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Steering Wheel Size

Postby collie » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:57 am

I've been browsing Binbay recently and seen I can get a nice steering wheel for next to nothing!
Quandry I have is wheel size...
I'm looking at Classic styled Mountney wheels, but some are 12" and some are 13".
What size are you guys using and are there any pro/cons to a smaller/larger wheel?
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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby Phaeton » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:22 am

Seem to think  I use an 11" wheel, advantages are more leg room to get in, disadvantage heavier steering.

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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby jason_l » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:33 pm

As Alan has said, more legroom with a smaller wheel but not good for high speeds.

Larger wheel is more stable at high speeds but less leg room.

I picked up a beat of a wheel from Halfrauds, brand new £20 as the box looked tatty! Don't know the actual size of my wheel but its not big  ::)
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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby collie » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:33 pm

jason_l wrote:As Alan has said, more legroom with a smaller wheel but not good for high speeds.

Larger wheel is more stable at high speeds but less leg room.

I picked up a beat of a wheel from Halfrauds, brand new £20 as the box looked tatty! Don't know the actual size of my wheel but its not big  ::)

I don't actually know if my buggy will pass IVA since I know I'm aiming post April 2010, so high speeds might not even be a problem, never mind low!
I'm watching a bunch of wheels, 12", with one being 11". Looking to pay out maximum of £20 incl. boss. Wish me luck.
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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby Phaeton » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:15 pm

Don't forget you'll need a collapsible boss, not just a normal one, but we could always swap for the test.

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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby hmalan » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:18 pm

I have a Classic Mountney in the garage.

If you don't get what you are bidding on let me know

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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby collie » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:07 am

Phaeton wrote:Don't forget you'll need a collapsible boss, not just a normal one, but we could always swap for the test.

Alan...

hmalan wrote:I have a Classic Mountney in the garage.

If you don't get what you are bidding on let me know

Alan

Gents, will let you know how I get on, thanks!
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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby Paul » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:44 pm

For anyone looking for an answer to a compatible steering wheel for the IVA i found a neat solution for my SVA test. A mazda MX5 has a momo steering wheel with a removable padded centre. The bolt pattern is the same as the mountney boss allowing you to fit the collapsable boss on your column with a type approved padded wheel which should satisfy the examiner. You probably don't want to keep the wheel in the long run because it is about 14" making getting in and out difficult but what you do after the test is of course up to you. The wheels go on evil bay for about £10-£15 so could make a cheap easy fix. :)
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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby collie » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:10 pm

Managed to get a nice 12", £20.  :P
I'll no doubt be making a nice IVA pad to spoil the look!  :-[
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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby Phaeton » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:57 pm

All I did with mine was chamfer the ali to make sure it had 2.5mmish edges didn't cover anything up.

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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby collie » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:39 pm

Phaeton wrote:All I did with mine was chamfer the ali to make sure it had 2.5mmish edges didn't cover anything up.

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Thanks Alan, I just need permission from SWMBO to go potter in the garage when I am back in Blighty.
I still need to find or borrow a collapsible boss though I guess.  :-\
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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby jason_l » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:25 pm

collie wrote:
Phaeton wrote:All I did with mine was chamfer the ali to make sure it had 2.5mmish edges didn't cover anything up.

Alan...


Thanks Alan, I just need permission from SWMBO to go potter in the garage when I am back in Blighty.
I still need to find or borrow a collapsible boss though I guess.  :-\


Second mine passes IVA i will be removing my boss Collie for a removable version, only problem is i think your going for roughly the same time IVA as me???
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Re: Steering Wheel Size

Postby collie » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:49 am

jason_l wrote:
collie wrote:
Phaeton wrote:All I did with mine was chamfer the ali to make sure it had 2.5mmish edges didn't cover anything up.

Alan...


Thanks Alan, I just need permission from SWMBO to go potter in the garage when I am back in Blighty.
I still need to find or borrow a collapsible boss though I guess.  :-\


Second mine passes IVA i will be removing my boss Collie for a removable version, only problem is i think your going for roughly the same time IVA as me???

Well, if you're not using it, I will gladly borrow/buy it! I am likely not to finish anywhere near April, at the rate I am building it could be April 2011, I have a million and one things to do in preparation for the arrival of a VIP!
Not to mention build the IKEA furniture which will no doubt not be an easy or short task!  :D
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