At CSD Racing Products, we believe that MPI steering wheels are the highest quality, most comfortable, highest performance steering wheels on the market. That’s why every CSD partner athlete uses MPI, and why every CSD-built vehicle, from race to trail, is fitted with a high quality MPI steering wheel.
Hand-crafted from start to finish, MPI is the state of the art in steering wheel technology and performance!
WHY DO MPI WHEELS USE A U CHANNEL AND RIVETS FOR THE STRUCTURE?
In the history of the steering wheel, the U channel and rivets construction has been the standard for many years.
Some overseas companies like to weld their spokes to the U channel.
WHY DOSEN’T MPI WELD THEIR WHEELS?
Through years of experience, MPI has learned that any hard spot on a circular surface intended to deform under impact, will never deform. MPI could have cut some corners and welded their channel instead of creating a GIG that precisely guides the rivet inserts. They didn’t because they don’t think that is the BEST way to build a wheel. Would it have been less expensive? Obviously! It takes 30 second to weld a wheel against the 15 minutes to do the MPI process, but we think MPI’s way is much better.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT BETWEEN MPI AND OTHER WHEELS?
MPI strives to INNOVATIVE and push the technology to the limits. MPI’s founder, Max Papis, wanted to build the lightest possible product (lightweight = fast in race cars) while still maintaining a top level of safety and deformation under impact. After long months of R&D the MPI 2 RIVETS WINGED SPOKES technology was born.
It is much less expensive to cut 1000 spokes and cut them down at length depending if you are producing a 12 or 16 inch wheel and it takes investment and commitment to build a specific spoke for each model. Yes, once you add a horizontal component to your spoke you need to make them proprietary for each wheel you build. MPI’s winged spoke for a 14 inch can not fit a 15 inch wheel. Each component is specifically engineered for that specific model of steering wheel. The result is a product unrivaled in quality and performance.