New Steering Wheel UPGRADE for My SLS Black Series!

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Πριν μήνα

This is an upgrade I always intended to do for my SLS AMG Black Series, a new steering wheel from Carbontastic! Replacing the original dated wheel comes the latest style with a bespoke spec to match my car as the last pre-planned modification to the Shmeemobile.
My SLS BS has seen a host of changes, from the paintwork going Mystic Blue at Chartwell, and the wheels being made silver by KerbSafe, to the RENNtech R1 package upgrades too, but a change to a more modern AMG steering wheel was always on the cards. In fact, I planned to do this with Carbontastic right back earlier this year before everything had to be put on pause considering what was going on.
The steering wheel from Carbontastic is based on the same style as that from the AMG GT R facelift, and carries a spec to perfectly match the rest of the interior. It's finished with black Alcantara, a red leather 12'o'clock stripe at the top, the spokes are gloss carbon fibre with gloss black control panels and a red Shmee150 logo at the bottom, and it also features extended carbon shift paddles on the back too.
You might be wondering about the controls and electronics, and this is exactly where we have run into a stumbling block. In theory everything is backwards compatible and it should be possible to use all functionality that the car had prior. However, given the nature of creating a product to backdate like this, the first try with the ecu for the wheel does not allow the paddles to function, only the menu controls like media and trip information. Carbontastic are now working on a replacement unit and hopefully that can go in before long.
To carry out the work, I have returned with the car to my trusty friends at RENNtech Europe, with whom it's always in great hands. I had actually intended very soon to drive the car back to the UK, but given there are a few other things to be done to it, that will be pushed back for now. Simultaneously it also now finally has the missing door seal installed, a part that proved excruciatingly difficult to get a hold of!
If you'd like to find out more about Carbontastic, check them out here: carbontastic
Thanks for watching, Tim

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Shmee150 Πριν μήνα
My SLS Black Series finally has a new steering wheel upgrade to replace the original dated one! The bespoke Carbontastic wheel will directly replace the original, and has a spec to fully match the car's interior. There's a hiccup along the way... but it certainly looks the part!
JIG SAW Πριν μήνα
Check out the Brixton Forged wheels for the SLS.
Brian Gray
Brian Gray Πριν μήνα
You gotta get that cruise control bit sorted, too.
Christian Black
Christian Black Πριν μήνα
Shmee, if the newer steering wheel was never available on the SLS, then the airbag you’ve fitted will probably not be tuned in volume, inflator output or vent hole size for that car which will increase your risk in the event you are involved in a frontal impact. Maybe you already know this, but I thought worth pointing out just in case.
Mike Huynh
Mike Huynh Πριν μήνα
Tim, why didn't you just ask the guys from Control Customs UK?
Unintended Consequences
Unintended Consequences Πριν μήνα
@soulademics That was the watch that starts his SLS. He had a video on it a while back.
The1andonlymuffinman Πριν 11 ημέρες
I love the new wheel, but I feel like the rest of the interior is too basic (in a good way,) and there is just so much going on with the interior and it doesn’t work. Might want to reorder one as the quality of the wheel is not... great. Love it, though, and I love the car. Keep up the good work, cya!
BraZicK official
BraZicK official Πριν 12 ημέρες
U have watch on ur senturion!? Can u show ur collection at some point?) or just that piece 😍
Ary Adler
Ary Adler Πριν 12 ημέρες
I actually don't agree to this. The new steering is great but it suits the newer gen interior. You should keep it as original as it should. You don't see other car collector did to their' you? Might as well go to mansory & go havoc at exterior as well. This SLS black series is a collector item.
Armaan Sandhu
Armaan Sandhu Πριν 21 ημέρα
Please don’t change the wheel or if you want to please get rid of the red stitching on the airbag module
Chris Wiggins
Chris Wiggins Πριν 21 ημέρα
7 years old.... vintage
Killing Machine
Killing Machine Πριν 22 ημέρες
Hi guys im Shmee!
653477 Πριν 23 ημέρες
Another one of Tims tasteless changes on exotic cars.
Douglas J. Walker
Douglas J. Walker Πριν 24 ημέρες
When you do a replacement, what happens to the older parts?
Sam Meester
Sam Meester Πριν 26 ημέρες
Looks great, but that stitching man.....
