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Steering wheel covers?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by spyder918, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. Jul 1, 2021 at 9:04 AM
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    spyder918

    spyder918 [OP] 501st Unit: GGG

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    Any steering wheel covers you guys recommend?..preferrably the ones you have to actually stitch together. Looking to protect my wheel as I know these are prone to bad fading. Mine is already a bluish tone when it should be black.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2021 at 9:44 AM
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    kmeeg

    kmeeg Less code less bugs, same story for a 4Runner.

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    Thia is what I use. Mainly it is to keep my hands not frozen in winter but I don't remove in summer as well.

    upload_2021-7-1_10-39-14.jpg

    Here's a pic how it looks in my 4Runner;
    KM1_6059.jpg
     
  3. Jul 1, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    Genuine sheepskin, in your favorite color... which will probably fade, so buy a couple of different "brands". Black fur tends to fade more naturally than grey, my grey is now almost teal.

    Genuine sheepskin is grippy, and comfortable in all temps. My wheel is never hot or cold, the cover never slips on the wheel, my hands/knees never slip on the cover, and I get compliments on my "fuzzy steering wheel" regularly... from young girls, but still.

    Every sheepskin/wool product I have tried has outperformed the alternatives (especially synthetics!).

    Nice little side note- almost all sheepskin products are the result of wool sheep dying of natural causes, predators, or accidents. They don't slaughter them because their wool is far more valuable than the skin and meat. So you're actually buying a "waste" material from the wool industry.

    Ask me again about sheepskin. I DARE you.
     
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  4. Jul 1, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    glwood54

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    So which particular sheep store did you pick up your wheel covers at? I've been missing my wheel cover since I sold my Tacoma.
     
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  5. Jul 1, 2021 at 2:27 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    I bought like, five of them from various ebay/Amazon sellers for pretty cheap. The one major downside to sheepskin is that unless you're buying a top-dollar coat, consistency is hard to find.

    On ebay, there is a seller named "Dusik" something-or-other, he had a couple of good ones for cheap that didn't fade. His colors weren't quite as rich out of the package, but they held up better than the dye on my current one (I think it's a Eurow brand).

    I shouldn't have given the ex-girlfriend the TRD red one, but she begged...
     
  6. Jul 1, 2021 at 2:29 PM
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    kmeeg

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    Am I the only one share with my pics and product details?

    :worthless:
     
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  7. Jul 1, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    You're the only actual user... the rest of us are bots, trying to steal your farmville login :spy::spy::wave::spy::spy:
     
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  8. Jul 1, 2021 at 3:16 PM
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    Charlievee

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    Eiseng steering wheel cover on Am zon.

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    Also looking for a steering wheel cover to simply for protection from sun/heat/water, etc.. any suggestions or recommendations of which brand will NOT leave a residue on the existing wheel? I live in south Florida where heat is a definite issue/factor, thanks so much!
     
  11. Oct 15, 2021 at 8:15 AM
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    mac1usa

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    That Eiseng cover looks close to factory on Amazon. Sadly I agree all the used 4Rs I looked at had a worn wheel. The quality of that definitely is sub par
     
  12. Oct 15, 2021 at 8:26 AM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    Sheepskin. They're cheap, durable, come in a huge variety of colors, offer great grip, are said to be anti-microbial (maybe?), feel amazing on the hands in any weather, and the sheep are not intentionally killed because they are wool sheep. These are the sheep that died in bar fights, rocket mis-launches, battle with minotaurs, deep sea diving incidents, and heart failures during tax season.
     
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