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Unread 01-16-2011, 04:20 PM   #16
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+1 the wood is great for dirty hands and turning the wheel easier when maneuvering.

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Unread 01-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #17
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I have an Overland with wood steering, but would prefer leather. You can buy the Limited steering and swap out, but color wont match as far as I know. Laredo and Limited has black. My Overland is dark brown
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Unread 01-23-2011, 02:56 PM   #18
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I have an Overland with wood steering, but would prefer leather. You can buy the Limited steering and swap out, but color wont match as far as I know. Laredo and Limited has black. My Overland is dark brown
They make the light frost beige heated full leather wheels. The limited has the same color wheels as the overlands just without wood.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 08:22 AM   #19
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What do you guys think of the wood on the steering wheel on the Overland model? I know it looks good, but I am use to a heated leather wheel and I think the transition from leather to a hard surface during use would be irritating.

Anyone know if the wood steering wheel on the Overland model can be deleted and replaced with an all leather steering wheel?
I dont like the look or feel of the Overland Steering wheel. If you get info (cost etc) regarding replacing the wheel, let me know. I got a dealer reply that it only comes this way.
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Unread 02-06-2011, 02:54 PM   #20
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I didnt think I would be a fan of the wood/leather combo, but after 3 months, I am sold! The transition between the two types it not a bit deal at all. My only gripe is the seam on the spokes, it is a bit rough, especially when you have your fingers on it during a tight low speed turn.

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Unread 02-06-2011, 05:01 PM   #21
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I've had a wood steering wheel in a Volvo XC90 V8 and I didn't like it. In the winter it was freezing cold and in the summer it was boiling hot to the point I could not touch the wood part.
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Unread 02-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #22
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I had a 2010 laramie Dodge ram leather heated steering wheel and i love the new wood steering wheel. It is fat but its well heated and its not slippery. I actually prefer to grab the wooden part of the steering wheel. I told my wife to watch her wedding rings on it though. Not sure how well itll stand up to diamonds haha.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 07:05 AM   #23
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I dont like the look or feel of the Overland Steering wheel. If you get info (cost etc) regarding replacing the wheel, let me know. I got a dealer reply that it only comes this way.
Dealer gave me a cost of $700 for the Limited steering wheel. If I get the GC, Ill try to negotiate a lower cost into purchase and sell the Oveland wheel.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 11:46 AM   #24
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Wow $700 they are ripping you off. You can get the wheel for $516 here

http://www.mopar-wholesale.com/mopar...FUNl7AodeydC1A
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Unread 02-23-2011, 12:34 PM   #25
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Thanks for the link.
Thats considerable better.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 02:25 PM   #26
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Never had wood before but liked it on the test drive. I think I'd like it long term
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Unread 03-03-2011, 01:43 AM   #27
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The overland comes w/ heated steering wheel, right? Is the wood part heated ?
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Unread 03-03-2011, 05:55 AM   #28
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The overland comes w/ heated steering wheel, right? Is the wood part heated ?
Yes, the wood part is heated.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 06:11 AM   #29
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Yes, the wood part is heated.
It's ALL heated. Great for achy, arthritic hands. Then you turn on the heated lumbar supported seats for your ailin' back. The only thing the GC didn't come with was a Swedish masseuse. At least my wife said it wasn't an option.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 07:10 AM   #30
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I have 2 of the Overland heated wood wheels if anyone is interested and I may be able to get a leather heated version if you want to swap out your wood one.
My buddy works at the company that supplies the heat element for the wheel and he had a couple that they had only used for testing. When I ordered my wife's 2011 (Laredo) he gave me the wood ones. Unfortunately she doesn't want me changing anything in her new Jeep because she thinks it'll void the warranty.
I can check with him to see if they have any of the heated leather only versions from testing.
Send me a PM if you're interested.

Oh yeah... FYI-
Regarding the wheel thickness:
I commented on the thickness of the wheel when he showed me these. He told me Chrysler had an issue with the heat element 'reading thru' the leather on the first builds. They had to either add a foam pad between the element and the leather or go to a thicker leather to hide it. If I remember he said this added about 2 millimeters to the overall thickness of the rim.
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