Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 03-26-2011, 09:57 AM
Polak's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jersey
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1330
Polak is on a distinguished road
Don't like wood?

Did anyone vinyl wrap the wood in carbon fiber wrap or just black? I hate wooden steering wheels even more than the wood dash.

Pics?
__________________

__________________
Still looking for: 2011 Overland Blackberry or Brilliant Black / New Saddle / 730N RHR / V8
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-26-2011, 09:59 AM
moosehead's Avatar
Horseshoe for the Donkeys

My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: CO Rockies
Posts: 3,163
Thanks: 214
Thanked 94 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 1620638
moosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Don't like wood?

I like wood.

Wood is good.

Try it, you should.

Thick, Warm Wood
__________________

__________________
2011 JGC Oland Hemi / Borla Catback Proto / Hemifever Tune on DS Trinity / Flyin Ryan PTB / Volant CAI / Bwoody Sway Links / BT Catch Can & Underhood Kit / Jon's Tinted Tails / SRT8 Hood, Steering Wheel, Shiftknob, Pedals / Firestone Dest AT's & Winter 18's / Focal 165 Component Fronts, Alpine PDX 5 Amp, Rockford Fosgate P3 10" Sub & Fiberglass Enclosure / PS2 Grill, Mirrors & Liftgate Strip / Tow Hooks & Skids / JW Speaker LED Foglights / Debadged, Tint, Clear Bra / Sharkfin / Vled & Putco LED's / JRoll Uber-Tech Cabin Filter / RA & Yak Roof Rack / Lit Sills, Slush & Cargo Mats
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-26-2011, 11:09 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 106
Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1342
K9jackie is on a distinguished road
Re: Don't like wood?

The wood puts it more in the luxury category, which I like. I especially love the olive wood since it is more subtle...I also like the feel of this steering wheel in wood. Maybe you can trade with someone... not sure how hard that would be.


2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit by Jeep®, on Flickr
__________________
2011 Black Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition- 4x4 5.7L
2006 Red Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - 4x4 4.0L


http://twitter.com/#!/lemon
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-26-2011, 12:05 PM
boldd's Avatar
www.bold-design.ca
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 157
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1406
boldd is on a distinguished road
Re: Don't like wood?

Quote:
Originally Posted by K9jackie View Post
The wood puts it more in the luxury category, which I like. I especially love the olive wood since it is more subtle...I also like the feel of this steering wheel in wood. Maybe you can trade with someone... not sure how hard that would be.


2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit by Jeep®, on Flickr
I have the black bird's eye maple in my C300. I want to get rid of the brown wood and change to black in my Overland. Just pricing it now.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-26-2011, 01:36 PM
xtex404's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 78
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1313
xtex404 is on a distinguished road
Re: Don't like wood?

The black olive is almost pure black, except when hit by sunlight. I thought it would look like ass, and I was nervous about it because I didn't realize the Summit I ordered had it, and I had never seen it in person, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it does actually look. I definitely wouldn't cover it up.

This coming from someone who has always had Wranglers and used to plastic and steel.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-26-2011, 01:48 PM
darkrt's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1522
darkrt is on a distinguished road
Re: Don't like wood?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Polak View Post
Did anyone vinyl wrap the wood in carbon fiber wrap or just black? I hate wooden steering wheels even more than the wood dash.

Pics?
Thats why I went with a loaded Limited!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-26-2011, 01:56 PM
JeepeeJ's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 118
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1391
JeepeeJ is on a distinguished road
Re: Don't like wood?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Polak View Post
Did anyone vinyl wrap the wood in carbon fiber wrap or just black? I hate wooden steering wheels even more than the wood dash.

Pics?
Wood is tacky in any car and also don't want to have a steering wheel break in half and stake me in the heart during a crash.

The only wood I like are teak and oak in home furniture. And of course morning wood while on my oak bed.
__________________
I want to go Over Land...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-26-2011, 02:11 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central NH
Posts: 677
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 2342
nek121328 is on a distinguished road
Re: Don't like wood?

I'm glad mine doesn't have a wood wheel.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-26-2011, 02:13 PM
White Chocolate's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 8,336
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 0
White Chocolate is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Don't like wood?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepeeJ View Post
Wood is tacky in any car and also don't want to have a steering wheel break in half and stake me in the heart during a crash.

The only wood I like are teak and oak in home furniture. And of course morning wood while on my oak bed.
LOL you worry wayyyyyy to much ahaha
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-26-2011, 02:20 PM
JeepeeJ's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 118
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1391
JeepeeJ is on a distinguished road
Re: Don't like wood?

Quote:
Originally Posted by White Chocolate View Post
LOL you worry wayyyyyy to much ahaha
That's 'cause I'm a vampire!

__________________
I want to go Over Land...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-19-2011, 11:02 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 20
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1391
gmtaylor3 is on a distinguished road
Re: Don't like wood?

Just got my 2011 JGC and do really have a problem with the wooden part of the wheel. Has anyone actually changed the wooden wheel out in favor of an all leather one? How much did it cost? Did it lose any feasibility?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-19-2011, 11:44 AM
Jeeters's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 483
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 2452
Jeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond reputeJeeters has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Don't like wood?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepeeJ View Post
Wood is tacky in any car and also don't want to have a steering wheel break in half and stake me in the heart during a crash.
It has a metal core, just like any steering wheel does. That's why it's called a 'wood trimmed steering wheel'. If it was pure wood, it wouldn't be able to keep a perfect spherical shape due to warping.
But yeah, I find them kinda tacky, too.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wood Trim Damage DieselvRR Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12 10-23-2012 09:08 PM
Got Wood? moosehead Tech Tips/DIY/How To 31 07-25-2011 08:27 PM
Overland Interior Wood Mashie Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 5 01-12-2011 01:12 PM
What kind of wood? cain45 Grand Cherokee - WK 13 06-11-2010 01:07 PM
Got Wood? NHWK05 Visual Modifications 9 12-18-2009 03:16 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community