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Old 04-01-2013, 08:21 PM
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Unconventional Cowl Steering Setup Question

Hey guys I have a question reguarding an idea I have for an unconventional cowl steering setup. The tire obstructs the drag link so i am unable to use a conventional cowl steering setup. I have drawn up and attached a picture of my idea. I will use the original drag link and pitman arm, but I will attach a second pitman arm to the original at 180 degrees, these will be attached to a pivot point on the frame. I have two questions: 1. Do you see any issue with the two pitman arms that are attached to the pivot point such as effect on the steering ratio, ect.? 2. The drag link that is attached to the steering arm will be parrallel to the ground, which I believe should eliminate bump steer. Is there any issue with having the drag link that is attached to the steering gear at an angle and not parrellel with the ground? Any additional comments/concerns are welcome, thanks.
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The first thing that occurred to me is that your steering would be backward - left would be right and vice versa.
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The steering gear I have would have needed to be reversed, but if I run this setup I won't have to.
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Maybe a simpler way to go would be to put on a drag link with a bend in it to miss the tire. Sprints use this to be able to turn sharper left.
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