Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby Horse » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:46 am

Saves owners having to stick a piece of tape on at TDC? ;)
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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby crr003 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:17 am

Horse wrote:Saves owners having to stick a piece of tape on at TDC? ;)

If you've got a Clio, they do it for you!
Picture of Clio interior

Apparently there's a real need, so much so that people do handy "how to...." articles (the comments are good though):
http://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mclar ... range.html

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby Horse » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:51 am

crr003 wrote: (the comments are good though):


Oh yes :lol:
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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby GTR1400MAN » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:43 pm

crr003 wrote:
Horse wrote:Saves owners having to stick a piece of tape on at TDC? ;)

If you've got a Clio, they do it for you!
Picture of Clio interior

It looks stylish doesn't it? :D To be honest on the road I've no use for it what so ever. Maybe it would be useful on track, but I doubt it as it has a reasonably quick steering ratio.

It does make it more obvious when you grab the opposite side of the wheel for a tight turn or slow manoeuvres. That may be a good or bad thing based on what side of the fence you sit on. :steering:
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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby crr003 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:08 pm

GTR1400MAN wrote:
crr003 wrote:
Horse wrote:Saves owners having to stick a piece of tape on at TDC? ;)

If you've got a Clio, they do it for you!
Picture of Clio interior

It looks stylish doesn't it? :D To be honest on the road I've no use for it what so ever. Maybe it would be useful on track, but I doubt it as it has a reasonably quick steering ratio.

It does make it more obvious when you grab the opposite side of the wheel for a tight turn or slow manoeuvres. That may be a good or bad thing based on what side of the fence you sit on. :steering:

Stylish?
https://goo.gl/images/Ei1PjQ
Now that's stylish. A wheel. To steer with. Minimalistic.

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby jont- » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:40 pm

crr003 wrote:Stylish?
https://goo.gl/images/Ei1PjQ
Now that's stylish. A wheel. To steer with. Minimalistic.

Nah, it's still got a gratuitous airbag. And you have to cope with being reminded you're driving a vauxhall all the time :P

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby superplum » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:13 pm

To assist texting? Has anybody else also got flat bits on the bottom of their tyres?
:help:

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby crr003 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:09 pm

jont- wrote:
crr003 wrote:Stylish?
https://goo.gl/images/Ei1PjQ
Now that's stylish. A wheel. To steer with. Minimalistic.

Nah, it's still got a gratuitous airbag. And you have to cope with being reminded you're driving a vauxhall all the time :P

oooohhhh, badge snobbery!
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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby angus » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:29 pm

crr003 wrote:
jont- wrote:
crr003 wrote:Stylish?
https://goo.gl/images/Ei1PjQ
Now that's stylish. A wheel. To steer with. Minimalistic.

Nah, it's still got a gratuitous airbag. And you have to cope with being reminded you're driving a vauxhall all the time :P

oooohhhh, badge snobbery!
A good car is a good car.


Agreed! But that's a Vauxhall

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby sussex2 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:11 pm

Horse wrote:Saves owners having to stick a piece of tape on at TDC? ;)


Many moons ago, when the earth was still flat, and I reached the legal age for driving I had lessons.
The instructor employed by my mother, a moonlighting policeman, had the three spoke steering wheel upside down with a spoke pointing to TDC.
I found it really annoying even as an, almost but not quite, ab inition driver.
The smell of stale beer and cigars I could cope with, but that damned steering wheel :)


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