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Toe change per turn of tie rod end


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Numpty question that I should know the answer to (and probably have written down somewhere) but a quick search hasn't thrown up the answer.

Can anyone please confirm the change in toe angle that occurs from one turn of the ball joint at the end of the tie rod?

Thanks

James

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Is this the TRE on the steering rack?

If yes the adjustment is as fine as you want it as the other end attached to the rack rotates too.

Sorry not answered your question!

 

Ian

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I've copied this from an old thread on here:

(a) one turn of the top joint = 1/4 degree of camber

(b) to compensate the effect on toe, turn track rod .285 turns per top joint turn

Unfortunately I don't remember who the author was

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Thanks guys

@rj:

"one turn of the top joint = 1/4 degree of camber; (b) to compensate the effect on toe, turn track rod .285 turns per top joint turn"

Yup, and thanks, but that is the effect on toe of a change in camber (adjusting the top ball joint) whereas I'm after the effect on toe of adjusting the steering TRE/tie-rod ball joint...  You know, the one that comes out from the rack and goes into the steering control arm that's mounted on the hub.

@Igor:

There is indeed masses of information on here about geo settings for standard (S3 and SV) cars, for both road and track use.  A quick search will keep you enthralled for hours!

James

 

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