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8t 2.0 lots of toe out?

Old 03-01-2014, 06:25 PM
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Hi guys I'm just prepping the car to get back into racing and I went over the length on my steering rods and they were a fair amount longer than the 137.20mm that losi say they should be anyway I made them the same length and I've now got a fair amount of toe out , is that really how it's supposed to be on the standard set up , or am I missing something?

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Old 03-01-2014, 07:17 PM
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What does the setup sheet list for toe out? Normally its expressed in one side
not total. So if its listed as 1deg that's each side and 2deg total.

Toe out will generally give you more off power corner entry steering. But
generally will cost some on power exit steering and can make cars a little
to twitchy for some.

1.I know your working with turnbuckle lengths supplied from the manual but
here is how I generally do it.

2.Center the rack, servo arm and get the subtrim as close to zero as possible.

3.Then set the toe to zero. Generally i do this with a machinist ruler but any
ruler narrow enough to go under the chassis at ride height will work.

4.Next run it in a straight line and get your final trim setting done so the car
runs straight and does not pull to one side or the other. If you did your toe
setting well and centered the rack it should take little more the a click or
two of trim in either direction.

5.Now at the track i will adjust toe in 1/4 turn increments on the turnbuckles.
this allows quick adjustments without having to go back to the ruler or setup
station.

That's the long answer to your question. Short answer, yes but its up to
your driving style how much to run.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:31 PM
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Yes ut says 2 degrees of toe out and okay thanks, main reason I ask is when I built the car I only had a tape measure and I just got some digital calipers so I thought I'd give it a look with them anyway long story short the steering rods were completely different but are now the same as it says so maybe it was meant to be like that all along an as you say when I get to the track I'll find out for sure.

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Old 03-02-2014, 04:20 PM
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I mean if any body has an 8ight t 2.0 and has it all set to the standard toe an so on if they could post up the end to end of the steering tie rod would be really helpful as I haven't got a gauge atm and i'm just looking for a quick answer , the stock measurement of 137.20mm just looks ridiculous so any help would be appreciated.

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