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Wheel Positions
Change Wheels

History-Suspension 1
History-Suspension 2
History-Suspension 3
History-Suspension 4
History-Suspension 5
History-Suspension 6
History-Suspension 7

Damper 1 - generally
Damper 2 - single-tube
Damper 3 - notch
Damper 4 - double-tube
Damper 5 - piston
Damper 6 - electronic
Damper 7 - Magnetic Ride
Damper 8 - test
Damper 9 - test
Damper 10 - repair
Damper 11 - history

Spring systems
Coil Spring 1
Coil Spring 2
Coil Spring 3
Leaf Spring
Torsion Bar Spring
Stabilizer 1
Stabilizer 2
Stabilizer 3
Rubber Suspension
Hydropn. Suspension
Air Suspension 1
Air Suspension 2
Electr. Air Suspension
Air suspension truck

Steer. Wheel 1 - generally
Steer. Wheel 2 - buttons
Steer. Wheel 3 - lock
Steer. Wheel 4 - history

Steering 1 - generally
Steering 2 - city mode
Steering 3 - track rod
Steering 4 Rack Pinion
Steering 5 - ratio
Steering 6 - var. ratio
Steering 7 - by wire
Steering 8 - ball
Steering 9 - worm roller
Steering 10 - hydraulic
Steering 11 - hydraulic
Steering 12 - pump
Steering 13 - torque
Steering 14 - electric
Steering 15 - electric
Steering 16 - safety
Steering 17 - history
Four Wheel Steering 1
Four Wheel Steering 2
Four Wheel Steering 3
Self steering axle
Track rod joint

Wheel Bearing 1
Wheel Bearing 2
Wheel Bearing 3
Wheel Bearing 4
Sensor 1 - generally
Sensor 2 - generally
Sensor 3 - inductive
Center of Gravity
Oblique/lateral drift angle
Electr. Stab. Program
ABS/ESP-Hydr. Unit

Rigid Axle 1
Rigid Axle 2
Rigid Axle 3
Rigid Axle 4
Rigid Axle 5

DeDion Axle 1
DeDion Axle 2

Undercarriage 1
Undercarriage 2
Below View
Double-wishbone 1
Double-wishbone 2
Double-wishbone 3
McPherson Strut 1
McPherson Strut 2
McPherson Strut 3
McPherson Strut 4
Transversal Axis
Dry Joint
Suspension Carrier
Trailing Arm
Twist-beam Rear Axle
Space Arms
Multilink Axle
Semi-trailing Arm Axle
Rear-wheel Drive
Adj. suspension
Pend. Wheel Suspen.
Torson Crank Suspen.
Formula-3 Racing Car
One-arm Swing. Fork
Suspension control 1
Elk Test

Tyre Calculation
Inch -> mm
Axle Load Distrib.
Payload Distrib.
Roller Resistance 2

Wheel suspension 1
Wheel suspension 2
Suspension 3
Suspension 4
Suspension 5
Suspension 6
Suspension 7
Suspension 8
Suspension 9
Suspension 10
Suspension 11
Suspension 12
Suspension 13
Suspension 14
Wheels 1
Wheels 2
Wheels 3
Wheels 4
Wheels 5
Wheels 6
Wheels 7
Wheels 8
Wheels 9
Wheels 10
Wheels 11
Wheels 12
Wheels 13
Suspension 1
Suspension 2
Suspension 3
Carriage 4
Suspension 5
Steering 1
Steering 2
Steering 3
Steering 4

  Steering Wheel

History of Mercedes steering wheels

Never sit too close to the steering wheel

One often sees people sitting wrongly in their cars, above all, too close to the steering wheel. The correct distance is given when the hands are placed several centimetres apart, to the right and left of the center of the steering wheel upper rim, and with the lower shoulder blades just touching the back-rest. With today's versatile, adjustable steering wheels, finding the right position should be no problem. Remember, by moving further forwards, the risk of injuries in a front impact collision, and through the releasing of the air bag, is higher. In this case, the seat-belt tensioners won't be much help either.

The steering wheel, a danger for the passive security

The steering wheel can definitely become dangerous. For this reason, and because of the better grip, one has moved away from using hard plastic or wood, nowadays, almost exclusively rubber casings are used. Thus, e.g., the first legal safety regulation of the EU, concerned the precautions to be taken to prevent the steering wheel penetrating the interior in the case of an accident. Nowadays there are any number of installations in the steering column.

Very sensitive, it can be tested by almost everybody

No longer completely correct, is that the steering wheel diameter is dependent on the weight and size of the vehicle. In the meantime, power steering is doing a good job here. This shows, just how much the demand for a good steering has increased. It should be sensitive, but not skittish. Through it, the driver, at least in Europe, wants to feel the characteristics of the road surface. It should return to the center position without any problems. Unwanted influences should be filtered out automatically.

The steering wheel, the feeling of being personally in control

Perhaps the steering wheel is one of the last operational organs with fairly direct, and for the most part still, mechanical influence on the vehicle handling. This will not be taken out of the driver's hands that quickly because then he will finally notice that normal driving, e.g., in city traffic has very little to do with freedom and adventure. Corrections, ok, but steering must be left in the hands of the driver, that's the motto of the manufacturers. Not without reason, that the golden steering wheel still remains one of the most important awards bestowed on motor-cars.

Casting, PU-foam, decoration und trademark

The frame (see figure 1) is cast, as a rule, from aluminium, sometimes also with magnesium added. Then the casing with PU foam follows. In top of the range vehicles, a higher amount of effort can be made. In this class there are, e.g. partially wooden inserts (decoration coverings). Also conceivable is shining, polished metal or a metal coating which would be less dangerous in the event of an accident. Finally, (see figure 3) the robot mounts the buttons, and in the center, the brand emblem. 08/12