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      12-29-2020, 10:44 AM   #1057
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I think itís the angle I took the pic and the bump at the bottom end that sits on the bottom of the steering wheel that makes the weave look like crap on the bottom there- you can see the same thing on the OEM one in pics too. It looks fine IRL.
Thanks, yea it could be the angle and i know what you mean about the bump on the bottom. This is a pic i found on ebay of the OEM trim piece. the weave looks more uniform all across the piece. How would you compare? I was initially gonna go with a replica but im leaning more towards OEM now because its a piece thats sits right in your face all the time.
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Thanks, yea it could be the angle and i know what you mean about the bump on the bottom. This is a pic i found on ebay of the OEM trim piece. the weave looks more uniform all across the piece. How would you compare? I was initially gonna go with a replica but im leaning more towards OEM now because its a piece thats sits right in your face all the time.
Iíll be taking it off probably over the weekend as I have a new steering wheel coming in this week- Iíll take some more pics when I have that and post here
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Thanks, yea it could be the angle and i know what you mean about the bump on the bottom. This is a pic i found on ebay of the OEM trim piece. the weave looks more uniform all across the piece. How would you compare? I was initially gonna go with a replica but im leaning more towards OEM now because its a piece thats sits right in your face all the time.
Snapped a pic, shows the weave pretty well. Looks good to my eyes

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DTM style wheel in CF and napa leather. The seller offers a range of leather/alcantara and stripe combos. Wheel is not thick and same as OE standard wheel. Excellent quality.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/m.html?_...w=dtm&_sacat=0
Purchased a wheel from Youstarís US eBay store, https://www.ebay.com/itm/184160094428

Came to ~$530 shipped. Paid last week, was shipped on Friday and delivered on Tuesday via DHL. Feels great, slightly thicker than stock, weave looks good, alcantara and stitching look and feel good too. Install took about an hour, pretty straightforward. Waiting for CF paddle shifters to complete the look, those should be in whenever USPS gets their shit together. Overall super happy with the steering wheel, letís see how it holds up over time.

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DTM style wheel in CF and napa leather. The seller offers a range of leather/alcantara and stripe combos. Wheel is not thick and same as OE standard wheel. Excellent quality.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/m.html?_...m&_sacat=0
Purchased a wheel from Youstar's US eBay store, https://www.ebay.com/itm/184160094428

Came to ~$530 shipped. Paid last week, was shipped on Friday and delivered on Tuesday via DHL. Feels great, slightly thicker than stock, weave looks good, alcantara and stitching look and feel good too. Install took about an hour, pretty straightforward. Waiting for CF paddle shifters to complete the look, those should be in whenever USPS gets their shit together. Overall super happy with the steering wheel, let's see how it holds up over time.

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It appears these are not heated (?), as there are no wires shown on the ebay images. Did you not have a heated steering wheel before? While the wheel looks great, I'm not sure I'd give up the heated steering wheel functionality for a purely aesthetic change.
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It appears these are not heated (?), as there are no wires shown on the ebay images. Did you not have a heated steering wheel before? While the wheel looks great, I'm not sure I'd give up the heated steering wheel functionality for a purely aesthetic change.
Correct, thereís no heating element in this one. It isnít a big deal to me- I had a heated wheel in my previous M3 and had it in the M4, I completely forgot I even had it for like a year lol. I used it a few times over the course of ~3 years.
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At least it's a great looking steering wheel. 👍

I will say the OEM M4 heated wheel didn't feel as warm as my trucks steering wheel, but I'll have to compare a little more to be confident.

Does anyone know if the temperature is something that can be adjusted through coding via a change in modulation it is it just a 12v power on/off thing? I thought I saw something about being able to modify the temperature of the seats.
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Not really a F8X specific ebay part, but the uniden R3 radar is on sale at the moment for $260 via amazon. Solid price for a great radar. Picked up one to replace my 10+ year old beltronics rx65.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...language=en_US
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I just installed these. Fit is 9.5/10, slight gap on the passenger side that I've already forgot is there and doubt anyone will ever notice. Install took about a minute for each side.

