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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tow in or out????

My wheels are 1/4'' tow out right now? Is this right? On my 99tj with 32's
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My wheels are 1/4'' tow out right now? Is this right? On my 99tj with 32's

Toe IN. 1/8" difference front to rear.

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What Pete said. Then check the tire wear frequently. Rub your hand across the tread in both directions. If you feel more drag across the edges of the tread blocks in one direction than the other, the tires are still scrubbing sideways a little. Change the toe accordingly, a little at a time.

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Agreed with the above. I always shoot for 1/8 toe in. Can't say they have all steered perfect there, but they I have never had one steer good toed out.

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Ya the guy i bought it from races cars and his son hold the record at i irwindale speed way had blablabla but he says the race cars are towed out 1/4 and he put his at 1/8 out,and for the jeep (he has 6) says 1/4 tow out made the jeep alot more stable and bla bla bla,so i was just asking b/c i have never heard of a car/truck being towed out? I guess it would wear just the same as 1/8 towed in or out? But he set mine at 1/4
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It needs to be toed in because as it goes down the road the drag on the tires makes them want to toe out. Start with them 1/8" in and they'll be straight when going down the road. At least that's what they taught in chassis class forty years ago.

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It needs to be toed in because as it goes down the road the drag on the tires makes them want to toe out. Start with them 1/8" in and they'll be straight when going down the road. At least that's what they taught in chassis class forty years ago.
Still works with a rear wheel Jeep (on road)... can pick and choose the amount, just check your tires or try to correct for that last rock you bounced over.


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