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Flat Bottom Steering wheels Pros and Cons - Your Opinions by Fiero Vampire
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Looking in to one of these flat bottom steering wheels, think may make more room getting in an out of the car but are there any other pros and cons to these steering wheels?
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The only con for some people is that they are usually a smaller diameter wheel which means a little more muscle to make the turns. Other than that, they look great and yes, you gain a little leg room.
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I don't remember ever driving a car with a flat-bottomed steering wheel, but I relate to the following analogy:

You know when you're carelessly walking down a flight of stairs, and you reach the landing while you were expecting another step lower down? It's startling...

It seems to me that I would expect a piece of steering wheel to grab, but then it would be missing when I reach for it; the flattening moving the rim away from the expected location.

 
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Other than that, they look great and yes, you gain a little leg room.


If you need the extra inch of clearance at the bottom of the wheel for your legs, wouldn't that mean that you could never turn the steering wheel left or right while driving?

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Originally posted by pmbrunelle:
If you need the extra inch of clearance at the bottom of the wheel for your legs, wouldn't that mean that you could never turn the steering wheel left or right while driving?



I should have clarified, for me it means more legroom to get in and out of the car.
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I ran this one for about 6 years and never had any issues. The smaller wheel does make it a little easier to block your view of the gauges.
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