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Old 05-31-2003, 10:32 PM
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I have a problem with my buggy and don't know what to do...When i drive in a straight line my car goes dead straight, BUT, When i apply full brakes, My car steers to the left slightly. It's enough to spin me out if i'm running on a dirt track.

I think its my toe in or something, Which side should i toe in more?
They both seem to look the same so what should i do?
Please help
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Old 05-31-2003, 10:41 PM
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It could be a binding dogbone, or bearing, or just using too much brakes to where it locks the tires. You want equal toe-in on both sides of the car, otherwise it will split traction differently between the right and left sides. Check for binds, and then turn the brakes down, if the tires are locking, the torque of the motor stopping abruptly will make the back end torque steer.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:40 PM
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It could be a binding dogbone, or bearing, or just using too much brakes to where it locks the tires. You want equal toe-in on both sides of the car, otherwise it will split traction differently between the right and left sides. Check for binds, and then turn the brakes down, if the tires are locking, the torque of the motor stopping abruptly will make the back end torque steer.
Yeah it could b a bearing, I have had this prob before
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you need to turn the EPA on your brakes down a little bit. With full brakes on, you are locking up the rear tires, which will make your rear end swing out. Go down to 95% brakes and try that before you go replacing a bunch of stuff.
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If you are locking up the tires, then you are using too much brake. Why it slides one way in particular means you have a tweaked car. Could be any one of a dozen or two things:

shock binding
bearing binding
turnbuckles not centered on ballstuds or binding
asymmetry in geometry
asymmetry in shock length, oil, or springs
etc...
etc...
etc...
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Necromancy at its best
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almost 9 years later.
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