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Author Topic:   Rear Steer toe in or out?
jesup76
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted July 30, 2005 09:59 AM  
hello all got a rear steer 73 mustang street stock and have had people tell me to toe the front in. Which goes against everything I have ever heard, has any one else had experiance with this and if you do toe the front in could you explain to me why?
Thanks Blaine

Tire Killer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 31, 2005 12:39 AM  
Just curious, but what makes it a "rear steer" car? Not to much experience just trying to learn. Thanks

DangerZoneRacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted July 31, 2005 09:19 AM  
Rear Steer means the tie rods and steering mechanism is behind the front tires.....unlike GMs front steer with all that in front. My first race car was a 75 torino with rear steer....made it nice when i broke a tie rood....i was still able to run around the track and pull into my pit stall......the wheel just followed nice. Also as i didnt have a trailer we had pulled that car to the track with a tow bar and they tow much better with a tow bar then a front steer.

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted July 31, 2005 01:53 PM  
You would want to set te toe at 1\4 inch OUT, definently not in. With the toe out the car will be much more stabil on the straights and entry in the corner will also be better.
On a different note: I am restoring a 73 Mustang at this time, and do you have any left over extra parts? In particular, a passenger side front seat? Even if it needs redone?

jesup76
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted August 01, 2005 06:18 PM  
thanks for the replies, I didn't think I should toe the car out. Sorry ford5 bought the car gutted.

jesup76
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted August 01, 2005 06:18 PM  
messed up in my last reply I meant I shouldn't toe the car in.
lol

    

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