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Author Topic:   Steering stops on metric w/ pinto spidle
12p
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted March 18, 2002 07:39 AM
After changing your metric frame to Pinto spindles w/ metric lowers and Granada rotors, what have you done for steering stops to keep the tires from turning into the frame? Any help appreciated.

KK17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 144
posted March 18, 2002 07:48 PM
It's usually up to the driver not to crank it that far....almost all of the cars I see with pinto spindles got the half donuts on the frame ...

Robcat
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted March 20, 2002 11:22 AM
On dirt I wouldn't reccomend stops. If your in a corner with counter steer and misjudge your entry with a little bump you could do more damage! Bent wheel, tie rod end or it might take you out of the race.
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Originally posted by 12p:
After changing your metric frame to Pinto spindles w/ metric lowers and Granada rotors, what have you done for steering stops to keep the tires from turning into the frame? Any help appreciated.

12p
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted March 20, 2002 03:05 PM
How will you bend a wheel or tie-rod with stops? Not quite sure that I understand what you are trying to say. I would think it would be the opposite, stops will keep you from bending anything because it stops your moving parts from going past center which may even cause a bind. Also if something happened on the track and you oversteered without stops, the tires turn into the frame, stop rotating and may cause the front end to skate up the track. Thanks, Jeff

Robcat
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted March 21, 2002 12:16 PM
My thinking is the soft tire hitting the frame is less violent on the suspension. When you turn to a stop, you have no more movement. Hence stop. If you then hit something or a rut something has to give. That will be the weakest link "tie rod, center link, wheel.

It's just my thinking, it maybe wrong! Check out your local up front guys, are they running stop?

HEYWOOD
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted March 24, 2002 05:06 PM
i use a small piece of chain or cable the rubbing is the small problem the caliper hitting the frame on the right when turned hard locking the right front taking you out is the biggest problem hope this helps

Pickel
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 379
posted March 24, 2002 08:55 PM UIN: 25419780
When I put my Pinto spindles on my metric frame the tire itself hit the frame before it hit the steering stops. I just left mine on and never worried about them.

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