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Re: Steering geometry quandry.
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2011, 01:01:12 AM »
what is your toe-in?
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Re: Steering geometry quandry.
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2011, 08:33:29 AM »
 I'm not 100% sure of the exact measurement but its definitely toed in by at least 1/2" or more, perhaps as much as an inch which is way, way too much. Would this create difficulty in steering? Anyway, tonight I plan on doing some experimenting and see if pushing the wheels in would help solve the problem.
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Re: Steering geometry quandry.
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2011, 08:40:46 AM »
Yes that is WAAAAY too much toe in..most run around 1/8th inch of toe out.
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Re: Steering geometry quandry.
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2011, 08:48:04 AM »
0" to 1/8" toe out..
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Re: Steering geometry quandry.
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2011, 11:38:58 AM »
That much toe in will cause exactlly what you described. Hard to turn, and twitchy. Before you change anything, I'd fix that and try it!
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Re: Steering geometry quandry.
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2011, 09:45:23 PM »
 Fixed the Toe out and that made things a lot better. Also saw that the pitman arm ( my steering goes up and over the engine) was hitting the inside front of the hood. Shaved it down and that solved that problem. Anyway, we;ll see how it does next time on the track. Thanks for the help folks.
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Re: Steering geometry quandry.
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2011, 08:08:50 AM »
Toe in will help with going straight, (coming out of corner straightens up faster) Toe Out will help with entering a corner as the wheels are pointed slightly in that direction.
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