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Well decided it was time to upgrade the handbrake handle to the new carbon/ alacantra one to match the gearlever i fitted a couple of weeks ago - very comfy compared to the plastic version (why didn't they fit leather ones as standard?)

Blimey the camera shows up dust i hadn't seen - job for this afternoon :)

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I can get the genuine wheel for £400 or a wrapped wheel for around £230 from royal steering wheels, can't decide if i want full alacantra as the genuine or alacantra top and bottom and leather at the sides which will stay looking better for longer?

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I’ve the pro alcantara one and love it. I’ve a custom one from Royal Steering Wheels on my Mustang and whilst the ability to get it customised is ideal, in terms of overall quality it’s a notch below OEM.

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I’ve the pro alcantara one and love it. I’ve a custom one from Royal Steering Wheels on my Mustang and whilst the ability to get it customised is ideal, in terms of overall quality it’s a notch below OEM.

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Thanks Benno - i was wondering what the quality was like on the Royal wheels, some1 on another group had 1 from them then swapped it for a genuine wheel - i wondered why
 

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If the genuine JCW PRO steering wheel is anything like other genuine mini parts the quality will not be better than aftermarket... I love my car but my god can the quality of trim be shocking sometimes


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If the genuine JCW PRO steering wheel is anything like other genuine mini parts the quality will not be better than aftermarket... I love my car but my god can the quality of trim be shocking sometimes


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The handbrake and gear knobs are excellent quality though
 

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The handbrake and gear knobs are excellent quality though
I have the handbrake and to be fair that does seem good. I’ve had enough warranty work to know the rest of the car isn’t such...


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