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Old 15th March 2015, 11:22   #31
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You're welcome, Akshay
As for the Columbus II, I couldn't find it either on cars-equipment.com or SuperSkoda. It is, however, available at www.volkswagen-navigationsystem.co.uk for 1,130 (not sure why a UK site is quoting prices in euros).

Sorry, I didn't quite follow - did you get the look of the steering wheel changed (i.e., covered the chrome bits with black)?
Hawkeye, ya i have look everywhere for the colombusII and its only available on the website u mentioned. I will be travelling to these countries in another 3 months, so I am hoping to buy it off the shelf(i available). I Feel Eur1200 is quite a lot!!

As for the sanding of the chrome: thats for the main front grill, not the steering wheel :-) If you notice, in one of the pics, the grill has been painted satin black and the chrome part has been changed to black glossy chrome!
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Akshay, please respond to the query I had posted before. Re-quoting it once again:

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Akshay, I am guessing you were able to reuse the steering airbag from your stock steering?
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Old 15th March 2015, 17:42   #33
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Akshay, please respond to the query I had posted before. Re-quoting it once again:
If i may, yes. The airbag assembly is used from stock steering. No issue there at all.
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Akshay congratualtions on the Upgrades ! They look awesome

Wanted some information regarding the cars-equipment website!

Did you order your alloys from them or you got them from a local Skoda Dealer? I really want to change my stock alloys and am looking at all available options ! I am just worried about the customs !!
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Akshay, please respond to the query I had posted before. Re-quoting it once again:
Now don't tell me you are planning a DIY for new steering console

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Now don't tell me you are planning a DIY for new steering console

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Haha no Supriyo. I was just asking since the OP mentioned he had got the steering with the paddle shifters for 300 USD from CZ. That sounded pretty cheap! I figured that the stock airbag would have been used on that case.

Replacing the steering is very easy BTW. I'll do it myself when I intend to change mine to one of the newer models.
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Akshay congratualtions on the Upgrades ! They look awesome

Wanted some information regarding the cars-equipment website!

Did you order your alloys from them or you got them from a local Skoda Dealer? I really want to change my stock alloys and am looking at all available options ! I am just worried about the customs !!
Hi Artem

Thanks! The alloys are stock alloys painted glossy black. I am about to get them upgraded to 17" to 18"(not decided) soon. I am looking at momo rims.
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Akshay, please respond to the query I had posted before. Re-quoting it once again:
Hi, ya the stock airbag unit can be used!
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Thanks! The alloys are stock alloys painted glossy black. I am about to get them upgraded to 17" to 18"(not decided) soon. I am looking at momo rims.
The car looks damn sweet with Black Rims ! I intend changing the Alloys too, but am gonna stick to 17"s.. I have been doing a lot of research regarding the same. Don't know if you are privy to the threads. FYI this is the post( Well somewhere around here ) :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...eview-101.html (Skoda Octavia : Official Review)

Do Check out the Wheel Simulator on the Wolfracealloys website. It's awesome and will give you a fair idea of how you'r car will look.

Here's a link for the same : http://www.wolfrace.com/wheelsimulator/

Hope you enjoy it

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I cannot ask my friend to buy so many and ship. Hes a student. I will ask him to get the store guys number and you guys can directly place the order if the above possibility exists. If not, then I guess the online store cars equipment is the only cheaper choice left. They have it and ship it via fedex.
Hey, is there any way we can get in touch with the dealer in Bath and discuss the possibilities on individual terms? Will the dealer be willing to pack it up good and ship it via fedex, their bank details for making the payments, etc., its best that one gets all the info directly from them. Thereby eliminating any willing or unwilling responsibility at your end
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Hey, is there any way we can get in touch with the dealer in Bath and discuss the possibilities on individual terms? Will the dealer be willing to pack it up good and ship it via fedex, their bank details for making the payments, etc., its best that one gets all the info directly from them. Thereby eliminating any willing or unwilling responsibility at your end
Ive told my buddy there to find out. I have also mailed the dealership and they have called him to confirm receipt of mail. SO once I get the info, I shall let you know. If its too expensive or they dont have it, I will pick it up from Cars equipment itself.
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I could see only this wheel for Octy on cars equipment website:
http://www.cars-equipment.com/www/en...ering-wheel-3/

Its the non VRS version but with silver stitching.
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I could see only this wheel for Octy on cars equipment website:
http://www.cars-equipment.com/www/en...ering-wheel-3/

Its the non VRS version but with silver stitching.

I prefer this. Non VRS. Round. And all black. Plus its cheaper.

http://www.cars-equipment.com/www/en...product_detail
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I prefer this. Non VRS. Round. And all black. Plus its cheaper.

http://www.cars-equipment.com/www/en...product_detail

No no no. It's too thin and too big! Have to get a super sports steering ala VRS model.
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No no no. It's too thin and too big! Have to get a super sports steering ala VRS model.
adi, the guys at Bath need details of the car, VIN number. Since my car is still due to arrive, you should contact them and ask them for the price and availability of the wheel.

The dealership is Platinum Skoda at Bath.

Email them.
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