Choosing a Race Steering Wheel

Race Steering Wheel

MSW is an official dealer for MPI steering wheels.  MPI offers a wide selection of wheels for numerous racing applications.

MSW’s focus is road racing, so we carry wheels for that racing discipline, which carries over to track days, drifting, and autocross.

MPI

Grip Material: Most MPI wheels are offered in both black suede leather or MPI HG Grip.  This High Grip is a synthetic rubber-like material with additional patterning embossed into it for even greater grip.  While we typically stock suede wheels, we can order the HG grip on request, just give us a call or email.

Mounting: All of the wheels (unless specifically noted) that MSW carry have the standard 70mm PCD x 6 bolt pattern, utilizing countersunk M5 hardware.

This is an industry standard size mounting pattern and is compatible with most adapters.  MSW carries several hub adapters and quick releases that work with these wheels.

GT Style Steering Wheels

The most commonly found style wheel in road racing and track-day applications.  Great ergonomics with molded grip locations and three spoke designs with a flat profile.

Wheels listed from largest diameter to smallest.

MPI F-14-C

One of our most popular wheels.  Smaller than your average OE wheel, but not exceptionally small.  Features an oval grip shape. Orange marker to note center, with orange stitching.

Measurements
Diameter – 13.75 inches (350mm)
Weight – 1.25 lbs (0.57kg)
Dish depth – 1.25 inches (32mm)

MPI F-14-C-B

Identical to the F-14-C, but in an all black look.  No marker and black stitching.  Same ergonomic oval grip.

Measurements
Diameter – 13.75 inches (350mm)
Weight – 1.25 lbs (0.57kg)
Dish depth – 1.25 inches (32mm)

MPI F-14-2B

Originally designed for off-road use, the 14-2B features a heavy duty frame with no horn cut out in the center.  2 high quality buttons are mounted on the left and right spokes, with flying leads for your wiring that are countersunk into machined channels on the back of the wheel.

Measurements
Diameter – 13.75 inches (350mm)
Weight – 2.5 lbs (1.13kg)
Dish depth – 1.25 inches (32mm)

MPI F-13-C

Similar to the F-14’s, but in a smaller 12.75″ diameter.  Features ergonomic oval grip, orange marker, and orange stitching.

Measurements
Diameter – 12.75 inches (324mm)
Weight – 1.15 lbs (0.52kg)
Dish depth – 1.25 inches (32mm)

MPI GT-13-C

Similar to the F-13’s, but with a flat bottom.  The flat bottom is popular with endurance racers as it allows for easier driver changes without removing the wheel.  Features ergonomic oval grip, orange marker, and orange stitching.

Measurements
Diameter – 12.75 inches (324mm)
Weight – 2 lbs (0.9kg)
Dish depth – 1.25 inches (32mm)

MPI F-13-CUT

Similar to the F-13’s, but with a cut top.  The cut top provides for an unrestricted view of instruments or over a small dash.  Can also be used for steering wheel mounted instrumentation.  Features ergonomic oval grip, orange marker, and orange stitching.

Measurements
Diameter – 12.75 inches (324mm)
Weight – 2 lbs (0.9kg)
Dish depth – 1.25 inches (32mm)

MPI F-12-C

The smallest of the GT-style wheels.  Just under 12″, but has the same features found on the F-13 and F-14 wheels.  For use with small vehicles with space constraints or if you need to “speed up” your steering ratio.

Measurements
Diameter – 11.75 inches (298mm)
Weight – 1.15 lbs (0.52kg)
Dish depth – 1.25 inches (32mm)

Dished Steering Wheels

Popular among drifters, as the added spoke clearance provided by the dished profile allows the driver to easily release the wheel for it to spin freely.  Some road racers also utilize dished wheels to bring it closer to the driver.

MPI DO-14-C

The DO-14-C is a popular wheel among track day enthusiasts and especially drifters.  It features a dished designed with a bright orange marker.

Measurements
Diameter – 13.75 inches (350mm)
Weight – 2.2 lbs (1kg)
Dish depth – 3.5 inches (89mm)

MPI DO-14-C-B

Just like the DO-14-C, but with all black design.  No orange marker and black stitching.

Measurements
Diameter – 13.75 inches (350mm)
Weight – 2.2 lbs (1kg)
Dish depth – 3.5 inches (89mm)

MPI DO-H60-A

Slightly shallower dish than the DO-14 models.  Features solid spokes, orange stitching and an orange marker.

Measurements
Diameter – 13.75 inches (350mm)
Weight – 2.5 lbs (1.13kg)
Dish depth – 2.36 inches (60mm)