Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Oct 1999
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Re: What front end parts ?
Truth be told, there is really no way to accurately align the toe on a TTB front end. For one reason, have you ever noticed how the alignment lifts they use have a built-in jack that lifts the TTB arms from right under the radius arm bolts? This actually puts less pressure on the coils than your tires do and you end up with positive camber which also affects the angle on your steering linkage, as the tires will toe in while they are jacked up like that. Also, because of how FORD designed the linkage, and they really didn't have much choice, the joint where the driver side rod meets the longer passenger rod has to flex in order to let the axle beams move independently up and down. Unfortunately, this slack in the linkage also lets the tires toe in or out at will quite a bit whenever they want to, and also makes the steering feel sloppy. Jack up your driver side beam and try to turn the tire as if you want to steer it. Notice how the tie rod twists and you actually are able to move the tire?! The road surface can also do this when you're driving... very crappy and why I want to get rid of this thing. It's had a pull as long as I can remember and totally new steering linkage and alignment did nothing for it. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
TTB + BFE (or anywhere) = SOL [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]