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Steering wheel cover ideas?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hogfan1978, Jul 10, 2021.

  1. Jul 10, 2021 at 1:18 PM
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    hogfan1978

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    My steering wheel started wearing through at the top where I usually put my hand. It also doesn’t help that that’s where the sun is hitting it mostly. See pic.

    I’d like to get a cover for the steering wheel, but prefer to keep it more stock looking if possible. Any of you guys or gals have experience with steering wheel covers? If so, which brand do you prefer?

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  2. Jul 10, 2021 at 4:55 PM
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    I bought my steering wheel cover from Walmart about 3 or 4 years ago for around $12.00 when I was in AZ. Even though the steering wheel in my truck was still in really good shape I wanted to protect it from that brutal AZ sun. Slips on with a little effort and stays put. Now I can't drive without.
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2021 at 8:14 PM
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  4. Jul 11, 2021 at 8:06 AM
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    AliExpress is flooded with them cheap!

    I’ll get a picture of mine in a bit. :)
     
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  6. Jul 11, 2021 at 12:27 PM
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    Thanks for the replies! I’ve got some decisions to make.

    jimmy- I like the idea of the leather one, but not certain I have the time to get it done!

    edit: how long did it take you to install?
     
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    you could potentially replace with good used part

    some companies make a wrap around cover that gets sewn on (probably by hand) with stitching. That might be another option.
    Sometimes those go over the existing material, or the existing material must be removed first before stitching it on.
    Upholstery shops might be able to do something similar
     
  9. Jul 11, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    I had a similar issue but had not let i progress as far.
    I found this lace up leather cover on Amazon.
    AmazonSmile: BELINOUS Leather Car Steering Wheel Cover Lace Up, Stitch On Wrap (Size M4, Gray): Automotive

    Size M4 / Gray worked for me.

    it took 40 min or so to lace it up. I was not very dedicated on the lacing but am happy with the result and feel.

    It also seems to keep the steering wheel cooler in these hot Arizona summers. Or at least I do not burn my hands as much.
     
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  10. Jul 11, 2021 at 4:28 PM
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    Total about 2.5 hours.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2021 at 5:49 PM
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    here are some shots of the BELINOUS Leather Car Steering Wheel Cover (Size M4, Gray)



     
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  12. Jul 14, 2021 at 1:50 AM
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    Steering wheel cover off of AliExpress, they sell them for the 05-11 models as well. Think I got it for less than $30cdn shipped.

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  14. Jul 14, 2021 at 2:16 AM
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    My wheel was pretty messed up by the PO (work truck). I bought a new OEM steering wheel from the dealer.
    Good thing I drive a 2012 base model (urethane), the wheel wasn't too expensive. The leather one was $700+

    Have you thought about finding a good used one from a junkyard?
     
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    Premium Bentley wrapping, with center line, in Ferrari Red. Mmmm. Be bold.

    @Lucario Runner 's flava
     
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  16. Jul 16, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    Really like this wrap. Can you link or tell me where you got it from?
     
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    PM @Lucario Runner . He knows the specifics.
     
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    I did this a while back.
    Some ideas here as well

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lets-see-your-steering-wheel-covers.416361/
     
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    It's not a wrap. It's reupholstered.
     
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