This is fake CF? How does it match the oem cf thatís in the car? Does it have that 3D look?
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      01-17-2021, 11:33 PM   #1067
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Not really a F8X specific ebay part, but the uniden R3 radar is on sale at the moment for $260 via amazon. Solid price for a great radar. Picked up one to replace my 10+ year old beltronics rx65.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...language=en_US
Good post! I picked up an R3 on Amazon for $241 late last year before a cross country trip and it saved me at least a half dozen times! Really great performance for the price.
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Good post! I picked up an R3 on Amazon for $241 late last year before a cross country trip and it saved me at least a half dozen times! Really great performance for the price.
I used it on a 3000 mile road trip in October. It saved me numerous times. KA band get picked up a few miles away. I just wish there were arrows on the R3. I'm always guessing where the radar is coming from.
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This is fake CF? How does it match the oem cf that’s in the car? Does it have that 3D look?
No, the remakes never achieved a depth like the original CF. When you place it side by side the difference is clearly visible, plus the grey tone in-between the darker waves are not appearing at the OEM CF. When you want to get very close to the original I would recommend to wrap it with 6D carbon wrap and then you wouldnt see the difference at a glance.

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Good post! I picked up an R3 on Amazon for $241 late last year before a cross country trip and it saved me at least a half dozen times! Really great performance for the price.
I used it on a 3000 mile road trip in October. It saved me numerous times. KA band get picked up a few miles away. I just wish there were arrows on the R3. I'm always guessing where the radar is coming from.
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Not really a F8X specific ebay part, but the uniden R3 radar is on sale at the moment for $260 via amazon. Solid price for a great radar. Picked up one to replace my 10+ year old beltronics rx65.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...language=en_US
Good post! I picked up an R3 on Amazon for $241 late last year before a cross country trip and it saved me at least a half dozen times! Really great performance for the price.
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Good post! I picked up an R3 on Amazon for $241 late last year before a cross country trip and it saved me at least a half dozen times! Really great performance for the price.
I used it on a 3000 mile road trip in October. It saved me numerous times. KA band get picked up a few miles away. I just wish there were arrows on the R3. I'm always guessing where the radar is coming from.
I have an R3, and two R7's. I never leave home without it. If you like the R3, the R7 is even more amazing.
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This is fake CF? How does it match the oem cf thatís in the car? Does it have that 3D look?
Yeah theyíre definitely not real CF for $30 lol. As Dang3r said, you do see the grey come through on these, unlike the OEM CF. For $30, Iím not complaining, but I may try and wrap them to get a closer to OEM look.
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If I dont miss my own reminder, I'll toss you a pic taken from a piece of 6D wrap with the OEM CF into the back, then you could decide for yourself which wrap to get.
My door handles are stock leathered and thats the only reason which prevents me from wrapping them. Maybe I get some pure plastic ones to substitute them some day but thats very down low onto my bucket list.
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Here goes, Performance Cap on the right, 6D wrap on the left.
Judge for yourself how close that comes to reality.
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That looks pretty close, definitely better than the overlay on the cheapy CF door handles. Might have to pick up a roll from Amazon. Thanks 👍🏻
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Here goes, Performance Cap on the right, 6D wrap on the left.
Judge for yourself how close that comes to reality.
Had some Vvivid cf vinyl laying around (I believe ď3DĒ), wrapped one and I think itís a much closer match to stock- it makes the gray in the weave on the Amazon ones really jump out.

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Yeah, best thing is to see the wrap personal before ordering. For best effects I wouldnt buy less than 4D, for me the 6D has the most and realistic depth tones and for sure it was from Amazon
Structured wrap like Dinoc CA-421 are only when you do your whole interior with that.
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Yeah, best thing is to see the wrap personal before ordering. For best effects I wouldnt buy less than 4D, for me the 6D has the most and realistic depth tones and for sure it was from Amazon
Structured wrap like Dinoc CA-421 are only when you do your whole interior with that.
I have some 6D on order
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I have some 6D on order
Roger that! Waiting for post-wrap pics
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