[DMCForum] Re: Speak slowly, use small words (On Topic)
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[DMCForum] Re: Speak slowly, use small words (On Topic)



Thanks for the pictures Dave.

The wear is smooth just like in that picture.

I noted that the picture for "toe" doesn't appear to show a wear
pattern at all but states that the picture is an indication of
incorrect toe. What am I supposed to be seeing?

Thanks,

Rich

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Stragand" <dave.stragand@xxxx>
wrote:
> Sounds like camber, as long as the lug wear is smooth. If
it's "feathering",
> meaning the lugs have taken on a wedge shape, then it's probably
toe.

> A -good- alignment tech can fix just about any problem, but pretty
much the
> D is just adjustable on the toe if I recall correctly.  There are
special
> ball joints available that allow you to set the camber on non-
adjustable
> vehicles.

> This page has some tire wear pics for you.
> http://www.shorelandr.com/pages/o_tirewear.html

> -Dave
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cruznmd [mailto:racuti1@xxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 2:10 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] Speak slowly, use small words (On Topic)
>
>
> Someone please explain DeLorean steering geometry to me. I am
> familiar with some terms: Toe, caster and camber.
>
> Due to the wear on the inner edges of my tires, I suspect they are
> pointed like this:   //  \\  (If you're looking at the car head-on)
>
> Instead of: ||   ||  (Ditto)
>
> Which of the above 3 is responsible for this, and is it adjustable
in
> the DeLorean?
>
> My new tie-rod ends will be here soon and I'm going to take it to
the
> alignment joint up the road Friday morning. Before I do, I want to
> know if I have something else that's really wrong.
>
> I have read the tech section of DMC news and a few other places and
> find the explanations lacking.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich A.
> #5335
>
>
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