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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Suspension Tuning 101


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It houses some dam good info in regards of wheel alignment...it's the best I've seen on the net thus far.

Note: I don't think it clarifies, but you can pretty much ignore the section on Thrust Angle as that is more-so reserved for RWD'ers....

It's something you would want to look at if your Mustang/Camaro etc. is getting sideways everytime you stomp the gas...or you find yourself fighting the steering wheel on acceleration, etc.

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Also, somebody posted this a while back but it is a series of articles that will take you to the next level in making your passengers want to vomit.

They just recently posted another article for the series earlier this month.

The Ultimate Guide to Suspension & Handling
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #2
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DOWNLOAD THIS PDF!!!!



It houses some dam good info in regards of wheel alignment...it's the best I've seen on the net thus far.

Note: I don't think it clarifies, but you can pretty much ignore the section on Thrust Angle as that is more-so reserved for RWD'ers....

It's something you would want to look at if your Mustang/Camaro etc. is getting sideways everytime you stomp the gas.

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Also, somebody posted this a while back but it is a series of articles that will take you to the next level in making your passengers want to vomit.

They just recently posted another article for the series earlier this month.

The Ultimate Guide to Suspension & Handling
so are you saying it is fine for fwd to dog track down the road then if so



thrust angle is just as important on fwd, and even then is alot easier to [email protected] up on something like a honda with ADJUSTABLE rear toe, then it is on a solid axle rear end, especially with leaf springs

cause when the thrus angle is off, it also screws up the front alignment to, cause now you the front suspension has to be turned slightly to compensate for the [email protected] up thrust angle (and just imagine with the toe out on turns, now the front wheels won't be rolling the angle they where originally set at, when set on the alignment rack)
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Old May 24th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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*Long Sigh*

If you have toe adjustments on the rear (independent suspension), then you needn't be concerned with finding thrust angle, so that you may correct it on the front should you? That would be a 4 wheel alignment.

Honestly, I can't say that I've ever seen a dog-tracking vehicle that wasn't solid-axle...with the exception of wrecked cars.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #4
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If you have toe adjustments on the rear (independent suspension), then you needn't be concerned with finding thrust angle, so that you may correct it on the front should you? That would be a 4 wheel alignment.

Honestly, I can't say that I've ever seen a dog-tracking vehicle that wasn't solid-axle...with the exception of wrecked cars.
and don't be so sure about only rear independent suspension having toe adjustment, non-driven solid axles do too (but kinda a pain to adjust though, due to having to disassembly the hub and what not, to put in tapered shims [FWD dodge caravan is a good example]
and you still gotta put those rear wheel pointing down the centerline of the vehicle, so the TOTAL TOE is parallel with the centerline of the vehicle


and yes the worst offenders are leaf sprung solid axles (especially if the center pin bolt breaks, and the axle slids on the spring)(due to when a independent gets bent, only one side goes out of adjustment, not both sides)

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To your credit though, I did completely neglect dog-tracking in the OP, and that is perhaps the most common customer concern that results from unfavorable thrust angle.

This is not by any means a formal type of media, people make mistakes.
and i would say not so much dog-tracking being the complaint (very hard to tell from the driver seat), but more that the steering wheel is not centered, or the vehicle drifts
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Old May 26th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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Dude, just let it go, you are nit-picking details and skewing what was originally said all for sake of appearing like you are right or you know more about this or some shi+ along those lines.
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