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Posted by Paul on January 28, 2000 at 09:42:42:

In Reply to: Re: Some description (long) posted by matt on January 28, 2000 at 06:07:03:

: thanks for your reply. very helpful and clear

: if i am specifically trying to reduce tramlining, would the best/cheapest thing to do first be to adjust the play on the steering box?

: if that doesn't work, what components is it recommended should be changed? thrust arms and/or control arms and/or tie rods?

: are these things that would ever need replacing if i wasn't trying to reduce tramlining?

: thanks!

: matt

Don't adjust (tighten up) that gear box unless you have really determined it to be the cause of your problem. Insufficient internal adjustment will initiate and accelerate premature wear and failure. My take on tramlining is that it is more a function of tire and suspension specification, not to be confused with "wander" and "slop" which develop from normal steering component wear.


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