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Unread 05-23-2014, 09:36 AM   #11
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Well looks like I may tweak my front end toe again lol
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Unread 05-23-2014, 09:46 AM   #12
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seems the same as mine ...


M please do not refer to me as an expert ... tdawg is but not me ... i am just a ... well an old fart who works on carts
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Here is what I based my measurements on out of my maintenance manual. I would love to hear from "forum expert" Tahoe and "Old Fart" CTD. Sometimes experience is better than manuals.

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Unread 05-23-2014, 09:56 AM   #13
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1/8" is what i have used
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Unread 05-23-2014, 10:02 AM   #14
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Thanks Folks. I will adjust both camber and toe in to 1/8". I will then spray tire tread and make sure the are running true.

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Unread 05-23-2014, 06:30 PM   #15
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hey, that's great. Thank you!

But excuse what is probably a stupid question...... why would you purposely toe it out of alignment? Seems to me that even with 1/8in the front tires would be scrubbing their way down the road. I woudl think that you'd want to shoot for as close to zero as reasonably possible.
What am i missing?
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Unread 05-23-2014, 06:39 PM   #16
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One related concept is that the proper toe for straight line travel of a vehicle will not be correct while turning, since the inside wheel must travel around a smaller radius than the outside wheel; to compensate for this, the steering linkage typically conforms more or less to Ackermann steering geometry, modified to suit the characteristics of the individual vehicle.
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Tread wear pattern is not correct. Now I have to tweak.

I know that when the toe in is 0 the cart seems to wonder around.

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I actually have my buggy toed out 1/8 because of the knobies. I guess the factory setting are for stock cart not lifted and with bigger ties and grips.
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I actually have my buggy toed out 1/8 because of the knobies. I guess the factory setting are for stock cart not lifted and with bigger ties and grips.
you think ?
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hey, that's great. Thank you!

But excuse what is probably a stupid question...... why would you purposely toe it out of alignment? Seems to me that even with 1/8in the front tires would be scrubbing their way down the road. I woudl think that you'd want to shoot for as close to zero as reasonably possible.
What am i missing?
Even your daily driver car is toed in slightly when leavimg the factory or being lined up by a professional shop. Like Crash explained, it has to be so it will handle right. Just try driving something lined right on the money with 0 toe-in, it is miserable because it will want to wander.
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