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Old 02-04-2003, 05:26 PM
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I have read this in allot of post about front end stuff.So what are you talking about?

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Toe-Out On Turns

Toe-out on turns, also known as turning radius angle, is the amount the front wheels toe-out when turning corners. As the vehicle goes around a turn, the inside tire must travel in a smaller radius circle than the outside tire. To accomplish this, the steering arms are designed to angle several degrees inside of the parallel position. The exact amount depends on the tread and wheelbase of the vehicle and on the arrangement of the steering control linkage. Toe-out on turns is NOT an adjustable angle. If the angle is incorrect, it is an indication of damaged steering components.

Figure 8-52 shows toe-out on turns. Note how each front wheel turns a different number of degrees. This prevents tire scrubbing and squeal by keeping the tires rolling in the right direction on corners.

-Wheel Alignment Theory-
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Ackerman in simple terms requires that a line drawn from the the pivot point of a spindle through the center line of the steering arms(outer tierod ends) and on through to the center of the 3rd member be a straight line. In a drawing this would form a Vee (Right and left lines intersecting at 3rd member). It is the basic premise of automotive type front steering design to prevent "dragging" one tire through turns.
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I have heard that used and did not know what it was.
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