I hate my 2005 TJ steering wheel


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I really loathe the steering wheel in my 2005 TJ. Are there any other designs from manufactures, or other year jeeps that might fit & are an easy swap ?

I have also heard that some people buy a leather wrap kit & tediously sew them on themselves.
Any thoughts / input on both ?
 

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Any thoughts / input on both ?

swap: to much hassle and cost

cover: I installed a Wheelskins cover. It's not perfect but was a great value/cost addition. It also added a bit of circumference to the grip.
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Momo :ROFLMAO:

On a more serious note, someone on here added a Grand Cherokee wheel to their TJ.
 
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I got two out of a XJ and they fit
The ones out of the WJ did not
I picked them up for less that $100 each, with the better one I got for about $60 plus shipping

The one out of the WJ might fit yours-I am not sure when the design change was but if it will fit yours you can have it for what I paid for it-- its darn near perfect
 

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I really loathe the steering wheel in my 2005 TJ. Are there any other designs from manufactures, or other year jeeps that might fit & are an easy swap ?

I have also heard that some people buy a leather wrap kit & tediously sew them on themselves.
Any thoughts / input on both ?


I am not a fan of that *corporate* steering wheel design, either. It looks like it belongs in a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

If you don't have or don't need cruise control, you could use a 1997 or early 1998 steering wheel that was used on models without cruise control. This one looks the most "Jeep" like, in my opinion.

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Yea, they're not the greatest looking steering wheels ever made for sure. As mine doesn't have cruise control as yet - and I'm putting an aftermarket unit in with the controls on a stalk where they belong, I guess I could change mine out. Maybe to a nice, classic 4 spoke design - a bit more diameter would be nice too. In actuality, I probably won't bother.
 
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Better but not much, nothing sporty or rugged - they all suck ! I hate the leather shift boot too, prefer the rubber one, but it's too small to fit in the console of the 05-06 / any ideas on that ?
 

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Better but not much, nothing sporty or rugged - they all suck ! I hate the leather shift boot too, prefer the rubber one, but it's too small to fit in the console of the 05-06 / any ideas on that ?
Take the console surround out altogether. Rubber boot or even a metal surround would be nice.
 

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Gee-- I kind of like the wheels-- especially the ones that have the jeep logo in "chrome"
The overland wheels are pretty nice i think also
Looks like I am WAY out numbered here
 
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Take the console surround out altogether. Rubber boot or even a metal surround would be nice.
Thanks, i don't want to lose the entire console it's all one big unit. It would look crappy & lose storage that we don't have to start with.
 
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I used a $17 cover I got from Amazon. It took a good 1.5 hours to stitch it on. It wasn't fun, but when I was done it was well worth it. I'm not an expert by any means, but I think it turned out OK.

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AULLY PARK Universal Car Steering Wheel Cover Genuine Leather Stitch

It's not genuine leather but rather synthetic or what they like to call "bonded leather", but it's decent quality for $17 I don't think you can beat it.

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Thanks, i don't want to lose the entire console it's all one big unit. It would look crappy & lose storage that we don't have to start with.
I hear you - mine's the late 2 piece version. I'm thinking about replacing with an ammo can between the seats, and have bare floor forward. Or laziness may factor in and I'll leave it alone!
 

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I also put a Wheelskins cover on mine and it is awesome. Takes a little time to install but the results are very satisfying. Mine is perforated so it feels like I am driving a 911 around.
 

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Another reason to hate modern shit. I changed my CJ steering wheel out with a Grant 3 spoke. Took all of about an hour, mainly because of the amount of beer involved.

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Wheelskins are cool - but don't change the basic wheel. I have a wheelskin on my '85 MBZ because the original padding was just starting to get 'picked'. However, I need to get another one, this one is around 18 years old and is worn out!