Steering Wheel Position

(Aaron Hachmeister) #1

So, I hopped into a friend’s kart last Sunday as he’s trying to convince me to buy it. One of the things I noticed while driving is that he sets his steering wheel at a very vertical angle. It made the kart seem weirder to drive as mine is at a much larger angle (angled flatter). Is there any benefit to running the wheel vertical or is it all driver preference?

(TJ Koyen) #2

Driver preference. Most of our drivers including myself, run the 20 degree wedge. I’ve found it makes a little more comfortable on my wrists and helps me keep my arms stronger against the wheel with the more straight/direct connection.

(Eric Gunderson) #3

The extreme rake/vertical rake is becoming more popular. I grew up driving a flat steering wheel or with only a slight wedge, so it still feels strange to me. But TJ is right, it does make it physically easier to drive.