Switching from a fully loaded Dodge Magnum to a moderately equipped truck, there were a few things that I really miss like an overhead console, a floor console and a leather wrapped steering wheel. The first two can be worked out in the future but the wheel issues has to be solved.
After searching the forums here as well as a weeks worth of research, I decided to go with a Wheelskin wrap for my steering wheel. Not only did the appear to be a far superior product but they also have little to no complaints at all.
After visiting their site I found the wrap that I needed for my 2012 Express. Total Came to around $60 without shipping. I decided to check Amazon and Ebay for some and found that Wheelskins has an ebay store;$40 and free shipping for the same wrap, same everything. I emailed the owner and confirmed everything was the same, paid for it and the product was in my mailbox in less than two days. I cannot begin to say enough positive things about the customer service Wheelskins provided me.
I went with the all black cover and if you do too, this is what it will come with. The wrap, miles and miles of thread with a giant needle and instructions.
This is the size wheel I ordered and it fit perfectly
OK, to begin I placed the wrap around the wheel making sure the seam was dead center at the bottom. Per the instructions I didnt start the threading right at the seam but rather a few way. If I ever do this again I would have started a couple more to the left (I say this because you need those extra holes to reall tighten everything at the end as opposed to me only having one hole to do this).
BE SURE to leave a long string like this for the end of the project, you will have plenty of tring left over and you need the extra slack to tie your final knot.
Getting there, lots of tugging and pulling and making sure it is tight
And finally after all that you end up with something that hopefully looks better than what I did lol
Now for the holes that are blocked by the spokes of the wheel you simply do a dummy stitch. One recommendation is keep track of the number of holes on the front as well as the back and make sure you are entering each one accordingly (i.e. if you start on the 6th hole from the bottom seam make sure the needle goes through the 6th hole on the back then the sixth on the front).
This is a fairly easy project for anyone who doesnt care for the plastic wheel and has a moderate patience level.
One thing I want to add is the creases and the bulges in the leather have all worked out. Some areas will look "puffy" but if you pull the string tight enough and work them out they will and do go away.