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Installed a Wheelskin Tonight

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 95SLE, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    95SLE

    95SLE [OP] Starting to get cold outside

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    I finally had time to install a Wheelskin I ordered a few weeks back. I used 2 needles and thread to do a baseball stitch.

    This is the second Wheelskin I have installed. It makes the driving so much nicer. The install took two and a half hours.

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    This really is a superior product that makes driving less of a chore.

    Slowly but surely my Plane Jane Taco is turning into a lady.

    http://www.wheelskins.com/
     
  2. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    95SLE

    95SLE [OP] Starting to get cold outside

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    TY

    Taking my time to add the mods I like and want.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    chris4x4

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  4. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    I had a wheel skin on my 91 Corolla. I loved it. Made driving so much nicer, specially in winter and summer. Winter the wheel wasn't as cold and summer my hands when sweaty really gripped the wheel.

    Don't need it with the TRD package, already has a leather wheel.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    95SLE

    95SLE [OP] Starting to get cold outside

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    My Tacoma is a stripped down unit. The only extra was door sill protectors but I think they may be standard. I did purchase an access cab. However the base unit comes with power windows and power door locks which made the alarm/ keyless entry a lot more affordable.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    Coupe

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    Looks Good.

    This is mine.
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  7. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    TY

    Take your time and the finished product will look pretty good. It will look better after 3 to 4 months of use.

    The Wheelskin on my Sonoma was about 3 years old and still looked great.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    I like it! Looks like something else I'm going to spend my money on. :D
     
  9. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    95SLE

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    Nice install on yours as well.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    Coupe nice install......i'm diggin the color match thread.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    What size did you get? I ordered a AXX for my 09 and it doesn't fit. Then they sent me another one that has special ordered on the box 15" x 3 7/8" and that wont fit. Both covers are so hard to get on the steering wheel and when you do the ends will not meet together. The first one I installed showed a lot of string so I left it on until the new one came. When I took it back off to install the new one that diden't fit it made a indentations on my leather factory steering wheel. I sure hope that will come out.
    Any advise?:confused:
     
  12. Sep 21, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    I called and the lady took my information over the phone. the fit was right on. When you install the wheelskin it should be tight and really hard to move around the wheel. This is before lacing it on to the wheel.

    I do have a question, Why did you order the Wheelskin if you already have a leather wheel?
     
  13. Sep 21, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Interesting... I might keep this option open as my leather trd wheel is cracked to hell and Toyota won't fix it (which still pisses me off). Though, I'd still kinda prefer to get it redone in leather again... that's not 0.003microns thick this time.

    I like that black and red... nice sport touch to it.
     
  14. Sep 21, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    Toyota had to replace my leather wheel because I had my keys in my hand once and grabbed the steering wheel and cut it. I don't want this to happen again.

    I have been e-mailing a Carol at Wheelskins.
     
  15. Sep 25, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    do these come with directions on how to lace it?
     
  16. Sep 25, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Nice..............like the red stitching throughout the truck!
     
  17. Sep 25, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    im in the process of buying the same one, black with red stitching. i just wanna know if it comes with directions to install.
     
  18. Sep 25, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    your truck already has a leather wrapped wheel...
     
  19. Sep 25, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    In my case, I had scarred my factory leather wheel. Second, it matched my interior nicely.
     
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