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Old 05-31-2012, 07:11 AM   #772
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Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
I was surprised that the steering column is made of carbon fiber. I hadn't thought of carbon fiber as having great torsional strength.
How they can tailor it to the specific forces all depends on the way it is woven and layered. As for driveshafts, titanium is most widely, if not exclusively used, but then the driver isn't putting out several hundred foot pounds of torque into the steering column.
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