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Re: [Spridgets] Suspension woes

To: "David Riker" <davriker@nwi.net>, "Leo" <60bugeye@cebridge.net>,
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Suspension woes
From: dlancer7676@comcast.net
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 13:02:07 +0000
Good information!  Question, though:  If the rack IS too tight, how do you 
determine where and which guage shim to place to align the rack?  I am thinking 
some use with a feeler guage?  

--David C.
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...
does that mean that one enjoys it? 

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "David Riker" <davriker@nwi.net>
> The shims behind the steering rack are to keep the steering column aligned 
> to the rack and turning smoothly.  They don't necessarily go back in the 
> same places they came out either.  With the wheels lifted off the ground, 
> does the steering wheel rotate freely from lock to lock?  There should be no 
> stiff spots or binding.  Causes are the shims, bent steering column, or the 
> king pin bolts too tight.  Any binding will show up as steering that refuses 
> to return to center.  Toe in should be adjusted 1/8 less in the front.  At 
> any speed at all, the resistance of the tires actually pulls the front end 
> to a true 0" Toe-in.  If the toe starts out at 0, by the time the vehicle is 
> under way there will actually be 1/8" toe-out.  Toe-out will increase tire 
> wear, and cause twitchy steering.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Leo" <60bugeye@cebridge.net>
> To: "Spridget List" <Spridgets@autox.team.net>
> Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 2:45 PM
> Subject: [Spridgets] Suspension woes
> > Front bearing issues are now solved thanks to Peter C.  The problem with 
> > the
> > excessive play in one wheel was a worn inner hub race.  Changed hubs and
> > installed a new bearing.  Now on to the next issue with the front
> > suspension.  When I go over ANY  irregularities in the road the car want 
> > to
> > literally jump around and dart every which way.  The car will not self
> > center on steering (i.e. most cars you can let go of the wheel and the
> > steering will try to go straight).  All of the suspension bushes, 
> > kingpins,
> > and tie rod ends are new.  The rack was also rebuilt.  Car now has 68 
> > miles
> > on it.  Is something on the suspension too tight and needs to be loosened?
> > Rack related? Alignment issues? Trying to get Iris sorted out for the Lake
> > of the Ozarks.  Cant wait for the mountain roads <VBG>
From: "David Riker" <davriker@nwi.net>
To: "Leo" <60bugeye@cebridge.net>, "Spridget List"
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Suspension woes
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 02:52:38 +0000
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