Brendon what happened when you went for the 10 minute ride. Did the front end bounce up and down real hard?
the front end is stiff from the springs. Almost thing I need to remove a set of leafs, but I'd like to get more drive time in . I didn't get on the engine at all. If possible I'd like to break in the parts, not just break them, ha haBrendon what happened when you went for the 10 minute ride. Did the front end bounce up and down real hard?
I sure hope this fixes it. if not, I'm not sure what else could be wrong with the steering.Looks like it should certainly strengthen the arm well Brendon! And if that doesn't do it there's something amiss with the steering.
I think it could Mario. Especially with the long spacer that gives a lot of leverage to help it bend. Just trying to turn the steering wheel when the car isn't moving, and you're turning the wheel will have more leverage to bend the arm than you'd have driving and turning, or hitting a bump. If it happened while driving I'd expect to see bad drag link angle that would cause bump steer. But his car has a nice flat drag link, so shouldn't have any deflection as it hit a bump to cause the arm to bend. Likely it happened sitting still, and trying to turn the wheels.Maybe I missed your post But if that arm became bent after a drive you had to feel something happening with your steering wheel. Did the steering bounce from left to right real hard ? That steering arm wouldn’t bend just dragging the tire inward.
Noted, and the spacer itself is maybe 1" in length. It's now necessary as my steering arm has the "I beam" shape going around the entire bolt hole and is just long enough to clear it. I'd have to cut that away to allow the heim joint to sit next to the flat part of the steering arm again.I'd rather have a little angle to my drag link, than use much of a spacer. I've seen this happen other times when tall spacers are used. Having half as much spacer would eliminate it likely, and I doubt you'd notice any bump steer from the slight angles.
I've used those flat bar steering arms on numerous builds for myself, and other's cars, and not had one bend yet.