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This is a discussion on Steering wheel hand positions. within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I usually have one hand racecar driver and the same hands elbow on my door arm rest. =] I've gotten ...

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    I usually have one hand racecar driver and the same hands elbow on my door arm rest. =] I've gotten too accustomed in driving with one hand.

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    Crap. I'm either a D-bag or one-handed mom (7 o'clock). Funny pic!

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    I steer only with my suicide knob. Why touch the wheel and get it all dirty?

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    I used to steer with my knees, while hand-rolling a smoke. Don't do that anymore, there's a absolute no-smoking rule in this car. First no-smoking car ever, and it actually works. Mostly because I'm afraid that once the rule is broken it'll happen regularly... But I have no idea where I keep my hand(s) on the wheel, anything that's comfortable. Changes all the time. . .
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

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    Im somewhere between farmer and racecar driver, i kind of change between the two depending on the situation. Farmer is more for highway rides and race car driver for the back roads

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    I realize I'm digging up bones but does it bother anybody else that the "spokes" (for lack of a better word) are right at true 3 and 9 so you can't wrap your fingers around the steering wheel? On highway I usually drive left hand mom with arm resting in my lap. What about taking the wheel off and orienting it about 10 o'clock so that you can truely place your hands at 3 and 9 and also have your audio controls near your hands at the comfortable highway positions?

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    I am most comfortable with where the OP shows the race car driver. I find my thumbs hanging just over the spokes allows me to relax my arms and 'hang' on the wheel. I am a fan of knee-driving but find it almost impossible with the new flat bottom wheel And we all thought that flat spot was put there for easier in/out of the car.............

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    I'm usually 9&3, but go full farmer once in a while on long trips because 9&3 makes my shoulders kind of cramped after a few hours.Also tend to left-hand drive at 9 o'clock quite a bit, but only when I'm just cruising.

    I'll go D-bag if I'm stopped waiting to turn.


    I was taught to drive at 9&3 from the get go. My stepfather was a stunt driver back in the day in Russia, he taught me all kinds of neat ****, but the steering wheel position had sort of a science to it. 9&3 gives you the best leverage and distributes load over several different muscle groups. Compare that to full D-bag, where the majority of your control is coming from the deltoid muscle... no leverage.

    I was also taught to avoid wrapping my thumb around the wheel. I usually keep my thumbs pointed up but still in contact with the wheel.

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