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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2003, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Scout castor correctors

So I found some upper ball joint castor correctors for scout 44's. You can get up to 1.5* of castor without going through all the work of teardown, grinding, moving yokes, rewelding, and reattaching all parts on the 44 up front. Has anybody used these? What are your opinions? Is it not enough to warrant buying them, ie should I just go ahead and do the extra work to get 4-5 degree of caster??

I think a set (one for each side) was 40 bucks or something like that.

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Re: Scout castor correctors

1 1/2* additional caster = 1 1/2* total caster as Scouts are 0* from the factory. Ideally, they should be between 6-8*. My knuckles were cut and turned, I split the diifference and have 7* on my Scout 44 front end. I read somewhere recently (maybe here, maybe on another board) about someone who had adjustable ball joints and the adjuster portion broke. Needless to say it must have been a scary ride home.

My advice is to do it right and forget about using those ball joints.
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Re: Scout castor correctors

I kinda figured that, but wanted to check anyway... As for adjustable balljoints, that sounds scary. This is for that threaded upper ball joint "seat" Instead of being a straight through bore, it is offset bore. So basically you turn it to adjust camber and seat it, then torque the ball joint down.


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