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Old 07-02-2011, 09:36 AM   #1771
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Thanks very much John if I am finding mid corner has to much steering would going to 10 deg reactive caster help then.
I may try you suggestion first

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Yes. You can do both. I suggest caster first then reactive caster.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:32 AM   #1772
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"currently running 5 deg block,2 white spacers behind upper arm 1 in front." That is 4 degrees of caster. Try running 3 white spacer behind and none in front of the arm (for 6 degrees of caster). Also stiffer front springs may be in order.
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john sorry but one more question, this is really confusing me
how does moving the upper arm forward (3 spacers behind and none in front for 6 deg of caster) add caster, i thought adding caster would be laying the top of the king pin more towards the rear of the car. IE putting more spacers in front of the arm
i must be missing some thing or looking at it ass about
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I used to get messed up wit hexactly the same thing. It's just weird geometry that's making it hard to undertstand. You (like me) are asssuming that the hinge-points are perpindicular, and the upper and lower arms are on a parralel axis. As far as I can eye-ball they aren't and that's what makes it work that way.
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It has confused me as well, but putting shims back moves the arm back, tilts the kingpin back, and adds caster. The center block is the stationary part.
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thanks guys, it was not i didn't believe john, just trying to work it out in my head and it seemed the opposite of what i thought lol.
did try the 10 deg active caster block today and it was terrible so went back to 5 deg.
on another note my new ceramic nitride diff balls turned up today and what a difference very very nice.
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The good old days, when my Gen X 10 Pro was fresh out of the box. So much good pan car info. John really put in the time!
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Hi John,
hope you are still around. rely like your thinking out of the box. hope you have more to show.
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