Steering wheel cover - recommendations?

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I understand many frown on steering wheel covers, but those of you who don't - would you recommend a good cover?

I am not a large guy with huge palms so a cover that makes me drive with open hands won't do :CWL:

I read many reviews where they keep sliding, rotating, ripping and even popping off while you drive.

Needs to fit JLRU.

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Little tough to get on the steering wheel but so far I like this one. I heard of the OEM fabric cracking due to UV, oily hands, etc so I thought I'd play it safe. Love that the color matches interior.

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I'll be that guy, don't cover it. Just buy new one in 5 years when it's wore out. Nothing lasts forever, that's why they make replacement parts. A new one without the heating element can be had for $200, with heating $300.
 

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I understand many frown on steering wheel covers, but those of you who don't - would you recommend a good cover?

I am not a large guy with huge palms so a cover that makes me drive with open hands won't do :CWL:

I read many reviews where they keep sliding, rotating, ripping and even popping off while you drive.

Needs to fit JLRU.

Mike
I'll be that guy, don't cover it. Just buy new one in 5 years when it's wore out. Nothing lasts forever, that's why they make replacement parts. A new one without the heating element can be had for $200, with heating $300.
Or wipe down the steering wheel with leather or interior cleaning/protectant once a month, you will never have to change it.
 
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I'll be that guy, don't cover it. Just buy new one in 5 years when it's wore out. Nothing lasts forever, that's why they make replacement parts. A new one without the heating element can be had for $200, with heating $300.
Protecting the trim is not the reason, but the wheel is too slim and I have to clench my fists to grip and they get tired, plus the finish (I think leather on JLRU) is too smooth, so no good grip. This is the reason I need the cover. Not to protect the factory leather trim.
 

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I understand many frown on steering wheel covers, but those of you who don't - would you recommend a good cover?

I am not a large guy with huge palms so a cover that makes me drive with open hands won't do :CWL:

I read many reviews where they keep sliding, rotating, ripping and even popping off while you drive.

Needs to fit JLRU.

Mike
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I just had the skins leather wrap added because the store bought cover added too much bulk for my liking.

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Protecting the trim is not the reason, but the wheel is too slim and I have to clench my fists to grip and they get tired, plus the finish (I think leather on JLRU) is too smooth, so no good grip. This is the reason I need the cover. Not to protect the factory leather trim.
If you're finding the wheel too slim and need to grip the steering wheel that tightly, you might want to consider adjusting your seating position. Regardless of steering wheel thickness, there's no reason to have a death grip on it. Holding the wheel with enough pressure to have it move when you want it to is sufficient. Your seating position helps dictate this. My father owns/operates a repair shop and I've driven many vehicles of all types and have never needed to grip the steering wheel that tightly.

That being said, there was a posting on here about someone's steering wheel getting damaged by having a cover on it. Apparently, heated wheels don't like being covered.
 
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As I decided to not trade in my old GC (didn't make sense for what they ofvered) I also changed 10-yo steering wherl jacket on it, which has been cracking for the last 3 years.
I found absolutely no evidence of any damage of any kind on the factory leather cover under it.
 

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Take the wheel off and send it to Dallas custom steering wheels. They are a well know custom shop that does excellent work at recovery steering wheels. They can add in extra padding in the wheel and recover with whatever style leather or material you like, such as perforated leather, carbon fiber, Alcantara etc...
It may be a good idea to source a spare wheel and send it to them and then once you receive the reworked one, take yours off and sale it. That way there isn’t much down time.

Here is a couple of links to them. But I am sure there are plenty of others out there that do the just as good if not maybe better work. This company was just off the top of my head without searching for anything new.

http://www.dallassteeringwheel.com/about.htm


https://m.facebook.com/pg/DallasCustom/photos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0
 
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