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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:12 am 
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2011 PPV.
Several different versions of leather wheel are available depending on your budget.

If you currently have a one piece plastic wheel then to convert to leather you'll need:
a) Leather steering wheel
b) Set of steering wheel spoke covers
c) Rear shroud for steering wheel
d) Set of switches (smaller than your current ones) with white illumination. 2011 spec.

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You can re-use your current Chev logo Airbag.
I do have a good condition used 2011 Holden logo airbag available as part of a complete package.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:19 am 
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How much for just the used airbag, I already have a G8 wheel. That changing the cap never worked.
You can PM me with price if you need to.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:38 am 
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K9Vic wrote:
How much for just the used airbag, I already have a G8 wheel.

I'm not interested in shipping the airbag by itself. I'll wait and try to sell the complete kit as per the picture.
I can't believe so many people are content with the plastic one piece wheel.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Understand on keeping it a complete kit.

I have been changing out to leather steering wheels for a long time with my police package vehicles. I hate those plastic wheels, they just suck.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:56 pm 
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Okay, so now that I have one of these wheels on our car, I'm wondering about additional mods. What wheel is this? Is it compatible with a G8 wheel, that is, the trim, etc., or is a specific upgrade for the Caprice body?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:09 pm 
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The wheel from CP may or may not be common with G8, but I think there were 3 different leather wheel variants for G8--a round wheel, as shown, and one with a semi-flat bottom, offered on G8 GT, and G8 GXP got it's own wheel with more pronounced grip contours and a more pronounced flat bottom. Other than the airbag, I don't think there's any difference in a Holden Caprice wheel and a G8 wheel.

The controls from a PPV will transfer into a G8 wheel--I've done it, and I'll assume others have as well. The outer trim shroud (front/painted) that matches the PPV interior for a leather wheel changeover is not available in the US, and I recall that it's called Platinum....so it needs to come from CP

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:13 am 
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Okay. I was looking at the Maverick Man carbon fiber trim for the wheel. Thought that would look nice. While I can probably spend my hard earned bucks on better mods, this would probably look nice from the driver's seat.

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2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:57 am 
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For the cost why not just wrap the wheel and any other trim pieces you want in carbon fiber wrap? would look the same and protect what you have there already as a bonus for later


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:04 pm 
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I could, but am concerned about the vinyl coming up when heated. It gets stupid hot here in the summer. Does the vinyl stay put?

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Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
And some others
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:43 pm 
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well i have numerous cars that have exterior vinyl wraps that sit outside all day long in summer, no peeling.. so inside would seem easier....


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