[DML] Re: Front End shimmy
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[DML] Re: Front End shimmy



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "seanhagan" <seanhagan@xxxx> 
wrote:
>
> I made a post earlier about the suspension... I still have another 
> problem to solve. 
> 
> I've been noticing that when I roll my car up on ramps, that my front 
> passenger side wheel (if the driver's side wheel is straight) seems to 
> be turned a little. While I am confident that my wheels are no longer 
> round and are out of balance, I am concerned about this. Is this 
> simply an alignment issue? or is this something different or is this 
> normal?
> 
> Additionally, while it may be the tires/balance causing this, I have a 
> pretty bad shimmy at 65+ MPH 
> 
> What are your thoughts?
>

A slight toe-in is necessary for proper handling and drivability.. If the 
wheels were perfectly parallel then the car would have no tracking 
whatsoever and drift everywhere if you let go of the wheel as opposed 
to continuing to track straight. If the toe-in is extremely noticable 
though, then you probably need an alignment. It will also cause 
excessive tire wear. Can't really answer if it would cause a shimmy or 
not though. About all I can say is.. possibly.

Chris
VIN# 3209
http://badger.brazi.net/index.pl/delorean








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