Rm8k Wira ownership experience-A long way to go

sanekit

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sanekit

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hmm. looks like i will need to buy one to test out. haha. thanks bro.
wrap it over your steering, some recommend those super thin doublesided tape (i say don't) then remember to sew tight.

dont buy the super dirt cheap ones, look through the comment sections, some have pics, long as the underside of the wrap isnt white, its ok... its the ones with white undersides which are real shitty

*nanti i cari pic

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see where I end? if you want it snug, go a little further, and remember, tight. Mines loose cause i dont eant the thread to come close to my wheel
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this one i paranoid sikit, dont wana let the stitching touch my original wheel's surface (i takut leave imprint, im only wrapping cause i wana preserve it anyway)
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neat! i wanna get something like this also. looks like it only covers the outer part. need to get those scrap leather to cover the spoke. i'm using momo monte carlo. will browse shoppe and lazada for this. thanks bro!
 

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easy to sew? not too difficult, just get your orientation right then wrap it tight. If you do it up tightly, it will turn out pretty decent...

on my car its on abit looser cause its there to protect the original leather, so i kinda tried to sew it on in such a way that the thread never touches the leather on the inside. at the edges I didn't dew all the way to the end and on the bulgy bits i put in some cloth to pad the areas where the string would have touched the leather would have
how many hours you spent on sewing? I read about 3 hours for a steering... my hand will shake after that la..
 

lsm1991

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how many hours you spent on sewing? I read about 3 hours for a steering... my hand will shake after that la..
honestly first tme very slow... 2-3 hrs.... after the first time, faster.... under 2hrs maybe, if you are better at sewing than me, one probably cukup. im not the kind to rush through it.... i buat slowpoke sikit

not trying to be a sexist, but... u guys can DIT but this time bawak sama wives, or heck DIT with wife these few days if you can order it on lazada/shopee
 

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But he sew also never pull tight, bulge at certain areas,,,,,,hhahahhahaha
bulge kat belakang abit, its tight enough... those covers... i feel like the process of putting them on on itself might damage my sheel hahaha
 

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Juz wanna ask what does short shifter do?
After I google is what I know is making the gear change more shorter?
Correct me if I am wrong thx.
It's basically to change how far you have to move the gear lever to shift into gear. It's not essential and cheap ones are rubbish.

And I used to look forward to your nearly weekly updates to this thread. Damn virus
 

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lsm1991

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I never installed one in my car so I don't know which ones are good. But I've heard of ones that just move the fulcrum points. How it moves and how the short shifter does it is the key point.
i know people with good experiences with cheapo kits, so long as the mechanism is smooth and isnt 'rough'.

just make sure theres no play and you should be fine.... option b, is to cut and weld (or in some cases its just a matter of adding washers), also know ppl who have done this but you got to get it right in one go otherwise u end up with a horrid throw
 

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lsm1991

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That is why I prefer rims with less spokes, so my hands can go in and wash the inside of the rims.......lol
5 spoke, super scrawny spokes pun i fedup nak clean rims.... drive out 2-3x caked in brake dust again. i have accepted the fact that my rims are dark with a tinge of brown