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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #75 on: September 01, 2014, 01:53:22 PM »
thanks George that helped a lot. just some fine tuning now, and learning how to drive through the corners now. thanks bob
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #76 on: February 07, 2016, 09:11:37 AM »
Great info. I was wondering pros and cons of tie rod fwd vs aft of front axle

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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2016, 09:40:10 AM »
Forward is a pull. Behind is a push. Pull is more precise. No flex created in the steering hardware.

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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #78 on: February 07, 2016, 05:35:14 PM »
I don't know about the push pull thing but if you have the tie rod in front you don't have to notch the frame for clearance and if you hit something it will not bend the tie rod. That being said my next build I am going to try rear center steer with a bell crank for better ackerman.
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Re: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry
« Reply #79 on: February 09, 2016, 08:36:07 PM »
Mine had a center steer but badly damaged when I bought it. I put a old Mike Cupps front axle on it but don't know where spindle are from. Drag link runs thru between tie rod and front end. I was told going to tie rod in front would cause one side not to turn as much as the other. Talked to EC and they said I wouldn't have that problem with their front end. Going to stay with side steer to stay simple until I know more on set up. Got a bent spindle axle on rt side giving me a lot of neg chamber. Works for me with narrow tires but just ordered wide tires and rims so I'm going to get new from end. Thanks guys.