Speed & Torque 101
Speed & Torque 101 Πριν 26 ημέρες
i would paint the break calipers red to match the interior shmee
pancho8334 Πριν 28 ημέρες
WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!!! Keep the oem one!
TheChinois78 Πριν μήνα
steering wheel looks very very cheap...
vancinho plays
vancinho plays Πριν μήνα
💣💣💣💥💥🤯🤯🤯carbontastic steering wheel
Octane Parker
Octane Parker Πριν μήνα
Change your intro.
Scope Πριν μήνα
it’s just not my cup of tea if your gonna have a black series, you have to keep it complete factory! it’s like ur putting a stone island on david attenborough. it just doesn’t work, this is soooo not you...
Chrissix Πριν μήνα
The C63 Black Series steering wheel wouldve fit so much better cuz it fits the era of the car.
Manny MtZ
Manny MtZ Πριν μήνα
I love the new steering wheel old one looks outdated
mpgxsvcd Πριν μήνα
5:34 The circular stitching looks way off. The two circles aren’t concentric at all. The wheel looks really bad and it doesn’t work. I would send it back and leave the stock wheel on it. Don’t try to fix what isn’t broken.
kevy8888 Πριν μήνα
Does your SLS have Apple CarPlay? Is this an upgrade you will do?
William Robinson
William Robinson Πριν μήνα
Wheel looks cheap. Stick with current wheel which reflects the character of the car
Alex Ortner
Alex Ortner Πριν μήνα
I changed the steering wheel in my SLS and the same thing happened the paddles would no longer shift. I used a wheel from the same year car and the original airbag electronics. So when you get your answer it would help me greatly if you let me know the solution.
Staiv Boss
Staiv Boss Πριν μήνα
Please respray the wheels in black it will look much more aggressive
Seba Πριν μήνα
That steering wheel looks off. Bad laquer, moulding, stiching. It all looks like a chinese replica. Keep it original and lo key, so much more character.
Ben Jammin
Ben Jammin Πριν μήνα
wonky stitching in the middle and the text isnt straight...tacky
Mark Keen
Mark Keen Πριν μήνα
Tim given how rubbish it is now going to be in the U.K. I envy you being over there in Germany. I guess you won’t be coming back to U.K. anytime soon.
Mike James
Mike James Πριν μήνα
That steering wheel looks so tacky, the focus replacement looks so much better!
Mariner66 Cowboy
Mariner66 Cowboy Πριν μήνα
That's an epic steering wheel! Hope it gets sorted
Speircam Ireland
Speircam Ireland Πριν μήνα
Stitching on airbag bit off.especially below the second A
Chilleee Πριν μήνα
Your year seems to be going better than most of us........
Steven Klaassens
Steven Klaassens Πριν μήνα
looks pretty cheap actually...
CiganoBoxer Πριν μήνα
Not being funny I wouldn’t have the steering wheel fitted if none of the important control buttons/paddles were going to be used and just be dormant on the wheel . Obviously not the correct steering wheel for the car, stupid stupid imho.
Farhaan Neetoo
Farhaan Neetoo Πριν μήνα
Why, like just why?
Ramiro Nava
Ramiro Nava Πριν μήνα
The only part that bugs me is the horn logos like do you really need two
Jay Πριν 27 ημέρες
They look wonky too
Ek Seng Ng
Ek Seng Ng Πριν μήνα
600 euro for a car cam
Flipflop432 Πριν μήνα
Did he order that from Wish...? Looks terrible.
Antony Lee Mulvey
Antony Lee Mulvey Πριν μήνα
Nearly 2k for a steering wheel tho 😬 ouch
Nick Harvie
Nick Harvie Πριν μήνα
Sorry Tim, but that watch is all kinds of wrong. :(
StiKz Πριν μήνα
Its crazy how much better the steering wheel makes the car...the car could be of 2019 or something, while the steering wheel looks like 2003
Star LP
Star LP Πριν μήνα
Looks so nice 👍👍 also with the red stiching, matches the seatbelts
faisal alsulaiti
faisal alsulaiti Πριν μήνα
shmee what are you doing this car is a collectible you know that more than me the color it first and i was like suuuure its his taste but your removing the actual iconic steering wheel?
