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Old 03-16-2008, 10:27 AM
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speedway front end..alinement??

I have a 23 t-bucket with a speedway front end,with a spring behind axle, friction shocks, rad. tires ,a Vega box with a pitman arm to the rt. wheel, then in front of axle a tie rod to lt. wheel[ drivers side.] what caster, camber & toe in works best??? I'am going to get it 4 wheel aligned & checked out. it has a wonder out on the road ,steering is tight & with a new steering box.THANK YOU

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I find that on my 32's with a straight axle ... I like 5 to 7 degrees on the lay back of the axle and 1/16th to 1/8th Toe in. My front axles are all chrome ... so I live with the caster that they come with. Generally, they check about 2 degrees.

On a T-Bucket with the real skinny tires on the front and big, big ones on the rear ... my specs may not be enough.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:09 AM
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then in front of axle a tie rod to lt. wheel[ drivers side.]
DEUCE has posted all the figures.

The tie rod should be in back of the axle to keep the Ackerman correct. If you do wish to run the tie rod in front of the axle; the steering arms must be bent out towards the wheels to correct the Ackerman. This is more than likely what is causing the wandering you are experiencing.

Go HERE to read about Akerman Principle.
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ackerman concept

I don't think the ackerman principle would come into effect going straight down the road. it is mostly is for turning. I believe? My tires look like they are wearing pretty even. thank you for your reply.
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