Photo: Suzuki Concept Car Steering Wheel.

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Photo: Suzuki Concept Car Steering Wheel.

Post by Stargazer » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:37 pm

Found an interesting photo of a Suzuki concept car steering wheel.

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The photo is from the 2005 Dallas Auto Show.

http://www.nbc5i.com/slideshows/index.html

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Post by TashaKnight » Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:08 pm

Oh SWEEEEEEEET

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Post by HondaSiR » Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:32 pm

Nice steering wheel, although it looks like its not designed to be turned around...but only to be banked left and right.

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Post by CB2001 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:43 pm

Actually, there was a engineering (or some art) college that has a course in automotive modification (ala streetracers) and a class took their instructor's car and turned it into a single seater vehicle that has a steering wheel that looks more like a rounded version of the above picture. I can't remember the name of the show I saw it on, but it was one Spike TV I think.
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Post by kittfan69 » Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:19 pm

Also, keep in mind that usually when a steering wheel of this type is installed and meant to be functional and used on a daily basis, that a "granny" gear box usually accompanies it. That way the turning radius of the wheel is reduced by around 1/3 compared to the actual turning of the car staying the same. (To turn the steering wheel 1/4 revolution in either direction fully turns the tires in the desired direction). It does take some getting used to! :D :wink:

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