steering knuckle, lock proplems

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  1. carlrst

    carlrst Member

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    hey, just finished installiing some modded knuckles. on one side i have pretty good lock, and the other has weaker than standard, was told theres nothing else needed with these, but am i missing something??

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  2. al.

    al. actually dom joly

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    looks like the length of your tie rods isn't balanced either side. what's the steering hitting to stop it coming out further?
     
  3. carlrst

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    it only stops because the other wheel is on full lock. hmmmmm
     
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    Polo Sr20 parts man!

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    Who done the knuckles?

    Is the rack defo centred? and do both wheels defo point forwords when rack centred?
     
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    al. actually dom joly

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    if the wheels both point straight ahead when the steering wheel is straight then that's some extreeeeme ackerman. have you got a pic of the knuckles/tie rods/rack installed?
     
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    just checked, and they wont both point ahead? rack?? was made by some one on here
     
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    al. actually dom joly

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    errr...set the toe and tracking correctly....
     
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    will give it a go. is it normal for the tracking to be totaly out like that!?
     
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    Ah if you don't know that you shouldn't be fitting them :s
     
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    you have just changed how things line up, of course tracking need to be sorted after it:smash:
     
  11. bigrichy

    bigrichy Team Beard

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    Gonna be a hoot driving that to get the tracking done!
     
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    Hey u learn by doing rite. Yea should b fun lol get it done by eye first :)
     
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    bigrichy Team Beard

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    Absolutely, rare enough someone will give good guidance without ripping your face off with a keyboard, so might as well get stuck in :thumbs:
     
  14. superclarkey

    superclarkey DORITECH MOTORSPORT

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    if you've just put them on and not changed the track, then they will be MASSIVELY toed out, set them so they are close to zero toe as posible.

    Clarkey.
     
  15. SteveC200

    SteveC200 Used to drift, now I don't.

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    But centre the rack first.
     
  16. carlrst

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    just cetred it as best as i could, but the ends are maxed out nearly, may need longer rods?
     
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    superclarkey DORITECH MOTORSPORT

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    yeah need to extend the rods.
     
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    would tien rods to it, or is it a diy job
     
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    Tien tie rods are longer but for even more lenght give polo a shout about the extentions he sells. then you just cut your and weld the entention in
     
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    ok cheers will do that :)
     

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