Question for nardi owners

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  1. stefan

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    I'm planning on getting a Nardi wheel in the near future to replace the cheap alternative i've got at the moment, but i'm struggling to make my mind up between leather or suede.

    The wheel i've got just now is suede and it feels good but in a few months it had gone all shiny and nasty. I've not try'd to clean it as its just a cheap wheel and i assumed the suede was pretty poor quality, it shed alot of dye in the first couple of weeks use.

    The Nardi is obviously the pinnacle of quality so should be better, I was just wanting to hear from people who have a suede Nardi and can give me an idea of how it stands up to daily use. It would be good to hear feedback on the leather ones too especially those who have tryed both also from a daily and track use perspective.
     
  2. Boss

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    unless you're gonna wear gloves i wouldnt bother with suede, as nice as they are, with no gloves they'll go shitty and smooth,

    ive just changed to a nardi deep corn leather, its awesome
     
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    Nardi deep corn 350mm leather, had it 2 years in September and it still feels amazing, it's in my daily aswell. Really good wheel,would never sell it :)
     
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    Deep corn 330mm leather user, bought off here when they did they're 25% off sale. Still feels great.
     
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    Ive got leathrr but wanted suede. But everyone said it would look shit.

    If you have kids youl know leather wipes easy.....
     
  7. Andy_F

    Andy_F S13+S15=S28?

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    I'm lucky enough to have both a leather deep corn and Personal suede - the suede one is great for feel but I've only been using it for about a month and there are areas of the suede already going a little flat. With gloves on, its great. The leather is great for durability though, had it for about a year or more and it still looks new.
     
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    I've got a Suede Nardi Deep Corn 350, I've done a few thou miles and it still looks fine, no flat or shiney areas.

    Alex B
     
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    Ended up going with the leather, it'll stay good for longer and the idea of dailying my car with gloves on just to save the wheel seems a bit gay.
     
  10. mint

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    The Suede will be fine if your hands are clean - If you have a habit of driving with dirty hands then don't bother with a suede as it'll just flat and go smooth.

    I have a deep corn aswell, still in the box never used :p Saving it for something special. But its leather, and its my second one. I currently use a plastic coated wheel and its perfect.
     
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    I have a suede nardi, had it a year and it's still perfect but I always wear gloves ;)
     
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    Sueda isn't a material thats made for the sort of handling a steering wheel gets.
    The fibres trap muck, grease and other crap really well. All of which is in abundance on peoples hands.
     
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    Covers the personals - but you get the idea regarding fit / finish and use.



     
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    I've got all three finishes (wood, perforated leather, and suede), and the perforated leather one is the best all round option, the wood one is amazing, but if you leave your car in the sun it gets increadibly hot, the suede is best used with gloves. My perforated leather one has been used in three cars for over two years and it's still as good as new.
     
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    i have a worn to death suede nardi wheel, and i love it... adds character to the car..

    if you're a bitch and like your shit to stay new, then get a leather one and don't drive it.
     
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    Another question.. Who's using a Nardi wheel with a slim snap off boss that takes the Nardi horn button?

    i've got one of the cheap ebay ones and the horn button is way too deep to fit properly. Does anyone know if the NRG one takes a Nardi horn?
     
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    Use a D1 Snap on kit Stefan. Should work fine.
     
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    I really wanted to use a slim snap off boss to avoid the wheel sitting to close to me but if there isn't a slim one on the market that will take the horn i'll have to look into another option.

    was thinking i could machine up a ring of some kind to take up the difference but it would take away from the look of it.

    i really don't see why the Nardi horn has to be the size it is, its almost twice as deep as most horn buttons
     
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    I loved the wooden nardi my mx5 had, wish i had kept it. looked and felt good
     

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