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I was wondering if you can tell me if I switch the Mustang II spindles from left to right on my 32 Ford with a Mustang II type front suspension, is there a chance I will have a problem with bump steer?

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I was wondering if you can tell me if I switch the Mustang II spindles from left to right on my 32 Ford with a Mustang II type front suspension, is there a chance I will have a problem with bump steer?

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First, why switch?

Second, aren't the tie rod steering arms an integral part of the spindles?
If you do you are changing the tie rods from the front of the axles to the rear or vice versa.

Third, probably, YES.

More information please.
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The reason I had to switch the spindles from side to side is that I had to move the rack to the rear due to lack of space in the front which is where the mustang is mounted.Yes the steering arms are part of the spindles and when you reverse them they are now on the rear When I did this I mounted the rack making sure it was in line with the steering arms to get a straight center line.I had to use a rear steer rack which is a 2002 Alero which is power .
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Look up info about Ackerman Principle. Swapping the spindles from side to side more than likely has changed the relationship and you may very well have induced a dangerous steering condition. Bump steer would be the least of your concerns.

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You need rear steer spindles. What you have done by swapping left to right is screwed up the geometry...not good!
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For rear mounted racks use factory rear mount arms, mabe granada monacrh would fit your ball joints they have factory rear steer, and come with bigger brakes.
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