Sourcing a quality refurbished OEM wheel isn't the easiest of task.
A few shops offer core exchange services which eliminate any resale value of your OEM wheel when parting out the car. Additionally, there are some fly-by-night Eastern European shops offering the refurbishing service and replicas made in China have flooded the market as well - making finding a reputable, quality source a challenge outside of M Performance.
Tainik: Hand made in Germany from OEM cores - no exchange required
I partnered up with TAINIK to offer as close as a factory direct connex we'll ever find.
He's been selling brand new Recaro seats sourced factory direct, OEM M Performance parts & refurbished OEM steering wheels for 5 years on eBay. He has over 1,700 transactions to his name and 99.2% feedback rating.
Made to your upholstery specifications
Tainik uses BMW OEM cores that are fully inspected for no damages to the OEM steering column padding, electronics and mounting points for a true OEM plug-and-play fitment. You will need to re-use your OEM air bag, buttons and trim.
The wheels are reupholstered using Motorsport Alcantara or Genuine Perforated Nappa Leather. Additionally, they have added Ergonomic Padding Inlays for improved hand grip.
The Alcantara used is 9040 Deep Black as is used by BMW Motorsport. It is scratch-resistant, anti-allergically (bactericidal), cellular, lightproof, antistatic. Keep in mind it is not friendly to water and dirty. It is tear-proof, odour-neutrally and easy to clean.
You can spec your wheel with various center marking colors and your pick of white, black or tri-color stitching.
- Increased wheel thickness to approx 1.68in (leather) and 1.59in (alcantara)
- Ergonomic padding inlays are added for better grip
- Motorsport Alcantara or Genuine Perforated Nappa Leather
- Choice of Red, Blue, Yellow & Silver center marking
- Choice of White Black or Tri-Color Stitching
- Uses BMW OEM core, no exchange required
- Hand made in Germany