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    1. Member Bird's Avatar
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      06-15-2018 03:04 AM #1
      For me, one of the cons to the MK7 Golf R is the steering wheel. It just isn't thick enough and it also has a strange geometry to it, in that i feel that the face is not flat enough The MK6 steering wheel was considerably more comfortable.

      After going on a 500 mile cruise up here in the PNW i decided i needed to make a change. I researched steering wheel upgrades and came upon the Eurozone Tuning EZT Carbon Wheel and i became infatuated. I reached out with a bunch of questions to someone at EZT and quickly got a response (more on the response later) answering all of my questions regarding fit and finish of the wheel. Many emails later i decided to pull the trigger and order one of these wheels. I wanted to keep it as OEM as possible, so i opted with a matte carbon finish to match the door pieces, gunmetal stitching and a gunmetal centerline. My order was placed on 4/20 and i received the wheel on about 5/27. It was a long lead time, but considering that the wheel is a custom order and hand stitched, it was an understandable amount of time.

      Unboxing. This wheel was well protected in plastic and foam. Once i removed all of the wrapping i was immediately ecstatic with my purchase. The wheel is beautiful. The fit and finish was clean and tight. The muted appearance of the matte carbon finish and gunmetal stitching and color worked perfectly with the scheme of the other OEM interior pieces. The wheel was heavy in that you know you bought a quality piece kind of way. I couldn't wait to install this.

      install. I gathered all of the needed tools, and headed to the garage late on a Saturday night. I've done steering wheel swaps before, so i decided i was going to time myself. Well with some interruptions here and there, i was able to get the old wheel off and the new wheel on in no time. Full disclosure... i had some problems with figuring out how to connect the wires. Total rookie move on my part. Here's where the "response" comes back in to play. I sent an email to EZT with my concerns regarding the install, and i started putting my old wheel back on. within a few minutes i get an email back from Bill (owner @ EZT) addressing some of my questions. Now understand this is about 10 PM PST and i believe Bill is on the East Coast. We exchanged emails back and forth and after about another 45 minutes my new wheel was reconnected and installed. The majority of that time was spent removing my old trim, because I opted to re-use my airbag and trim pieces to save a little money.

      Conclusion. I wanted to give it a couple of weeks before writing this, but i couldn't be more thrilled with this purchase. The car enthusiast always looks for reasons to feel connected to the car. This was accomplished. It has satisfied my modification urge.....................for a little while, anyway. hahaha.....
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      06-15-2018 04:02 AM #3


      I even bought some protection...
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      06-20-2018 09:51 AM #4
      Really nice, man. Looks great.
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      06-20-2018 10:14 AM #5
      Question 1: Wie viel geld? (How much?)

      Question 2: Can you do a little write up on the install procedure and tools needed? How to's are always welcome.


      Looks really nice though.

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      06-20-2018 11:42 AM #6
      Thank you!

      Wheel was under $900 usd. I sent my original steering wheel core for some money back.

      As for a write up procedure, I basically just followed the detailed instructions that EZT provided. It was late at night and I didn’t really feel like taking step by step pictures. Install was relatively easy though.

      Key install points are:

      1. Take your time if you are reusing and removing the steering wheel trim pieces. The clips/pegs are not that fragile but it does take some time to work it out.

      2. Use some blue tape or a micro fiber to protect your steering column plastic pieces.
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      06-20-2018 03:25 PM #7
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    9. 06-21-2018 02:27 PM #8
      You also upgraded to the 9" Discover Pro at the same time?

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      06-21-2018 03:21 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by cruzgti17 View Post
      You also upgraded to the 9" Discover Pro at the same time?
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    11. 06-21-2018 10:46 PM #10
      Can you make a similar post but for the 9.2 upgrade???? (where you got it, install, etc...)

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      06-21-2018 11:44 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by kthorburn View Post
      Can you make a similar post but for the 9.2 upgrade???? (where you got it, install, etc...)
      Purchased from APG out of Poland. I had a VW tech friend install it for me. I had the MIB1 previously and it was mostly plug and play. APG Takes your Vin number and programs everything to your car. They include the wiring for Car Play and a new bezel as well. The VW tech had to do a little bit of switching around using a VAG com, but that was it.
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    13. 06-22-2018 06:35 PM #12
      Thanks! How much did the 9.2 conversion run you? I'm considering the same, just looking to see how I can take the new bezel and have it match the 2016/2017 pattern instead of the piano black.

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      06-22-2018 07:09 PM #13
      Over $2K, then shipping. I would have to check euro conversion rates because they don’t accept USD.

      Also, they had two options for bezel. One was piano black, and the other was something else. It could have been what you’re looking for, but I never thought past the piano black because that’s what I needed.
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      06-22-2018 07:12 PM #14
      Piano Black and Polar Night (dark grey metallic)
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    16. 06-22-2018 07:26 PM #15
      Is that polar night the same as the 2015-2017 design? Link has unclose photo of shifter where you can see the trim.

      https://www.edmunds.com/volkswagen/g...al-or-dsg.html

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      06-23-2018 05:25 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by kthorburn View Post
      Is that polar night the same as the 2015-2017 design? Link has unclose photo of shifter where you can see the trim.

      https://www.edmunds.com/volkswagen/g...al-or-dsg.html
      I honestly don’t know. Up until the time I ordered, I had no idea that there was a different color.

      If you give them your VIN they can probably figure it out for you.
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      07-11-2018 06:01 PM #17
      Thank you for the kind review, Bird!
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      07-12-2018 06:00 PM #18
      You’re welcome, Bill!
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