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Old 11-09-2018, 02:24 AM
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Sandwedge, how did you fix the wheel being off just a little? I feel like mine is just 1in or under off. When the wheelís are straight the stripe is dead in the middle of my car. Absolutely love it. So glad that I was coached to do this mod.

Doclouie, I paid $825 shipped to NC. I didnít want to give up my original wheel as a core so that was included in the cost. They used a multifunctional steering wheel like mine and added the thumb pads, red stripe, black leather and black stitching. Contact Donald he is very easy to work with and did an amazing job.

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I just made a mark of where it was when it was off, removed it and reinstalled it just to the right of the "off" location. Fixed.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:25 PM
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I contacted Donald this week and prices for their wheels have gone up a bit. Mine priced out around $629 for all black perforated and smooth leather and thumb rests, using my wheel.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:33 PM
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Just like was told to me when I bought mine. This will be one of your favorite mods!!!! You will definitely appreciate the difference.
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by jll1011 View Post
I contacted Donald this week and prices for their wheels have gone up a bit. Mine priced out around $629 for all black perforated and smooth leather and thumb rests, using my wheel.

here is another thread you can read through for more info and other competitors...

https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...d-shifter.html
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:27 PM
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So my steering wheel is slightly off center, similar to yours after a recent alignment and i haven't had it adjusted by the shop that did it because they are about 45 minutes away and it would take me half a day to get it corrected by them. My Indy installed my Dallas custom wheel a few years back for $50 bucks and I need an oil change shortly so are you saying alternatively he may be able to pull the steering wheel and re algn that way - it would be more efficient for me to do it that way. The car rides straight and does not pull. The road rain run off was also mentioned to me by the alignment guy, but that is not what is causing it, as I have tested on many different roads, etc. Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:38 PM
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Yes, you can always remove the steering wheel and adjust it one tooth on the shaft left or right. That may satisfy you. I have just found that road conditions and slopes change so often that you will find yourself centered on one road and off center seconds later when turning on to another road with a different kind of slope. If the steering wheel removal and rotation alone does not fix it then a slight wheel alignment may be what is needs to fine tune it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:14 PM
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Thanks much - will try that
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:00 AM
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the simple alignment was all my car needed.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:48 AM
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when you say "simple" alignment - how does that compare to a regular alignment which runs around $200 in my area ( which I recently had done) albeit the steering wheel is slightly off center now and I dont want to spend a half day traveling back and forth to the shop (they did other work as well, lowering , plugs etc). I have closer shops for alignment and other routine stuff but they will charge me the full boat , unless, they offer "simple" alignments at a reasonable cost?
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:03 PM
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Oh sorry. Iím not to good on car talk. Letís put it this way. A Firestone car shop alignment.
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:23 PM
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There is a lot less work involved when a shop will do a quick steering wheel alignment versus doing a full and complete alignment which involves loosening/tightening/adjusting suspension components for Toe and Camber angles at all four wheels. It's a 15 minute fix versus a 1.5 hour alignment. In my case I would always go back to the original shop that performed the alignment to have them do any small corrections to the steering wheel. In your case that may be a tough call since going to any new shop that has no idea what's been done to your car and asking them to make small adjustments. They may not trust you or want to fix someone else's work and be on the hook if something goes wrong. Do you still have your alignment print out report from the previous shop? Maybe you can show a local place that paper work and what was done. Explain your steering being off by just a hair and see if they will do something for you. Pick a place that has good reviews or recommended from other Porsche guys.

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Old 01-15-2019, 03:53 PM
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Yes - have the alignment / paper work and specs and a decent shop relatively closeby - will talk to them about that -thanks again for taking the time to reply with a thoughtful answer Q and others.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:58 PM
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Thanks to all the input and suggestions on steering wheel replacement on this forum. I recently installed my new wheel from Royal Steering Wheels in the UK. They did an outstanding job. I really think this is my favorite upgrade to my car. Others had similar comments. It actually makes me feel like i am driving a new car as the wheel doesn't look or feel dated. A great upgrade for any of you folks that have not done it yet.


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Old 02-14-2019, 07:09 PM
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Congrats! Steering Wheel looks awesome! Since it is your foremost direct connection to the car it makes a huge difference! Very nice work!
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