I agree -- also see page 74 figure 13 in the October 2011 Rod and Custom.
I'm sorry! The term was wrong as far as cross link or drag link but the geometry is still the same, the arcs of the links have to match.user151 said:I wish you guys would define your terms because I don't think that's what Sam meant when he said "if the length of the drag link matches the length of the radius rods.." -- that to me describes a side steer drag link. What you show as a cross link can also be called a drag link but that is cross steer.
Centerline said:Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this is the type steering that's being refereed to as a "drag link" style. In this case the "drag link" needs to be the same length as the "split bones" in order to eliminate bad things happening when the suspension moves around.
"Instructions are just the manufacturers opinion of how it should be put together". - Tim Allen
I agree with your definitions, Ireland, but when Sam said "if the length of the drag link matches the length of the radius rods.." that could only apply to side steer -- in cross steer (the photo Martinsr showed) the transverse drag link would have nothing to do with the longitudinal radius rods.Irelands child said:Steering Terminology 101
Drag link = from steering arm to steering box, whether its cross steering (Vega) or longitudinal (F100, Mustang, Schroeder)
Tie rod = from steering arm to steering arm or spindle to spindle
User 151 - again!! You are in the wrong place/forum for your rinky dink aggressive and condescending comments attempting to "correct" folks like Centerline, Martinsr, or Deuce. Quite frankly, rags like Rod and Custom are often very, very wrong.