Steering Wheel Properties

hayashi

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sorry in advance, these may seem like a stupid questions, but:

Are there any benefits/disadvantages to deep cone/corn steering wheels compared to standard wheels? (besides the obvious one of positioning the wheel further back/using a shorter hub) Or are they just for looks?

What wheel diameter should you use on 86's? Does it matter? I know a larger diameter would technically decrease the steering effort especially on manual racks. But do short diameter wheels have their own benefits?

I'm looking at getting a Nardi Sports Classic, but not sure which size or type to get.
 

hayashi

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TruenoCoupe said:
The smaller diameter wheel's get pretty annoying when you can't see the top half of your gauges.
LOL i never thought of that.


Youngy said:
* flat bottomed wheels in a street car are pointless from lock to lock
Yea, I've never understood why you'd want to use that kind of wheel in any car.


Richard said:
i regret not going deep corn, i have to adjust the seat for exteme driving fun
Sounds like deep corn's the way to go.


Thanks for your help guys.
 

sootie

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flat bottom ones make it easier to get in and out of your car (assuming you park with the wheels straight) depending on how your car is setup this can be an issue, my old skyline had one but that was cause it was cheap, made it a bit eaiser though but in an 86 there is heaps of room under the wheel anyway.