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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Royal Steering Wheels? Reply with quote

I've seen many threads on here about their work, and nothing but good reports, but i'm finding them incredibly difficult to contact via any means.

Phone asks you to complete web form, which then doesn't send.

Doesn't reply to emails, or texts? Anyone else encountered this? I want to place an order, didn't think it would be this hard. Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never been quick to reply in the past when he has done work for me , normally takes a couple of day , but worth the perseverance as workmanship is top quality
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BothJack at Royal and linus at DesignLS have great workmanship but are a nightmare to get hold of. seems it may just be the nature of guys in this profession who work on their own.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same experience for me - there does seem to be 2 email addresses, so might be worth trying both (if you haven't already), royalsteeringwheels@gmail.com is the one they used as response to my original webform enquiry, they also list info@royalsteeringwheels.com as their contact email.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks chaps.

Managed to speak to him this afternoon. Fingers crossed he gets my wheel back to me in time for Spa at the end of the month. Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just booked mine in this afternoon..initally slow to respond but has been top notch since sending pictures etc. Guess we just have to be patient with a small outfit like this..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack did my 1M steering wheel in the past, 2 weeks in total but that was on exchange he happen to have one in stock ready to trim and send out, i paid the extra 100 to either keep or send back my original wheel for refund, i kept mine in the end but not sure if he stocks 996 wheels? suppose BMW Msport wheels more common stock for them?

Interested so keep this updated and pics pls

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m booked in for the 23rd. He does seem to have a Good stock of wheels - he actually had a sport design wheel with paddles for my spyder done in grey with red stripe but it had grey stitching (I wanted red)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was very responsive once I'd spoken to him, has kept me updated re my wheel arriving etc and said I'll have it back in time for my Spa run, so a 2 week turnaround.

Will update with pics when I have them.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ll be honest, I didn’t have any issue with contact? Maybe just lucky? Quality of workmanship is sublime
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lynchy wack

That's 2 traders now that don't want to speak to you Grin

Maybe it's not them...and it's you Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
Lynchy wack

That's 2 traders now that don't want to speak to you Grin

Maybe it's not them...and it's you Embarassed

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Must be the language barrier. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plynchy wrote:
Must be the language barrier. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My accent is way better when I type.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ummm..say that again please Embarassed









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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am hoping that I have mopped up a new wheel for the Boxster, which I will get retrimmed...

Plan is to get it slightly thicker and red detail at the 12 o'clock position - dilemma is ... Leather or alcantara?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my own experience (I had a wheel for my Mini retrimmed in alcantara by Jack), the alcantara does lose a little of its finish over time with use and mine is used as a second car and has done about 10k miles since being refinished & this appears to be a fairly normal situation apparently. Jack's service/workmanship is great & I'd use him again without hesitation.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack has done two in the past for me, both in alcantara, but the Boxster has a leather dash/door cards/seats etc - was wondering if the alcantara would 'clash' a bit and that leather would look more in keeping
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to update this.

Got my wheel back in time for Spa, very happy with the results.
Had it trimmed in grey alcantara/blue stitching and made slightly thicker, sits well with the rest of the interior and feels 200% nicer than the skinny OE finish.

More than happy to recommend them.
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