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Author Topic:   How to move Metric A-frame mounts
sledgehammer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted December 10, 2005 06:19 PM  
Besides the obvious that is required to move the mounts, is there anything real scientific about moving these? Are there particular points that need to be measured from? Is this just as simple as grinding the mount loose putting the caster camber guage on the wheel and moving the mount until you think it is in the corret position?

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bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 489
posted December 10, 2005 06:24 PM  
ck the archives, lots of post about this

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sledgehammer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted December 10, 2005 06:28 PM  
I tried searching for this information but could not find what I was looking for.

I searched for moving mounts, mounts, any suggestions on what to search for?

bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 489
posted December 10, 2005 06:42 PM  
try askin some of them" yankees' like racer17j
thay get snow bound up ther and go crazy and make up books about where all this stuff is at in the archives. they also have the prettiest cars cause they never get to race them but 3 months a year and thats in a warm year. lol

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racer17j
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Total posts: 5487
posted December 10, 2005 08:06 PM  
Wow never been called a yankee before .As far as front end set ups go I cut the uppers off and set the proper Caster Camber settings in then set it up for proper Camber gain through the range of bump at ride height.Depends what ride height you are setting it at.As far as a jig,I'd like to check that out cause I just clipped my ar this season after a pretty bad wreck and I took all the measurements I possibly could from the old front end to the new front end .The uppers were still off and I had to go back to square one once again with all the settings. Enduro 80

sledgehammer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted December 14, 2005 04:13 PM  
Would it be beneficial to decrease the angle front to back of the a frame shaft? Since I am moving the mounts any way I was thinking this would help also.

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racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 341
posted December 14, 2005 05:03 PM  
Yes. That is why you put the camber/caster gauge on there. As you move the mount around, you will see that optimum camber/caster is in direct conjunction with "straightening or increasing" the angle of the mount from front to back. The whole operation is rather simple actually. You just need to know what settings (degrees) you are looking for with camber/caster. Give yourself a little buffer.

And as I have posted elsewhere on this forum, watch your wheelbase length also. It can and will change if you are not careful.

Good luck and Race On.

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