Sticky #4: Pictures of Steering Wheels

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Originally posted by pantera chris:
new Momo

http://pantera.infopop.cc/eve/...191000166#7191000166

I'm surprised that Chris is the only one so far to show a D shaped steering wheel. I've had mine since 2001 and think it's the only way to go, and I'm only 5' 10" tall with normal length legs! I also like the contoured grip areas which make it very comfortable.

I got the hub and removable adapter from Panteras by Wilkinson. Not only is it a good theft deterrent but it also makes it really easy to work under the dash in the footwell area! I believe mine is 340 mm (about 13") but others may be available. My particular model is out of production but can be found on eBay. Chris' is in production. His is the Trek model, but others are available. Just google Momo D shaped steering wheel or flat bottomed in place of D. To restrict to what may be available now, click on tools and "Past year" or what ever. Try clicking on images too.

I don't know what hub Chris used, but the Trek wheel doesn't look like it would work with Wilkinson's removable adapter. You need one with a hole in the center and clear access to the standard mounting holes.

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One of the things I am noticing is that the LaCarra has more "dish" to it then the standard Momo's.

I sold my LaCarra without checking that so now I am just guessing at that number?

Looks like the LaCarra is about a 1 to a 1-1/2" deep dish and the Momo's maybe just a slight one at maybe 1/2".

That definitely is going to give the clearance for your right leg and serving the same purpose as the D wheel.

For you D guys, I did try a Momo D wheel and it didn't give me the clearance that I was looking for.

I'm thinking of trying various offset wheels, i.e., 2", 3" and seeing if the combination works better?
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Originally posted by over50:
My car came with a LeCarra steering wheel. It is 13 1/2" OD and has a 1 1/2" deep dish. It also has a bow away from the dash at the top. I don't have any leg clearance problems. It is very comfortable to drive with the top bow.


I don't understand what you mean by a "bow" in the wheel?
Do you mean the "dish"?
Can you post a picture?
It is hard to get a picture that shows. I looked at the LeCarra website but it isn't very good about details of the wheels they sell. This might be what they call a Mark 4 but I'm not sure. You will have to call LeCarra to find out what I actually have. The top of the wheel bows toward the driver about an inch.
I'll try to get more pictures or measurements if you want.
Norm

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I've been reading "customer reviews" of various steering wheels.

One thing that I noticed that comes up is "flimsy".

I'm not a novice to aftermarket steering wheels and have never come across this before so it has my attention.

Personally I can't even imagine how I personally could bend or twist these things up UNLESS they were in some kind of an accident where the wheel was subject to some kind of an impact?

Even the "Chinese" versions are made with a similar thickness to the aluminum frames.

The only thing that would vary would be the alloy involved?


I think I remember something about the wood rim wheels being involved in splintering in collisions where as the leather covered tend to bend and absorb the impacts.

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