pebblehill80 Πριν μήνα
I think that carbon was laid by a blind man, its shockingly bad I could not stop looking at it
Evan H
Evan H Πριν μήνα
Shmeeering Wheel smashes over Shmeees Head
Ferno.X Πριν μήνα
My favorite car all time ❤️😭
Watermelon XD
Watermelon XD Πριν μήνα
1:13 I can’t see any part of the door am I blind
Watermelon XD
Watermelon XD Πριν μήνα
I see now
Marc Wheels
Marc Wheels Πριν μήνα
Gotta be honest, this new steering wheel just doesn’t fit the car. Sometimes the dated look is the look to go for, specially on these modern classics. The design looks good on a new C63 or AMG GT but certainly not in an SLS, it’s like putting an M steering wheel from a modern M3 to an E46, it just looks out of place. No hate but that’s just my take on the theme.
Nano Vlc
Nano Vlc Πριν μήνα
Nice steering wheel which no button works...
Sylvan Despres
Sylvan Despres Πριν μήνα
so practically,no electronics on the new steering wheel is in working order.!!!??? wheew.the carbon pallets looked so awesome.a shame it won't work....also,where are the missing 80 ponies ,did you found what the problem is ?
The Porsche club Uk
The Porsche club Uk Πριν μήνα
Have to agree with a lot of people on here Tim the first thing my eye was drawn to was the terrible red stitching on the air bag in this case less is deffo more. Keep up the good work but change the air bag to a plain one 👍👍👍👍👍
Jonislol Πριν μήνα
Can the center console be updated to match the wheel? Would look great
Goss Automotive
Goss Automotive Πριν μήνα
If I were you I'd probably update the whole interior to look new because right now thensteering wheel looks a bit odd
Jack O'Mahony
Jack O'Mahony Πριν μήνα
prefer the old one
Mikk Aasmaa
Mikk Aasmaa Πριν μήνα
I don't think this steering wheel fits with the interior. I would choose an original GTR steering wheel
paszczar Πριν μήνα
Shmee, have you meet Robert Kubica. I think he was there at the same time.
Temidayo Sigbeku
Temidayo Sigbeku Πριν μήνα
I love the SLS but the colour is dull, compared to the Senna.
Bozjidar M
Bozjidar M Πριν μήνα
God damn terrible stitching 🤮
Tim Pullen
Tim Pullen Πριν μήνα
Looks loads nicer than the original wheel but id personally ditch the red circle stitching around the airbag
Henrik Thøfner
Henrik Thøfner Πριν μήνα
All Mercedes used to have a bonnet that would open to 90°\|
EPX Empty Pockets Xotics
EPX Empty Pockets Xotics Πριν μήνα
I liked this video solely because you got a wheel from Carbontastic! Eric is an amazing guy and makes AMAZING products.
ryan vaughan
ryan vaughan Πριν μήνα
Well good on Tim, not what id do but each to there own, I would have re trimmed orignal wheel keeping it age period
MajorLeon43 Πριν μήνα
Looks tacky, I really dislike it but its your car so your decision
Web crawler
Web crawler Πριν μήνα
The SLS is sooooo beautiful 😍 one of my all time favourites
Ricky Henderson
Ricky Henderson Πριν μήνα
New steering wheel looks fantastic! Love matching the interior with the materials, really looks like it could of been there from factory that way.
B A Πριν μήνα
That is a real cheap looking mod. original is way better!!
Ali Saghir
Ali Saghir Πριν μήνα
I think you should make a giveaway for the old steering wheel
Alex Hunter
Alex Hunter Πριν μήνα
Love how you actually use cars like this, cannot wait to see it one day
Joshie Woshie YT Gaming
Joshie Woshie YT Gaming Πριν μήνα
You should buy another BMW to join your M8 maybe a M4 GTS
Afdal Asadullah
Afdal Asadullah Πριν μήνα
Dominik 63
Dominik 63 Πριν μήνα
It's your car of course but in my opinion you destroyed the looks of the car with the silver wheels and now with the steering wheel but I love the Mystic Blue colour
Callum Πριν μήνα
You can get the modern infotainment screen for older Mercedes's.
Alex Oliver
Alex Oliver Πριν μήνα
Sorry I’m not a fan.
George Migeod
George Migeod Πριν μήνα
Really? 14 minutes of drivel about changing a plastic steering wheel for a more expensive plastic steering wheel? If anyone needed this degree of drivel then the video could have been 32 seconds long and no longer. No one can get excited about an overpriced plastic steering wheel!
