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      03-22-2008, 11:01 PM   #23
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Alcantara has no place on a street car - love the smooth leather one.
It would be different if the M3 was a gutted fully race-ready performer. Then alcantra would seem more reasonable.

Besides, if someone likes Alcantra so much, go find an alcantra streering wheel and replace it. If it doesn't exist, get over it.
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      03-22-2008, 11:02 PM   #24
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After owning a ZCP E46 M3, I would never do alcantara ever again.
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      03-22-2008, 11:36 PM   #25
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Alcantara =

stock wheel FTW.
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      03-23-2008, 12:04 AM   #26
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Tii = 135 Tii concept.
My friend does a little sideline business importing various UCC components and brought this in for me.

IMHO, the stock wheel is a little too thick for my liking (thus affecting road feel a little) and the Nappa leather stains a little too easily. In our Singapore weather, the N-leather can get a little soft and grimy, especially if you have sweaty palms like me. The Alcantara SW is meant, for me, as a track day SW, not an everyday one.

Anyways, the origins of this Alcantara SW could be from the CSL that was brought over into the 135Tii Concept, but i'm not too sure.

And yes, it has the M tri-colour stitching...

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http://www.bmw-sg.com/forums/interio...g-wheel-3.html
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      03-23-2008, 12:14 AM   #27
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also, just took a few shots of the A-leather SW and the stitching...
next track day for me is 8 April...

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      03-23-2008, 03:04 AM   #28
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      03-24-2008, 10:49 PM   #29
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Alcantara as no place on a street car - love the smooth leather one.
Well thats just Your opinion and I Understand....
I love the original Smooth Thick Leather E92 //M3 Wheel too.
I also Love the Alcantera Wheel like the one I have now in my E46 M3....
I changed the Original Leather M3 Wheel to the OEM CSL Alcantera Wheel
after my Leather Wheel got Worn Down....
I would like to eventually get the Alcantera Wheel in my E92 M3 but not immediately...
I really love the Original Thick Leather Wheel and wont change it at once,
I would however like to change it once it gets worn down.

Im going to do the Suade Headliner in my E92 M3 just like how I have it
in my E46 M3... IMHO The Alcantera Wheel Goes great with the Suade Headliner, Pillars & Rear Deck!


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also, just took a few shots of the A-leather SW and the stitching...
next track day for me is 8 April...



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The Wheel Looks Very Similar to the OEM CSL Alcantera Wheel.
Im Wondering if you can use the Same Alcantera E46 M3 CSL Wheel on the E92 M3
and use the E92 M3 Air Back and Parts! Would that work??
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      03-24-2008, 11:04 PM   #30
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Given the stupidly rev-happy attributes of this engine, I think shift lights on the top of the steering wheel would be brilliant.
i believe tii 1 series have that
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      03-25-2008, 12:54 AM   #31
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I have it and love it, the grip is amazing.

+ My entire Interior is Alcantara & suede.
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      03-25-2008, 02:30 AM   #32
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The Wheel Looks Very Similar to the OEM CSL Alcantera Wheel.
Im Wondering if you can use the Same Alcantera E46 M3 CSL Wheel on the E92 M3
and use the E92 M3 Air Back and Parts! Would that work??
it's possible and I won't be surprised if it could fit. i haven't had a chance to check with my friend cos he's out of town.

but you could try and bring your E46M3CSL SW and try it on the E92M3.

Changing the SW is relatively simple and this test switch should take no more than 20-30 mins.

good luck...

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      03-25-2008, 06:18 PM   #33
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it's possible and I won't be surprised if it could fit. i haven't had a chance to check with my friend cos he's out of town.

but you could try and bring your E46M3CSL SW and try it on the E92M3.

Changing the SW is relatively simple and this test switch should take no more than 20-30 mins.

good luck...

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Im going to compare it with my friends New E92 M3. Ya I know the SW Install
is very simple and I did it in just 30mins! Ill try to meet up with my friend and
see if it will be possible and let you know cuz we cant do it as you are in singapore and
im in Los Angeles!

Thanks!
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      03-26-2008, 09:13 AM   #34
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I like Alcantara . Having said this, maybe the steering wheel is not right for street use. But please give us the option of having Alcantara in the roof lining, seats (at least part, like in the middle), shift and e-brake boot, and even covering the top of the dash.

BTW, any pictures of that steering wheel with shift lights?
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Sorry....stock is much better.
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      03-31-2008, 09:00 AM   #36
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I like Alcantara . Having said this, maybe the steering wheel is not right for street use. But please give us the option of having Alcantara in the roof lining, seats (at least part, like in the middle), shift and e-brake boot, and even covering the top of the dash.

BTW, any pictures of that steering wheel with shift lights?
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3888
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      03-31-2008, 10:16 AM   #37
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I'm not big on the suede-like alcantara steering wheel, either. I'm with the smooth leather lovers on this one!
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      03-31-2008, 10:39 AM   #38
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I love alcantara, looks, feels really nice. However, I think a least a few other alcantara touches are a must in order to tie it in to the interior.
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