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Old 04-13-2011, 02:23 AM   #1
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ACE Steering Wheel

Installed a new rally wheel from ACE Custom Steering!

What a nice steering wheel!! Way better than the factory, in comfort and feel.

High quality leather, fit & finish.

Install took about an hour, not really difficult at all! All ya need is a few Torx bits and a decent length allen wrench.

If anyone wants to meet up to get a grip on this.. I am all over the DFW Metro area for work almost weekly, shoot me a PM and we will try to work out a time.. If you have not seen these yet, visit www.acecustomsteering.com

I will be attempting to set up a group buy on these and get these into more Camaro owners cars soon. They offer many different models for cars & trucks.. (these will work for group buy also)

If you are interested in this, send a PM .. I have already worked out some of the details to get some of these into the DFW Market...
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:48 AM   #2
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Wow that looks real nice! And it keeps all the factory buttons and air bag?
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:55 AM   #3
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Yes, it retains everything that was stock, but it all needs to be changed from your wheel to the new one..
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:00 AM   #4
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That's really cool, another thing to add to my ever growing list of must haves.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:45 AM   #5
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slightly off topic, but where is your GPS mount attached to in the car?
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:03 AM   #6
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slightly off topic, but where is your GPS mount attached to in the car?
The suction cup it attached to the right side of the radio display
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:06 AM   #7
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Looks good, man! I love my Ace wheel. When I had mine done, I did it in all black leather instead of contrasting colors, because I did all of my trim in inferno orange to match my door panels and dash strip. I thought it might look weird with orange leather on the wheel and an orange trim piece, so I just went with an all black leather wheel, and I think it turned out great. I did get the orange contrast stitching, though, so that kind of ties it all in together without overdoing it.

I don't have any more of a close up picture of the wheel itself, but here's a shot of my interior. I need to vacuum the car, so ignore the dirt in the floorboard, please. But in the picture, you can see my painted trim panels, see my Ace steering wheel, and see my Hurst short-throw shifter with custom orange-on-black shifter knob.

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Old 04-13-2011, 10:29 AM   #8
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do you have to send in your old wheel for a core charge? I am assuming that if you do,that you do it after you get your new one since you have to change all the buttons and trim...
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:41 AM   #9
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do you have to send in your old wheel for a core charge? I am assuming that if you do,that you do it after you get your new one since you have to change all the buttons and trim...
It's up to you if you send back the old wheel. They charge more if you don't want to return your original wheel, though. I bought mine through SparksAI, and if you want to keep your factory wheel, they charge you an additional $199 for the core charge.

But what they send you is the core of the wheel, and you install it in your car and install the airbag, the trim piece, the buttons, and the wiring from your old wheel. Then send back the core of your old wheel if you want to save $199.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:50 PM   #10
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do you have to send in your old wheel for a core charge? I am assuming that if you do,that you do it after you get your new one since you have to change all the buttons and trim...

Yes, they do wish you return the core, they are very liberal and allow about 30 days, enough time for you to try & ensure you like the new wheel... as if!
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:51 PM   #11
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Looks good, man! I love my Ace wheel. When I had mine done, I did it in all black leather instead of contrasting colors, because I did all of my trim in inferno orange to match my door panels and dash strip. I thought it might look weird with orange leather on the wheel and an orange trim piece, so I just went with an all black leather wheel, and I think it turned out great. I did get the orange contrast stitching, though, so that kind of ties it all in together without overdoing it.

I don't have any more of a close up picture of the wheel itself, but here's a shot of my interior. I need to vacuum the car, so ignore the dirt in the floorboard, please. But in the picture, you can see my painted trim panels, see my Ace steering wheel, and see my Hurst short-throw shifter with custom orange-on-black shifter knob.



That does look good the way you diid this...good choice and the threads add a little...
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:16 PM   #12
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I love their steering wheels! Very nice.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:18 PM   #13
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Looks good!!!




