Well, after about 13K miles of use, I think the wheel is holding up nicely. There's just a tiny bit of shininess under my left thumb rest. The leather looks the same as day 1. The shift boot still looks right out of the box.Did these 2 upgrades within 1K miles of delivery. An early Father's Day present to myself.
Honestly speaking, the alcantara wheel is really nice, but I would actually prefer the wheel be completely covered in the leather used for the flat bottom section. It would also be nice to carry the thickness of the flat bottom section throughout the entire wheel. It, along with the OEM wheel, feels maybe a bit thin.
The OEM wheel leather was . . . well . . . let's all just admit that's where Ford cut some costs. The leather on my GT350R wheel is world's nicer and much more similar (if not the same) as that used on the OEM shifter ball. And the alcantara shift boot with the red stitching ties in nicely with the wheel's red accents.
I actually had the red-stitched console cover and the shift brake boot ready to install, but felt like it was alcantara / red stitch overkill. Also, the console cover was a bit more than I wanted to take on. If it was a pre-covered replacement lid, not prob. But it needed cutting/gluing/stretching. Returned to CJPP with no issues.
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