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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: wood trim debate
Yer mass-production wooden steering wheels are more likely to be plastic than real wood these days.
You can't use wood on a wheel any more as when you have an accident, the metal rim bends and the wood splinters, possibly doing you like a vampire.
Modern safety legislation disctates that a nice "predictable" splinter-proof rim is where it's at. Boring, but there you go...
A pukka Nardi wooden rim costs £300.. the assembly process takes about 4 days and God-knows how much effort, to layer the grain so it bends if the wheel deforms. It can be done but not at 250,000 units a year.
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