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posted June 20, 2004 09:02 PM  
Should your tie rods be level at ride height? Just changed to swedge tubes so I have adjustability. Thanks!

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posted June 20, 2004 09:25 PM           send a private message to ss11   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
The angle of your tie rods affects bump steer. Just like the angles of your rear control arms cause rear steer, so does the angle of your tie rods. I can't even begin to explain the way you set that up here, but if you look in the tool box section there is an explaination of how to check for bump steer. Wish I could give you a better answer.

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posted June 20, 2004 10:28 PM  
Initially set the tie rods level with the lower control arms at ride heidth then check the bump steer. Common use 3" of compression on rf and 3" of extension on lef and checking it at 1" intervals and you want min bump at the 3" mark. Hope this helps you get started.

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