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#76 Pitmonster

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:39 PM

Fair cop - surely you can see the light strip on the front of the dial though and know that feet is 6 o'clock etc???


Also bud - not sure if you seen the updated link but these are £12 new delivered so think you might struggle getting £20 for them.

I can see the light on the dial, and the dot that marks the position is very clear, but it's the symbols around the knob I can't see properly. There are 6 symbols on there and I can see 3 of them clearly, one of them I can just about half see, and two are completely hidden.

I'm awkward enough that I don't want to be guessing where to turn the knob to get what I want, or to have to calculate that if that symbol is there then the one next to it that I can't see must be X and then one next to that must be Y etc.

I'm also terrible at remembering things like that, I struggle to remember names at the best of times and even if I've been somewhere a dozen times I still need the sat nav to find it. Just the way my mind works (or doesn't work) I guess.

Price now dropped to £12 to reflect market forces...

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:41 AM

LOL - Not sure i'll have that issues as my air flow is 99% of the time directed to the windscreen (12 oclock)

Noticed this last night after posting that these dials for £12 delivered are very slightly different - nothing major - just the indent on the front of the dial is different (according to the pic's anyway) - still made from al etc and apart from that detail they look and sound the same. Just thought i would mention that.

You should of made a hooha about you being able to post alot quicker and purchaser would receive dials before the ones from china and charge a extra quid for this ;) (although you might need to chuck in a few PGtips tea bags as well :lol: )

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:03 PM

Yeah I thought about mentioning quicker postage as a selling point, but with the Christmas postal rush, plus me being away for a week visiting relatives, I didn't want to promise something that I couldn't deliver - it wouldn't be fair to the buyer.

Maybe I should chuck in some tinsel or a bad joke from a cracker...

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:37 PM

:) Picture of mine Fitted
Cheers Lenny for the Guide
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:02 PM

WOW!!! These have arrived from China already!!!!

Thats 7 days from date I placed order!!

So for info - these are the same as in the first post - have the same indentation as them - NOT the worse looking smaller indent as shown on the Ebay sellers pics - BONUS!!!

Will post up before and after shots if i remember!!

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:54 PM

wooohoooo that confirms it!!! cheers baz... i got a letter in the post today 'sorry you wernt in' from royal mail....
i was thinking the only parcel I'm expecting that wont fit through the letter box is these custom knobs but thought it was far too early to receive them as it was estimated mid-January!! cant wait to pick them up now lol

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:48 PM

Right decided to stick these in earlier - here is before and after pics (will add a night shot later)

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:27 PM

Did the conversion myself a month back, it looks really smart and makes a big difference.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:07 PM

These look sooooooo much better, well done folks. :D

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:25 AM

think I'll get these, they look brilliant. Thanks Lenny for the guide!

The issue about not seeing the directional indications could be annoying but I'd try remember what is where.

More importantly, has anyone got the aluminum steering wheel inserts or whatever they are? My Lx doesn't have them and I'd love them but only if they were done right and I wouldn't be catching them or they were obviously raised.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:34 PM

think I'll get these, they look brilliant. Thanks Lenny for the guide!

The issue about not seeing the directional indications could be annoying but I'd try remember what is where.

More importantly, has anyone got the aluminum steering wheel inserts or whatever they are? My Lx doesn't have them and I'd love them but only if they were done right and I wouldn't be catching them or they were obviously raised.

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You can have mine if you like, drop me a line

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

Received mine today albeit from a different seller. Blimey the factory fit ones are tight on aren't they???

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

Looks great Paul .

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

They are a bit snug, i know it's recommended by some sellers to pull out with pliers but i got a better result by levering them out with a screwdriver lined up with the fat end of the grip.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

Mine were very tight to get out and even covered in a rag i still managed to damage one slightly , but they won't be going back in so no loss there :)

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