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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 01-17-2015, 01:33 PM
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My new steering wheel

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I Iove it
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:48 PM
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Nice!
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:01 PM
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Is it alpina wheel or simply leather redone? How much and what place?
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:22 PM
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Not Alpina wheel. It is just a sport steering wheel redone with flat bottom. I still have stock sport wheel. Bought used one from eBay, steal at $50. Then sent it out to Europe. Job was done for $250
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:23 PM
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That's the eBay seller
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:28 PM
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I saw one company in USA which does it 150$-200$ and ppl say it's very good
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:36 PM
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Well mine is the proof of excellent craftmanship, better than good
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:52 PM
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This one 170$:
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I contacted them and alcantara will cost 250-300$.
Their quality is very good as well
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:42 PM
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The one on the bottom looks nice, I'm just so happy how mine came out
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:42 PM
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I bet it feels just as good as it looks... or better..
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Very nice. Does it retain the heated function of the factory sport wheel ?? How difficult was removing the old one ? Did you have DIY to refer to ?
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:44 AM
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I chose to have a flat bottom, so heat function was not retained. The wheel that I bought from Ebay did not have heating element, didn't matter to me.

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Nice! What are you going to do with the old one?
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:02 PM
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I'm going to keep the wheel.
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Looks great, and prob the 1st post in 2 years not about a problematic 745..
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:46 AM
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Right before I put the steering wheel on I changed my upper timing cover gasket bank 2 oil leak is gone
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