I want it. I will be able to return it for a refund if I do not like it in person. It is not the best resolution, but it's something and I will keep this thread up to date. it's worth noting that if it isn't in stock with Ivan then it's likely a crap shoot...
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 2out2sea View Post
quick update. on a fluke I called one last time at the end of the day and Ivan answered this time. He says the vendor he uses for his custom work is having some sort of problem getting product completed. There is apparently no end in sight on the production of my wheel and airbag! uh, ok. we finally agreed that he would send a wheel he has in stock with an alcantara airbag cover for me to see if I want it. I will be able to return it for a refund if I do not like it in person. It is not the best resolution, but it's something and I will keep this thread up to date. it's worth noting that if it isn't in stock with Ivan then it's likely a crap shoot...
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So do they make their wheels that they advertise, or do they just market them from someone else?
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oh wow thank god I read this thread! I was going to send my own CPZ Steering Wheel & Shift **** to be re-done in Alcantara!
They are Fairly Active on Instagram so I don't know why they haven't been transparent , terrible business practice I say.
Aren't they a Sponsor on here? they are a sponsor on 6speedonline that's where I have been communicating with Ivan via PM's

This is the other company I have been in touch with https://www.instagram.com/exclusiveoption/
they are based out of Mill Valley, CA and have special prices for Rennlist and 6speed Members
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I was lucky enough recently to pickup a barely used DCT steering wheel in black leather in the classifieds. I can say that it's a really nice piece, appears very well made. Too bad they are having trouble producing them. IMO this is the best looking non-OEM wheel option for the 996. There are the GT2 wheels which are great but crazy $$$. Most the other aftermarket options I have seen are pretty ugly IMO.
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In case youve never done wheel business with DCT Ill tell you how it goes. The work is great. The wheels come back to you great. I had a couple things done and it was near perfect.
What they do is send the wheel to some foreign country, sorry I cant recall if its taiwan, china, hong kong. But in that area. You get the wheel mailed back from there. They usually say it will be 4 weeks total time, but for me it was always 5-6 weeks.
Unless there is some catastrophe, it will get back sooner or later. I would imagine Ivan asks the destination if they have it, when it will be ready, etc and if they never got it, or they sent it long ago and it hasnt got here in due time, he will respond to you that its lost. but if its going normally he just will say, wait.
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Dang it, I have typed this 4x and it keeps disappearing! So one more time.

point 1. I am ok with 5-6 weeks. I am not ok with 12-18 weeks and I have paid in full.
point 2. All communication has been initiated by me. 3-4 calls since placing the order and the same with emails. I am not pestering the guy. Until I get no email reply and I get no call backs to voicemails.
point 3. Dec 10 was told wheel was ready, just waiting on airbag. He would check status and call back. Never called and the wheel wasnít done because I would have had him send it yesterday but he doesnít have it.
point 4. I agree that the t96 is the best option out there. Ivan is now sending a wheel at my request for me to look at and see if I want it. If I keep it he will give me a slight discount off of the original purchase price. I will likely send it to dallas to have it recovered on my dime and make it like I wanted initially.
point 4. Ivan DID OFFER A REFUND. This cannot be stressed enough. Mind you this was after our less than pleasant conversation yesterday.

i donít know what all of this means for those considering a steering wheel. Just donít expect it in 4 weeks.


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Originally Posted by 2out2sea View Post

I recently got this wheel in a trade for my stock wheel, PO, claims it is a t96 from dct but the upper portion is continuous, no seem on both sides just above center portion as in all of their wheels that I have seen.
So there must ne some other manufacturer out there.
I know Techart makes them, but I could not find a photo to see in construction method was the same.
Good luck with getting your wheel straightened out.

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