I hate my 2005 TJ steering wheel


Airjunky

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Took me about $10 & 30 tedious minutes to make steering wheel look like shit.
With the cruise control and air bag in it, I didn't see many other options.

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Fonz54

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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
Got any pictures of the wheel installed on your TJ?
 

pagrey

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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.
You did a great job on that. It looks like it tucks under the spokes too which I like.
 
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Fouledplugs

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For a solution that isnt custom and expensive Redline offers an “off the shelf” solution.

Ship your wheel to Redline, they will knock it out for you with a 48 hour turnaround.
 
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RobertJ

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You did a great job on that. It looks like it tucks under the spokes too which I like.

Thanks. I did have enough material to tuck it under the spokes with an upholstery tool, and I am like you and felt like that was something I had to try to do. It looks a lot cleaner.
 

BlueFl.Wrangler

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Got any pictures of the wheel installed on your TJ?
This is one of the two I got out of the XJ's- they are exactly the same as my year TJ
As I said, the one out of the WJ would not work straight up- electronic connections ( clock spring ) were much different, & the airbag was different- I wish it would have fit cause it was like new. If someone decides to find out if changing the clock spring would work with the WJ wheels- that would be sweet-- Especially since that would mean one of those Overland wheels would probably work also- I REALLY like those

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NashvilleTJ

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Some guy in Poland does recovers on Cherokee wheels (it's the same wheel as the TJ and he provides the wheel) for not a lot of $$. Mines black nappa leather slightly thicker with white stitching. Very happy with mine.

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Daz, I knew that down where you are the steering wheels ae on the opposite side, but I did not know they were also upside down...

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