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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 04:52 PM
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Dog Tracking

I bought a 96 Eddie B. I got it at a deal but it has been wrecked before, the repaires were un-noticable, and it looked great. One problem it dog tracks just a little. The axle's look fine and I have no vibration's. Couldn't the whole rear-end be shifted a little? If so how can I fix it?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 09:40 PM
 
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Re: Dog Tracking

Don't freak out yet.

It might have been repaired adequately(enough). Get a meauring tape out and measure the distance between the front hub center and rear axle center on both sides.

Hopefully they're the same. Even if they're not things can be adjusted my a good front end place.

Like you say there may be a rear axle location problem too. Again a good alignmnet shop can work miracles.

Doesn't your state/province have full disclosure laws ? You could sue the previous owner/seller or at least talk him and his lawyer into paying the alignment bills.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2004, 02:45 PM
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Re: Dog Tracking

I'd take a close look at the front end, the TTB does not fare well in impacts, either from the front or the side. In particular take a close look at radius arms, pivot brackets & crossmember and the TTB beams themselves.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-24-2004, 08:18 PM
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Re: Dog Tracking

Like Sixlitre said take it to a good alignment shop but ask for either a four wheel alignment or a "thrust angle" alignment. No matter how bad the front may be off it won't cause dogtracking. That's all in the rear. Anything from a worn out leaf spring bushing to a bent shackle mount. Best of luck to you.
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