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      01-07-2012, 03:43 AM   #1
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The price of being OCD

I'm sure most of you have noticed that I've been trying to chase down a steering wheel over the last few days as I damaged the leather on my current one.

I'm the only one who'd ever know it was there as you can't see the damage - it's on the outside of the ring at the bottom of the wheel - but every time I turn the wheel my hands pass over it and it's driving me nuts...

My completely over-the-top OCD solution: I bought an M3 DCT wheel. Got one brand new for $425 with free shipping...
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Looks fantastic A. Where did you pick one up for $425 though?
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      01-07-2012, 04:34 AM   #3
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Believe it or not... eBay...
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      01-07-2012, 05:21 AM   #4
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Oh man, big problem.
You bought the left hand side one!
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I've got the old school automatic flappy paddles. If I got the DCT wheel, is it pretty much a straight swap or will I need a different wiring harness to make the paddles work?
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      01-07-2012, 05:35 AM   #6
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I've got the old school automatic flappy paddles. If I got the DCT wheel, is it pretty much a straight swap or will I need a different wiring harness to make the paddles work?
Just need a harness switch. If you PM Stu (bmroxm5), he's done a few wheel changes and can guide you through.
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Believe it or not... eBay...
That's a great buy. I think the MSRP is a lot higher than that so you've done well
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Oh man, big problem.
You bought the left hand side one!


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That's a great buy. I think the MSRP is a lot higher than that so you've done well
Yeah... The BMW US MSRP is about $1200 and Tischer have it for about $650 so was pretty stoked when I found this...

They only had the one but they have plenty of other BMW Steering Wheel stuff so they might be able to get more of them...

http://stores.ebay.com.au/NEXON-MOTO...=p4634.c0.m322

They do have other E9X M3 wheels listed but they all include either the trim, the paddles, the buttons, or the airbag and are substantially more $$$

I only needed the base wheel as I can re-use everything else from my current one.
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Looks good!
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Wish i had not clicked on that link,they have a nice x6m steering wheel with the cooler paddle shifters
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Wish i had not clicked on that link,they have a nice x6m steering wheel with the cooler paddle shifters
There's one with carbon!

I want performance steering but then I need to change my other trim to alacantra.

Btw angus how's the progress with your mirror purchase?
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There's one with carbon!

I want performance steering but then I need to change my other trim to alacantra.

Btw angus how's the progress with your mirror purchase?
I quite like the Carbon M3 Paddles that they have but I'm not paying $600 for them...

Am still deciding which trim panel to get. I will probably just reuse the current one but the M3 one does look a bit more agressive...

Also thinking about this:



But if I do that then I'll HAVE to buy the CF Interior kit and that's $$$$$$...

Mirrors have hit a dead end for the moment... No one in the UK seems interested in helping us out and Ev can't get any of the RHD parts. (the electrics/housing are side specific as well)

NOT gonna cave and pay $3000 to get them locally! NOT!!!
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Alcantara non electronic version. Easy to fit, just a moment of nerves when removing the airbag. If you fit one yourself MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT THE BATTERY and discharge any residual voltage by turning on the headlights or something.

I blacked out the bright blue centering strip at the top of the wheel with a sharpie as I can do without the distraction.
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Alcantara non electronic version. Easy to fit, just a moment of nerves when removing the airbag. If you fit one yourself MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT THE BATTERY and discharge any residual voltage by turning on the headlights or something.

I blacked out the bright blue centering strip at the top of the wheel with a sharpie as I can do without the distraction.
I want!
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Nice.. I really like the flat bottom but I'm not really a fan of the Alcantara... Would probably feel differently if I was putting it in a 1M though...
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Mirrors have hit a dead end for the moment... No one in the UK seems interested in helping us out and Ev can't get any of the RHD parts. (the electrics/housing are side specific as well)

NOT gonna cave and pay $3000 to get them locally! NOT!!!
Try Ocean BMW - paul.eccles@oceanplymouth.bmw-net.co.uk - make it attention to Mark.
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Try Ocean BMW - paul.eccles@oceanplymouth.bmw-net.co.uk - make it attention to Mark.
Thanks mate. I'll give 'em a try...
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A trick I learned in the army (Cut Lunch Commandos) back in black boots days, was to "bone" out small tears in the leather with the back of a spoon until the torn leather stretched out to fit the raw part. I have since applied the technique over many years to my wife's leather shoes, particularly when she skins a heel. After stretching the torn bit back, you put a drop of contact cement on a toothpick, and put it between the surfaces. "Bone" again to get everything flush, and let it set overnight. You can then apply a small bit of leather dressing. I admit to being an OCD'er too, but this fix costs a fraction of a cent.
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A trick I learned in the army (Cut Lunch Commandos) back in black boots days, was to "bone" out small tears in the leather with the back of a spoon until the torn leather stretched out to fit the raw part. I have since applied the technique over many years to my wife's leather shoes, particularly when she skins a heel. After stretching the torn bit back, you put a drop of contact cement on a toothpick, and put it between the surfaces. "Bone" again to get everything flush, and let it set overnight. You can then apply a small bit of leather dressing. I admit to being an OCD'er too, but this fix costs a fraction of a cent.
you're missing the point.. he just wanted an excuse to get a new wheel




...awesome tip though
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you're missing the point.. he just wanted an excuse to get a new wheel




...awesome tip though
+1! wouldn't be surprised if Angus "accidently" damaged his own wheels!
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Hey! Little respect around here thanks!!
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