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Re: Tilt wheel, Audi style ..

>Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 21:26:12 -0500
>From: "Fred Munro" <munrof@isys.ca>
>Subject: Re: Tilt wheel, Audi style ..
>    I always assumed it was skewed to get the wheel in front of the driver
>and the other end of the column connected to the steering rack... :o)
>However, the huge slab of cast alloy bespeaks a safety feature. Perhaps in a
>collision, the steering column skews to one side instead of coming straight
>back at the driver? This may be Audi's version of the collapsible steering
>columns in the Detroit iron of the '70's.
>    Just a few idle thoughts - I haven't taken a good look at the mounting
>system or the column....
>Fred Munro
>'91 200q  270 k km

I agree with Fred about the safety intent of this angled wheel arrangement.
I seem to recall that this was a safety feature that Saab advertised the
late '60s or early '70s.

Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q				mailto:pjrose@servtech.com
'89 100