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Old 01-08-2007, 07:52 PM
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Track Roadster Wandering Problem

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I have built a track roadster that has a severe wandering problem. The front end is a spring over "I' beam with shackles and does not have a panhard bar. The steering box and associated linkages are tight. I understand someone makes a spring perch that gets rid of the shackle on one side (built to mount directly to the spring) and thus limits the side to side movement of the axle. Have you heard of this style perch and do you think it will "help" my problem. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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A panhard bar should cure your did on my A model.
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Toe-out causes wander. I run mine at neutral toe - if I run it more toe-out, it starts to wander - if I run it too much toe-in it has occasionally suffered from mild shimmy. Also, a slight wander can sometimes be helped with more positive caster which can help the vehicle track straighter - I run mine at 4 degrees positive caster. As Henry suggests, a panhard bar will definitely help.
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Just a couple of areas you may want to check:
1. if a steering box is not adjusted properly and to the proper spec. you could experience a wander. Make sure you adjust it on the "high point" and not too tight.
2. what are you running for tires? Speed rated tires can make for chronic nibbling problems, especially on roads where heavy trucks travel.
3. are the wheel bearing adjusted properly?
4. have you adjusted the toe setting?
5. how much is the caster set at?
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