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Update: couldn't take the cheesy look of the Superior grip anymore. It looked like a sausage about to burst and the center gap created by the thickness of the stock rim was too wide - that's precisely what I wanted to avoid with the snap-on covers. I guess that car forums turned into a snob because it looked exactly like that on my previous cars and I liked it then. Feel was great although a bit too mushy.
So... I went back to another familiar solution and just installed the same Wheelskins perforated leather cover type I had in my Charger. Due to the width of the lower spoke I'm not 100% satisfied with the fit on the Challenger, but the looks are still 100% improved. I also used a baseball stitch this time, instead of what Wheelskins recommends, after seeing that on S/S Dodge's steering wheel (red and black pic) - much more aesthetically pleasing and professional-looking. I might re-stitch after a while, when the leather has had time to conform to the shape and I'm brave enough to go through that again.
The 'traction' is a little inferior to the Superior cover, but it's brand new and a little tacky from the wax they lather the thread with so I'm happy with it right now. After a while, the one I had on my Charger had become hard and slick although not as bad as the stock material. I'll be sure to avoid using leather conditioner this time. Rim thickness is perfect for me.