Any experience with buddy club steering wheel?

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I had the carbon/black leather steering wheel. It installed and fit like OEM. The grips had more girth than stock, and best of all it got rid of red leather. The flat bottom is thinner than stock.

The only reason why I sold mine is I upgraded to Mugen, otherwise I would have kept it.

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I guess it’s a matter of personal taste because I was looking at the one with the red leather and carbon. I think it adds some nice flare. Why did you end up going with the mugen?
 

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I guess it’s a matter of personal taste because I was looking at the one with the red leather and carbon. I think it adds some nice flare. Why did you end up going with the mugen?
I liked the dry carbon look over the gloss. It matches the dash better.
 

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I liked the dry carbon look over the gloss. It matches the dash better.
I bought a matte carbon wheel with red leather. Should be here Monday. Not from BuddyClub, but looks very close. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was from the same factory.
 
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I bought a matte carbon wheel with red leather. Should be here Monday. Not from BuddyClub, but looks very close. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was from the same factory.
Awesome! where did you get it from?
 

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Awesome! where did you get it from?
IS_Autogroup (Instagram). They do custom stuff. Haven’t received the wheel yet, but they sent me a proof. Buttons and trim aren’t included (for show purposes).

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I had the carbon/black leather steering wheel. It installed and fit like OEM. The grips had more girth than stock, and best of all it got rid of red leather. The flat bottom is thinner than stock.

The only reason why I sold mine is I upgraded to Mugen, otherwise I would have kept it.

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Do you have a pic of your Mugen wheel installed? That is the one i want to buy.
 
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IS_Autogroup (Instagram). They do custom stuff. Haven’t received the wheel yet, but they sent me a proof. Buttons and trim aren’t included (for show purposes).

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I checked out their page, i actually really like what theyve got goin on. I DM'd them for pricing! Thank you so much!
 

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I checked out their page, i actually really like what theyve got goin on. I DM'd them for pricing! Thank you so much!
Nice. You’ll find something you like for sure. It’s possible that they use a similar factory as Buddy Club, so keep that in mind (the shaping/grooves of the leather looks identical to Buddy Club).
 
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IS_Autogroup (Instagram). They do custom stuff. Haven’t received the wheel yet, but they sent me a proof. Buttons and trim aren’t included (for show purposes).

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Did you finally receive your steering wheel!? Wondering what your thoughts were!?
 

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Did you finally receive your steering wheel!? Wondering what your thoughts were!?
I did, I think I put a post in the "what did you do thread". I might write something up later on. The quality from the materials down to the stitching is as good as stock if not better. The quality of the leather is a few steps above stock; I had issues with flaking on my stock wheel and the stock leather felt kind of "sticky", the new wheel doesn't feel that way which is nice. I remember when I first came from my '15 Camry to the Civic I wasn't a fan of the leather the Civic used. Ergonomics is upgraded almost entirely with beefier handgrips (though I'm neutral in terms of size since I have small hands) and the grooves on the top of the wheel for your fingers. The matted CF is absolutely gorgeous though and the customization I selected goes well with my interior. I've attached 3 photos below.

Edit: the only thing that caught me off guard was the fact that the wheel itself was about 2x heavier than stock (2.5lbs -> 5lbs). It does change the steering feel and feedback from the wheel. The only way I could describe it is like a weighted shift knob. Reduces feedback, harder to initially get moving, but once it gets moving it says in movement with little effort.

Edit 2: it is actually built off of an aftermarket core. I originally thought it was an OEM core, but that appears to not be the case. The quality seems good though.

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