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Old 07-30-2002, 06:42 AM
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It is important that the drag link and tie rod are parralel to the ground and each other. It is important to try and keep the pitman arm parrallel to the ground, otherwise it will cause the drag link to move up and down as you turn keeping it from staying parrallel to the tie rod. The tie rod will be parrallel to the axle but the drag link can actually be angled in this plane with no adverse effects. Cross steer set ups like this are relatively simple to setup if you keep the above facts in mind and you MUST use a Panhard Rod, Axle Center Bearing or Dead Perch (no Shackle) on one side to eliminate bump steer and shimmy. Bump steer by the way can happen when the wheels are turned from center also, not just when going straight. we normally work to eliminate or correct or it in the straight ahead position as this is when it is most noticable. The Panhard rod is the perferred method to keep the axle located. Good luck with your car, Don
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