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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2017, 08:24 AM
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What if you vinyl wrapped that ring around the steering wheel? Would that reduce the level of cold/chill it would have?
I think so. I did an experiment last year and the discomfort mostly went away for me when I tried touching the wheel while wearing a thin disposable plastic glove. I told my wife I would splurge and get her a whole box of those 5 mil thick gloves at Harbor Freight for Christmas but she wasn't amused by my cheapness or fashion sense.
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Might be worth someone taking a look into. You still have all the benefits of the 2 tone wheel and just wrap the silve/chrome piece in a chrome vinyl. Would look identical I would think and reduce the cold issue. It would even work for the hot issue in the summer.

Not sure what that would cost and if a shop would even take the time for somethign that small.
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This ring is a huge functionality fail. I picked up my brand-new 2018 Pacifica Limited a month ago and noticed the ring of ice on the steering wheel the moment I got into it. It has only gotten worse as the winter deepens. Unfortunately it isn't a small thing when it is -20 to -30 c outside here in Canada. Even with the wheel warmed up for 15 minutes, it is still icy cold. I have to wear winter gloves while driving, with the heated steering wheel on. If I don't have gloves, I have to hold the wheel with my fingers and not let my palms touch the metal. This was designed in Michigan and made in Windsor, so who was the genius that missed this? Why on earth would you put a ring of metal on a steering wheel and think that was a good thing? With all of the testing that was done, was it only tested in the spring or fall?

I can just imagine in the middle of summer that I will be burning my hands touching this. I don't think I am exaggerating unfortunately. Is anyone at Chrysler looking into this?
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What if you vinyl wrapped that ring around the steering wheel? Would that reduce the level of cold/chill it would have?
i'm asking a shop about doing this next week. What a dumb idea.
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That looks like the steering wheel in my Jeep Cherokee Overland.

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