Lotus Elan

steering wheel size..

PostPost by: rocket » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:32 pm

Thinking of changing my steering for a leather rim,my current wooden is 15 inch but id like to go down an inch or maybe 2...any comments?

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PostPost by: Foxie » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:07 am

Hi Ian,

I've just changed my Mountney 13" leather for a Demon Tweeks supplied Mountney 15" leather. The original 15" Lotus wheel rim was uncomfortably narrow. The 13" was too insensitive and tiring at high speeds, especially on all-day continental motorway runs :shock:

The 15" is really nice, and I can also now rest my elbows on the console and door arm rest whilst keeping a comfortable hold of the wheel :D
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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:15 am

... When too small , you need extras ...
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PostPost by: peterako » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:42 am

Sean Murray wrote:Hi Ian,

I've just changed my Mountney 13" leather for a Demon Tweeks supplied Mountney 15" leather. The original 15" Lotus wheel rim was uncomfortably narrow. The 13" was too insensitive and tiring at high speeds, especially on all-day continental motorway runs :shock:

The 15" is really nice, and I can also now rest my elbows on the console and door arm rest whilst keeping a comfortable hold of the wheel :D



Interesting Sean!

As you know my Motalita is 13 (odd). Previously I had a Mountney (12). Since changing my steering rack, removing all play, my steering is super sensitive especially tiring on motorways :)

So...maybe I sould look out for a 15" wheel....

Had another +2 on the recent run up here. Missed Foxie. Real Elan roads :)

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