Guido Pisaneschi
Guido Pisaneschi Πριν μήνα
You will have the new steering wheel in the new black series, why change an original part of an exclusive car. I don’t think the new steering wheel belongs to the older black series
BadgerVito Πριν μήνα
Looks nice, though alcantara gets awfully gummed up on a steering wheel. I imagine this wheel cost more than the value of the first three cars I owned, combined.
Death Boy
Death Boy Πριν μήνα
I stopped my job thanks to, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*
Jake Πριν μήνα
The silver made it tasteful and classy, the wheels shouts tacky.
art0413 Πριν μήνα
Wouldn’t change the wheel. To little benefits to skip the original look.
Poperon Πριν μήνα
That red stitching on the airbag should vanish, it's ruining the steering wheel.
Virak Chhang
Virak Chhang Πριν μήνα
Y'all may not like the red stitching but he is making this car for HIMSELF! Everyone is welcome to do as they please to their own cars to fit their own tastes.
MÛŠÏÇ Plus Πριν μήνα
The radio controls are the worst on these generations of MB cars its plasticky and crappy and bad looking
Christie Lombard
Christie Lombard Πριν μήνα
Shmeewheel !!!
Jor Cap
Jor Cap Πριν μήνα
The steering wheel red stitching is Shmee1,50 instead of Shmee150
Jack Nicholl
Jack Nicholl Πριν μήνα
That is a cool steering wheel, do you think you'll update the infotainment stuff?
Filip Biesemans
Filip Biesemans Πριν μήνα
Nothing but respect for the mods. Colour is stunning. Silver wheels not really my thing as it makes the car all most too elegant for the brute that it is. But the steering wheel is just overkill. Looks off next to the date centre console. Just buy another oem steering wheel is this one is worn out but the high tech steering wheel next to the dated centre console and stalks looks really wrong
Peter Buckley
Peter Buckley Πριν μήνα
Fix one problem, only for another to happen.
Rishard Tan
Rishard Tan Πριν μήνα
Im guys, hi shmee
Stephen C
Stephen C Πριν μήνα
The bad news is... AD
Tague O'Callaghan
Tague O'Callaghan Πριν μήνα
nice idea but the carbon looks cheap and not straight. plus the circle around the badge is not even.
metalmaster76 Πριν μήνα
shmee gonna be honest man, this wheel aint right. It just doesn't look good. Personally for such a collectable you should have kept it factory. The carbon and alcantara wheel is too overkill, and looks a bit tacky/boy racery. Just gives me modified car instragram influencer vibe. this just my point of view IF you went the generation wheel before this one, i reckon it could work pretty good tbh
S WB Πριν μήνα
The wheel is not very nice, too busy. Less is more. Keep the original wheel.
Reynaldo Santiago
Reynaldo Santiago Πριν μήνα
Steering wheel are perfect and its so nice..great job..
M Dzaky Abidzard
M Dzaky Abidzard Πριν μήνα
I hope someday you retrim the interior to tan colors 😍
Hans Olsen
Hans Olsen Πριν μήνα
its not straight the airbag sign on the steering wheel
mike herbert
mike herbert Πριν μήνα
This guy needs to get himself a life worried about a steering wheel when there is so much more to concern himself with the coved
Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson Πριν μήνα
Wow, I bet you’re great fun to be around.
anasmak11 Πριν μήνα
Silver wheels + tacky steering wheel = Car Ruined..
Marvin Engelen
Marvin Engelen Πριν μήνα
steering wheel is not my cup of tea. but you should do whatever your own taste is! you seem to do that all the time, so you get my respect for that. make a car how you like it to be. that way you can enjoy it to the max. always a pleasure to wach the video’s!
Stamp Gaming
Stamp Gaming Πριν μήνα
Looks like en ebay wheel.. original was much nicer.
mohamed shatat
mohamed shatat Πριν μήνα
Why didn’t get the blue stitches?
CarSpyMedia Πριν μήνα
That was the new Hyundai Elantra N prototype driving through the industrial area.
Julian Πριν μήνα
I liked it the way it came out of the factory. I just prefer it when everything is Original. But anyways the steering wheel itself looks nicely made with the carbon and stitching
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