[Land-speed] TOE IN

dan warner dwarner230 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 7 09:46:52 MDT 2007

I've been involved with a couple of streamliners where the front wheels are in the inline configuration. Rich Manchen will build in the Ackerman. The short tread dimension will cause the outside front wheel to lift without it.

ddahlgren at snet.net wrote:
  Be careful putting one tire straight if your front suspention has
ackerman in the steering. ( the inside front wheel turns more than the
outside front wheel in a corner. Then it is much safer to set the wheels
so the gap measurement is the same or close to it on both sudes to get a
more accurate measurment. Normally you would not need any ackerman in a
race car for LSR as there is no intentional cornering at anything over 5
or 10 mph..

-----Original Message-----
From: land-speed-bounces at autox.team.net
[mailto:land-speed-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Keith Turk
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 7:02 AM
To: smsandimas at earthlink.net; landspeed list
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] TOE IN

I've always stated that as a total of 1/8th" toe in... check this
out... ( thanks to Dahlgren )

normally your front track is slightly less then your rear... so if you
one front tire and measure it exactly even... the other wheel should
indicate the exact toe in.


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