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      02-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #9
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Drives: Golf 7R
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Glasgow

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I've used alcantara wheels in a CSL and a GT3 and I had an alcantara wheel in my last car. I loved the look of it but in reality it wasn't very good for every day driving, especially if you do any kind of distance. It's not a breathable material like leather so it can make your palms a bit clamy on long journeys. It's also a bit slippery unless you are wearing driving gloves which is why they are the material of choice for wheels in most track cars. The wheel in the CSL also wore badly so hopefully BMW are using a higher grade of alcantara now.

I'd say try it out but don't sell your leather wheel until you are sure the alcantara one is for you. Using one on the road without gloves made me nervous as it really felt so slippy.
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