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Steering wheel cover suggestions?

I'm never happy with stock steering wheels: I want more thickness and more grip. Enough tackiness to be able to steer one-handed with the palm of my hand and enough slickness still to be able to let the rim slide under my fingers when exiting corners, know what I mean?
I installed wheelskins on my Charger before, and while the quality was great, even the perforated leather was too slick for me. Ideally, I'd want the feel from those old vynil covers with the cord wrapped around them like every cab has. It's way too ugly and cheap-looking for a Challenger, but they worked perfectly for my use in the Crown Vic and Caprice.

So before I do the Wheelskins thing again... any better suggestions? My current wheel is the base R/T's, not leather, by the way. Hard and slippery, especially with dry hands like mine.
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My base R/T (2009) has a leather wrapped wheel.


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I know the factory description reads leather-wrapped, but it must be hide off the back of a rubber duck or sumthin'. 'Leather' is a word used very loosely these days, like all those seats that are actually vynil with some leather pieces. Regardless of what it actually is, I find it hard and grainless... and therefore unsatisfactory.

I'm thinking now of going retro with the one in the pic, because the Wheelskins look good but only improve the rim diameter. It would be cheesy, but I know it works and I promise not to do the fuzzy dice thing...
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Love my SRT wheel, may not be the cheap way to go, but it's comfy!

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I did look into that (the airbag cover does look like it belongs in a sports car), and yes, it's spendy... Wait, were you bragging?!
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Nope! I just really do like my SRT Steering wheel! Don't feel bad.. I'd like to have a 2012 wheel, but I'm not spending a grand on a wheel!
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Ah, just checked out your ride and I see that we share the same steering wheel. Not so bad in person, but when I started researching the car I thought I'd have to replace that parts bin, minivan BS cover... I believe the SRT at least has real leather and a thicker rim, though.
I might just take the car to an upholstery guy I know and pick his brains. I thought of suede, but that would get funky and is probably not the right feel for me. Or I could do the driving gloves thing since I was talking of cheesy and retro stuff. Nah...
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I have a nice wheel from a 2012 RT if you need it. I can price it reasonable.

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Well, mine's a '13 R/T so that wouldn't help (oops, I probably should update my profile...).
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USR,

Yeah the 11 SRT rims are thicker, the rest is the same. You could have it custom upholstered to be thicker, heck even maybe have some thumb groves put it. But I suspect that won't be cheap either! Nothing cool ever is!!
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