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Steering help

Printed From: Official Baja SAE Forums
Category: General
Forum Name: Design Discussion
Forum Description: Discuss Design, Tech, Cost, and related issues
Printed Date: May/24/2019 at 12:48pm

Topic: Steering help
Posted By: Nithin97
Subject: Steering help
Date Posted: Jun/02/2018 at 2:45pm
Is there any specific angle that has to be given to the tie rods while connecting it to the steering arms?Does the tie rods bind and get inverted if placed inline with the steering arm?

Posted By: Andy.R
Date Posted: Jun/09/2018 at 8:02pm
What you are referring to is overcentering. Overcentering can be pretty detrimental to the suspension assembly. When designing your geometry, it would do well to check and see how close you get to the point of overcentering. If the parts have already been manufactured, I'd recommend throwing in a steering stop (essentially a rubber block) to prevent the upright from turning far enough to overcenter. 

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