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Author Topic:   fix bump steer w/ centerlink
posted February 18, 2004 07:31 PM
I was told by a local yocal that there was an aftermarket center link available for my camaro. He told me that it was just like factory except the hole for the tie rod was farther from center on the driver side to allow the use of a shorter tie rod which elimnates much of the bump steer during turning with the set up I have. He has no idea where to find one, he just said he has heard of one. I have found nothing like this, only ones for mods and such. Any info? Thanks for your efforts.

posted February 18, 2004 11:09 PM
I believe he is refering to the Howe center link. They have a website.

posted February 19, 2004 10:50 AM
sounds like he is talking about the "tune-able" replacement for the ds830 (made by HOWE as duster 340 suggested, and available from howe, lefthander, port city, etc.).

.... however, this centerlink will not allow you to run shorter tie-rods (same 15" inner tie-rod mounting hole separation as stock draglink) ... it DOES allow you to manipulate the tie rod inner pivot height which should get you VERY close on bump-steer.

incidently, I have never found the stock tie-rod lengths to be a significant issue (unless you were to dramatically change the length of your a-arms) ..... raising the inner pivots seems to be the ticket for sorting bump on most camaros.

I like using the ds883 centerlink (75 and later firebird, 80-81 6cyl Camaro) along with the Camaro powersteering pitman (long flat one).Bend pitman to fine tune and vertically relocated idler as required.

before you even consider making changes, I would stongly reccomend you measure your bump right now (who knows, it might be fine).


posted February 20, 2004 04:22 PM
stock is fine, the adjustable is not necessary.

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