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Old 04-13-2011, 08:26 PM   #14
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Too bad it only really goes with bright colors. Dark colors kinda get left out for obvious reasons i suppose.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:23 PM   #15
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That does look good the way you diid this...good choice and the threads add a little...
Thanks, man. I hope I didn't steal your thunder here, by the way. Wasn't trying to do that, just wanted to show off my Ace wheel, too.

Where'd you get that checkered flag setup for your dash and door panels?
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:21 AM   #16
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Thanks, man. I hope I didn't steal your thunder here, by the way. Wasn't trying to do that, just wanted to show off my Ace wheel, too.

No thunder stolen! I am so surprised more Camaro owners have not upgraded to this... and see the results here.. It's cool to see what others have done.. its painstaking to decide on options and choices to make!!

Where'd you get that checkered flag setup for your dash and door panels?
A local "Signs By Tomorrow" has the template design. They are vinyl wrap.
We created them last summer. I have these for sale if anyone is interested.. color switch is avail. We also retained the ambient lighting on the door, although it was all manual cutting before application, but they turned out surprisingly well!!
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:56 AM   #17
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Looks real nice!!
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:58 AM   #18
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Looks great! I just ordered mine from SparksAI too (black/black perforated/silver stitching)! How does the wheel feel in your hands? Is it fatter than the stock wheel? I never liked the way the stock wheel feels, kinda awkward, you know? I can't wait to get it! How long did yours take to arrive after ordering?
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A local "Signs By Tomorrow" has the template design. They are vinyl wrap.
We created them last summer. I have these for sale if anyone is interested.. color switch is avail. We also retained the ambient lighting on the door, although it was all manual cutting before application, but they turned out surprisingly well!!

Hello there..Just wanted to clarify that signs by tomorrow is the name of the shop that did your vinly wrap and if so do you have an address..??

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Looks great! I just ordered mine from SparksAI too (black/black perforated/silver stitching)! How does the wheel feel in your hands? Is it fatter than the stock wheel? I never liked the way the stock wheel feels, kinda awkward, you know? I can't wait to get it! How long did yours take to arrive after ordering?
The factory wheel always seemed, to me, to be wider front-to-back than it was side-to-side, making it more oval. The Ace wheel is a little more round than oval. It's also got a completely different profile, so it's a little thicker than the stock wheel in some areas, and a little narrower in others. It's definitely thicker in the 10 and 2 positions.

The leather feels like it's a higher quality than the factory wheel, and just feels more "supple" I guess you could say. The foam they use feels pretty firm, so the wheel isn't squishy or anything. The overall shape may take a little getting used to, because they worked to make the bottom part sort of square, so it has to "bumps" you'll notice if you're used to just letting the wheel spin in your hand coming out of a turn.

In my opinion, it's at least as good as the factory wheel in quality, fit, and finish, but I think it's a great improvement, personally.
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Hello there..Just wanted to clarify that signs by tomorrow is the name of the shop that did your vinly wrap and if so do you have an address..??

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Soooo... who grabbed one of these @ CFest???
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Do you ever go to Cars & Coffee or any local car shows? I'd love to see both the steering wheel and the vinyl door panels in person!
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Do you ever go to Cars & Coffee or any local car shows? I'd love to see both the steering wheel and the vinyl door panels in person!
Never make it to C&C, too early and I am too far away..

I like to get to the meets in Southlake, thats a group of about a dozen owners that meet, chat and grab a bite to eat, Kincaid's is right there.. ..watch the Texas link on Camaro5 for postings on that.. I think they are planning one now for the 30th of April..gonna make that one..

I usually make it out to some car shows, none scheduled at the moment.. we will definitely be doing the Laps for Charity with Camaro5 on May 7th.

What part of town are you in? Maybe we could meet some eveing if we are close enough....
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Hubby's doing the laps for charity on May 7th. We'll be coming with the Lone Star Camaro group. I'll look you up there!

We've made it out to the Southlake meet once, I think. There were only a couple of guys there with us. We've been with some people in Mansfield a few times, too. Anyway, I'll try to hook up with you on the 7th!
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