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Old October 25th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #21
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I totally agree w/ this.

I don't want to trash the idea, but it seems like a waste of money?
Well when you have a bunch of 1/4 and 1/2 plate lying around it wouldn't cost much... which i have
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Old October 25th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #22
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Do some research on ackerman (sp?) angle.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #23
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right you wouldn't want to go and change that
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Old October 25th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #24
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right you wouldn't want to go and change that




how are you going to accomplish what's in the picture without seriously screwing that up?
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Old October 25th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #25
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ol' ackerman gets you every time!
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Old October 25th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #26
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Do some research on ackerman (sp?) angle.
probably not a big deal for a trail rig, but yeah, could be a problem on pavement.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #27
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well after playing with some drawings you can't screw it up too much, unless you go crazy and really push the mounting points away. It may not be factory but i think you can keep enough change in the angle to keep it correct but not go opposite.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 08:56 AM   #28
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well after playing with some drawings you can't screw it up too much, unless you go crazy and really push the mounting points away. It may not be factory but i think you can keep enough change in the angle to keep it correct but not go opposite.

"correct" is an exact number, not a ballpark figure. "opposite" is really f-ed up.

if you drive this truck on the road I would advise NOT changing the ackerman angle. you will be way more likely to understeer when making maneuvers.

If you still want to do it, ask yourself one last time: what is this going to get me that a flipped tie rod isn't? if you still think you need it then go for it.

downsides that I can see:

track bar and tie rod will be less parallel than a stock setup, i havent looked at yours so im not sure...= bump steer

putting stresses other components in ways they werent designed

too many "links" in the steering system

screwed up ackerman angle

heim joints on the road

more cost/work than a tie rod flip

more possibilities for weak links.

if something in the steering lets loose you better hope your caster is good because that is the only thing that will keep you straight.

(just swap in a dana 44 )
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Old October 26th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #29
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(just swap in a dana 44 )
I wish i had the money to do so... well time to start looking.
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