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bzrse7en
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Min steering wheel size

Post by bzrse7en » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:27 pm

Hi
Is there a minimum size for a steering wheel?
My 23 looks like it needs a 12" - which I had on my old seven. The bloke a swift Automotive told me there was a 13" minimum diameter and a particular dish minimum, he was wrong the last time he quoted LVVTA law, so interested to find out.

Patrick

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Re: Min steering wheel size

Post by Super Seven » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:43 pm

I've got a 260mm Momo on mine (10 1/4") - it wasn't mentioned at all by the certifier as being a problem.

Mind you it is hard working at parking speed :-)

Mike

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Re: Min steering wheel size

Post by ibreadmore » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:57 pm

Chapter 7 - Steering systems

7.1.2 A steering wheel that is fitted to a low volume vehicle must be of a diameter that is:

a) not less than 245mm (10")

b) large enough in diameter to enable the vehicle to be safely steered, taking into consideration:

i) the weight of the vehicle and
ii) the number of turns required to turn the vehicle from lock to lock

Cheers Iain.
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Re: Min steering wheel size

Post by bzrse7en » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:28 am

Thanks Iain!

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