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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2001, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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How much castor does a YJ with a spring over need?


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Re: Spring over castor

needs positive caster.. scouts came with 0 degrees.. but 6 degrees is about ideal... anything positive will work.. my front is at 2 degrees.. and steered just fine.. when i had the steering on there..

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Spring over or not you need about 4 degrees of positive castor to get the steer straight effect. A little more like six degrees will make it steer even better.

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Re: Spring over castor

like i told you guys before just squirt a little castor oil in it (lol) sorry i had to but seriously about 6 degrees is right steers better and the tires wear better

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Re: Spring over castor

Good one! I had the 5 1/2 degree castor oil. I used a 1 1/2 degree castor oil modifier and now I have 7 degree castor oil in it and it drives great. Thanks. Also where do I get high viscosity blinker fluid? My blinker blinks too fast and I want to slow it down.


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JeeperJohn, I thought better of you! High Viscosity Blinker fluid, my foot! It won't help. You need the newer more expensive Synthetic Blinker fluid... it ain't got no viscosity at all! Why everybody knows blinker fluid is sold right next to the chrome muffler bearings!

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Re: Spring over castor

Thanks for the link I have been looking for that site.


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