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 Post subject: help setting up XD steering geometry..
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:35 pm 
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My left wheel sits further forward then the right.
Where do i measure it from to centre things up...
Or does anyone have ant methods to set it up?
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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:34 pm 
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Anybody?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:43 pm 
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That does'nt sound good is something bent?? Id check everything before you get the spanners out.
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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:54 pm 
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steve351 wrote:
My left wheel sits further forward then the right.
Where do i measure it from to centre things up...
Or does anyone have ant methods to set it up?
thanks


That could be how the Caster bars are set up. This is to help keep the car straight on a cambered road. The more caster you have, the heavier the steering becomes, but gives hi-speed stability. Usually, a falcon with power steering is set up with more caster than one without power assist.
Have a look at how much thread is past the end of the front nuts on the caster bars. This will tell you if it has been set up that way.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:16 pm 
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Man i dont know, me thinks i go to specialist!!!!!
i dont wanna kill my self, got a new rebuilt clevo poping
in soon, so i need to have it sorted by a pro!!!
But i can tell the front wheel on the left is sitting too far forward, the camber bolts are s**t..

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:21 pm 
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it sounds like the radous rod is out just get it wheel alin
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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:29 pm 
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Done the wheel aligntment at Jax, that took the play and train tacking out of it so it doesnt pull on the road anyomre.
If i got through a round about hard, the left turn part os ok, its when i turn hard right it steers in, than with out turning the wheel it pulls itself hard right, than lets go back to normal..
All the parts are new... have a look
http://www.thefordsite.com/steves351.html#anchor_152

 

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 Post subject: Re: help setting up XD steering geometry..
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:30 pm 
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steve351 wrote:
My left wheel sits further forward then the right.
Where do i measure it from to centre things up...
Or does anyone have ant methods to set it up?
thanks


That could be how the Caster bars are set up. This is to help keep the car straight on a cambered road. The more caster you have, the heavier the steering becomes, but gives hi-speed stability. Usually, a falcon with power steering is set up with more caster than one without power assist.
Have a look at how much thread is past the end of the front nuts on the caster bars. This will tell you if it has been set up that way.



What I meant was that it has "Staggered Caster". This is to keep it straight on a cambered road.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:34 pm 
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I told jax when i went for the alignment about that stuff,
they said no worries we'll fix it.

Is there anywhere i can measure from to centre it all up from?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:58 pm 
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steve351 wrote:
Done the wheel aligntment at Jax, that took the play and train tacking out of it so it doesnt pull on the road anyomre.
If i got through a round about hard, the left turn part os ok, its when i turn hard right it steers in, than with out turning the wheel it pulls itself hard right, than lets go back to normal..
All the parts are new... have a look
http://www.thefordsite.com/steves351.html#anchor_152


I had a look at you pics of the suspension, and I saw that you put raised platforms on for the shockies at the front, and so looking at that, you musn't have much travel in your front suspension?????
How are the bumpstops????? Smashed??? No travel, no handling.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:12 pm 
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Rubbers are fine. I put those platforms on for the lowered springs, as to not bottom out the billsteins.

 

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