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starquestbd22 09-11-2013 05:28 PM

Wheelskins leather steering wheel cover...help me pick colors!!
 
Hi all. Thinking of picking up a Wheelskins leather steering wheel cover. I don't have the factory leather wheel and honestly don't care much either way but my steering wheel is worn smooth and starting to develop a tacky/gummy feel at the 10 o'clock position. It was like this when I bought the truck. I guess the previous owner drove with his hand right there for every single one of the truck's 66K miles, lol. Anyway, I'd like some opinions on the color. My truck is bright silver with the dark slate interior. I think the charcoal will match my interior the best. I thought about doing a single color cover in charcoal. I also thought about doing a two color cover in either charcoal and grey or charcoal and black. Here's a link to the site so you can get an idea of what the two color covers look like and also the colors themselves.

http://www.wheelskinscover.com/Dodge...s2-ram-025.htm

Thanks for any opinions!!

EXPRESS25C 09-11-2013 08:54 PM

I have installed a few of these in the past, very nice product. Not quite a leather "factory wheel" look or feel, but a nice upgrade to the plastic wheel. I always used just solid black, seemed to look more OEM to me. Good luck with your install !

fishin4ladyz 09-11-2013 11:23 PM

Had one of these in my 3rd gen ram. Liked it a lot. Worth the money. I would go with all black if I could do it over. I had the two tone black and grey. After a while the grey started turning black and looked kinda crappy. Just my 2 cents.

starquestbd22 09-12-2013 10:23 AM

Thanks for the input guys. Sound like one color is the fav. I think I will go with the solid color charcoal. It's very dark but not quite black just like my interior.

RKruggr 09-14-2013 12:37 AM

I went with the grey color in my silver truck with slate interior.

RogerRamJet 09-14-2013 02:50 AM

I was going to suggest charcoal and sand, but with the consensus, and thinking past my eyeballs, one color would be best. Let us know what you get and post a pic or two of it.

starquestbd22 10-17-2013 11:40 AM

Well I have still been debating on picking one of these up and also periodically checking Ebay and my waiting paid off. I scored a new charcoal and gray Wheelskins for $29 shipped, dang near half off the cheapest place I could find one. I had decided to go with a single color but this was the two colors I would want on a two tone cover and for the price, heck yeah. The top half of my truck's interior (from the bottom of the windows and up including the headliner) is a light gray color so I think it will look fine. I'll throw on a photo when I get it installed some time next week.

Whiplash 10-17-2013 12:43 PM

sounds like you scored a sweet deal!! looking forward to the pic when you get it on

starquestbd22 10-21-2013 10:10 AM

I got it 99% installed last night. Nothing terribly difficult but I did put a nice little cut in the crease of my right index finger where I pulled each stitch tight. Putting a band aid or something similar over the area where the thread puts pressure on your finger as you pull would prevent this. The instructions say tight is right so I made sure it was tight. I took my sweet time...probably took me an hour and a half....but it's tight and right. Not a wrinkle to be seen. The cover is the perfect diameter and width. If you pull the stitches tight like you are supposed to, the ends of the cover wrap around the wheel and meet perfectly together with no overlap or gap. I was the most worried about the spokes where you have to do "dummy" stitches but they are pretty tight as well and the cover lays flat on the spokes. I stitched as close to each spoke as possible before doing the dummy stitches. Neither color (charcoal and gray) exactly matches the light and dark gray interior but the product is designed to fit a number of vehicles so I can't really fault that. For the price, I am more than happy with it.

I still have to tie it off and tuck the threads in to finish and I'll post a pic.

starquestbd22 10-21-2013 01:10 PM

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8c9b2779.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/...ps25705ee7.jpg


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