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Old 07-16-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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Can someone please explain exactly how to do this. Also pictures would be great. thanks
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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Really all you have to do is take the steering rods off. Then remove the balls from the outer steering rod end (the tall standoff ones). Then get new balls like the ones in the rear camber links and install that in the outer steering rod end.

Also get 2 say 1 inch 3 mm bolt and nuts. You will end up cutting the bolt to the desired length with a dremel.

Now put the outer steering links back on the steering blocks. The inside you will now mount with the new bolts directly under the bellcrank instead of at the end of the ackerman bar. You do not have to cut the ackerman bar. I did flip it over so the holes in the top were not countersunk. Just remember to keep the front pointing to the front when you flip it.

Now adjust your toe in and be prepared for alot more steering on the track.

The turnbuckles will be threaded out a long ways. I bought sportworks 50mm turnbuckles and just put my ae rod ends on so they were threaded in alot farther. But you can do it with the stock tie rods.

Hope you can make sense of all that.
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you can take a look at my car friday pat!there a pretty good desription on the ae forums as well. its really not that involved , and im not a good explainer , but all your doing is changing the tie rod balls to the stubby ones that go in outer rear camber link. and then instead of bolting the inner tie rod to the ackerman plate , your going to bolt it to the bottom of the bellcrank - where the ackerman attaches. on the hub side , your goign to bolt it to the top. this mod works well .
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yea i just couldnt figure out what ball ends to use. So am i changing the balls that were connected to the ackerman or the ones on the knuckles. And i replace them with regular ball ends like on the outside rear camber link? Sorry i know this is easy but for some reason i just cant figure it out oh Brain i might have to take you up on looking at your car to figure it out. What ime are you going friday
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here U go
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the pics explain it all. Thanks!
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i will be there by 2 pat !
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by doing this how would this equal more steering? im confused
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It gives you more initial steering throw with less input. This makes the car carve a bit better. The total steering is not any more, it just moves the wheels more agressively off center with this geometry change.

It is kind of like a mechanical exponential.
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I haven't checked against the stock location, but it appeared to me that this mod also may increase the ackerman effect, the inside tire turning slightly sharper at full travel which would also increase steering through the corner.
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