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



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Qume Fox" <qumefox@xxxx> wrote:
>
> --- 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
>
If the driver's side is straight, and then the passenger side would 
be toe out.

Sean







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