Street and rally steering wheels: round or oval grip shape?

Elaphe

500RPM
Original poster
Aug 26, 2016
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What do you prefer?

A couple of visual examples of rims with oval and round grips:


 

Emery

2000RPM
Jun 6, 2009
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Round is easier to grip for smaller/average hands, but oval grips usually have better carvings for thumb rests because there is more meat in the wheel to carve. If you have large hands, the oval grips are probably best.

When it comes to real street cars, I've found my 2018 Ford Focus ST to have the absolute most comfortable grips. If you can find one (2013-2018 model), try it out.
 

Jack Straw

50RPM
May 27, 2015
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For sim racing I like either round or oval. I use a Momo wheel from the 1980's on my rig with a round rim.
For a real car I like the ovaloid with nice grip areas as Emery mentioned. My current car is a 2017 Golf R and the shape of the wheel has me spoiled.
 

Vranq

75RPM
Aug 13, 2017
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The rim must be thick enough even though. Shape doesn't matter for me.