Tag: wheel

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Vinyl Steering Wheel Cover

I love a thicker steering wheel and a simple way to do it is with a steering wheel cover. I have done this mod a number of times on previous cars with great succes, and this one worked out great as well. Very happy with the result, as it gives way more grip.

On pictures it looks like a big color difference, but in reality its not that bad. I have chosen a black inlay and black yarn, as a color would look out of place.

Starting situation
Almost done 🙂
End result!



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Replacing Old Worn Center Caps

The wheelcaps had seen better days and have been replaced with fresh ones. These are the small mods/repairs which actually make a bigger difference than one might expect.




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Weighing The Rear Tyre

Weighed the big wide rear tyres. They come in around 24.5KG which isnt that bad!

Specifications: 285/30/19 Hankook S1 Evo 3 on a original Mercedes AMG 19 inch 9.5j wheel (staggered set).




VW Golf MK3 GTI, Steering Wheel Cover

Bought a steering wheel cover, as the steering wheel had seen better days. I have done this mod a couple of times before and was always happy with the result, so no hesitation this time 🙂 Again very pleased with the results. Costs about 5 USD from Aliexpress. I chose black faux leather with red stitching for the VW Golf.

Steering Wheel default / VW Golf MK3 GTI

Work in progress

Steering Wheel cover Work in Progress / VW Golf MK3 GTI

Final result

Steering Wheel Cover added / VW Golf MK3 GTI




Toyota Aygo new 14 inch wheels

Bought myself a “new” 14 inch set (thanks Marktplaats.nl 🙂 ) and fitted them off course. I weighed the wheels to see the difference, funny to see how there is quite a difference between de Uniroyal RainExpert 2 & Barum Brilliantis tyres.

The 14inch steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons tyres weighed less than expected.

Goodies!

14 inch wheel + Uniroyal RainExpert 2 tyre

Weight 14 inch wheel + Uniroyal Rainexpert 2

14 inch wheel + Barum Brilliantis 2 tyre

Weight 14inch wheel + Barum Brilliantis 2

14 inch steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 tyre

Weight 14inch Steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 Allseason

Result!

New wheels fitted

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Camera: Canon Powershot S110