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Old 24-01-18, 23:26
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Just for my own amusement can anyone think of a reason why, on safety grounds, you shouldn't be allowed to run a wheel which is FIA approved by banned by the MSA?
As long as you're paddleshift, 1 turn lock-to-lock, buttons on the wheel for secondary functions, etc, ie you don't ever have to take a hand off the wheel whilst moving, then no. If not ...
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Old 25-01-18, 07:28
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Manoeuvring in the paddock might require reaching over the gap but on the track there would be no reason to at all. I can't imagine the legal version with dash and thumb holes would be any safer in that regard.
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Old 25-01-18, 08:39
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Can't you argue that the car was homologated with that wheel on it?
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Old 25-01-18, 10:42
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Just for my own amusement can anyone think of a reason why, on safety grounds, you shouldn't be allowed to run a wheel which is FIA approved by banned by the MSA?
We have two styles of steering wheel that I think fall foul of the MSA rules, but are both FIA approved.
I need to speak to the MSA to see if they are allowed, or can be approved if not.


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Old 25-01-18, 11:21
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I have the lower one and used on an oms for a season a few years ago and only had one scrutineer questioned if it was legal, to which I said it was continuous so I thought it was ok and he seemed to agree.
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Old 25-01-18, 12:00
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I have the lower one and used on an oms for a season a few years ago and only had one scrutineer questioned if it was legal, to which I said it was continuous so I thought it was ok and he seemed to agree.
The top one is the newer version, but it would fall foul of the "No obtuse angles" wording I expect, even though it's continuous.
Better safe than sorry.
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Old 25-01-18, 17:27
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I don't see how either of them are dangerous or more legal than the sparco one



You could actually argue the grip on the Sparco is more continuous than the other two Alex has listed.
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Old 25-01-18, 20:46
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Tie/bond/weld a piece of welding wire across the top. Satisfies the rules, can't get your hand caught in the gap and can still see the dash. Sorted.
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Or maybe a small sheet of transparent plastic across the gap would solve all problems.
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Old 06-02-18, 15:08
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I wrote to the MSA (technical email) a while back asking the question of whether steering wheels such as the XAP / Cosworth / DTA etc are legal for use in speed sport.

After quite a wait, I received a response from Michael Duncan (Technical Manager, MSA) as follows;


"I cannot see an issue with any of these steering wheels, the intention of regulation J5.7.1 is to prevent "cow horn" style wheels that could cause injury in the event of an accident. Note however, that these steering wheel and others of a similar type should only be used in suitable vehicles, where the maximum input angle would be roughly 180 degrees.
Best Regards
Michael"


So should not be an issue in single seaters / sports racers in my opinion!
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