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Old 07-06-2002, 03:37   #1 (permalink)
 
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funny suspension

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my car feels as wobby as hell of late since I got her back from the smash repairs? Is the suspension cactus or are the springs? Or does my car just need a wheel alignment?
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Old 07-06-2002, 03:39   #2 (permalink)
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I'd very strongly recommend getting wheel alignment ASAP.
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Do the bounce test to check the shockies.
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The LTD was doing the same. Very wobbly at low speeds it was visible through the bonnet badge. At high speeds it was a vibration. I bought new tyres (not because of the wobbling) and got a wheel alignment and all is good. So yeah, go the wheel alignment. Crashes often knock out your alignment.

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perhaps the weight of the 429 being gone has upset the camber/caster :)
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429? no it just a 3.9 CFI motor. I know what camber is what is caster?
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caster is how straight the wheels point.. can't think of a better way to describe it.. wheel alignment perhaps?
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Ah you mean toe-in. I was just wondering about that today. :)
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Castor is the angle in which the front spindle/suspension upright leans forward or back, in the direction of the vehicle's travel. ie. front to rear.

I believe castor determines the self-centering effect of the car's steering and stability at higher speeds.

I think! :D

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yes i think that i would agree with you, its all a real pain in the arse (i had to design some king pins at one stage, and had to learn about all that, very helpfull info.. if u want to get into that sort of stuff)
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