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Old 02-11-2016, 07:40 PM   #36
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Do you see how lining the tie rod up with the lower control arm is incorrect? Check it out:

Oh geez....that's going to cause all sorts of issues.
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I finally took the time to install a bump steer kit and extended ball joints on my 06 Mustang GT.
I thought it would be interesting to check the bump steer first stock, then with the extended ball joints and bump steer kit just thrown on there like most people do, then with the tie rods set parallel to the control arms like many suggest and then done up right with a proper bump steer gauge.
I'm making a how to video with all the information but the short answer is this:

1) Stock is actually pretty damn good for a production car.
2) Ball joints and bump kit thrown on-no gauge is beyond terrible. Don't be that guy.
3) Tie rods set parallel to the control arms is also terrible, but much better than not trying at all.
4) Setting it properly: Priceless.

Check it out:
Bump kit thrown on, no gauge used:
https://www.facebook.com/MauiSal/vid...33931699978189

Bump steer set with a proper bump steer gauge:
https://www.facebook.com/MauiSal/vid...83588659084186

Now you know the truth....you're welcome.
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^wow. That's crazy. What tool is that?
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^wow. That's crazy. What tool is that?
That's a bump steer gauge.
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Where did you get that particular one?
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Where did you get that particular one?
That's a Longacre bumpsteer gauge.
It came with a digital indicator but I'm old school so I switched it out to a dial indicator. Works the same but one has a LCD readout and the other has an old school dial. I find the dial is more indicative of the wheels movement via the dial while the digital is just numbers changing. I like to watch the dial move. It gives you a real feel for what's happening doesn't it?

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Longacre Digital Bump Steer Gauge 79015

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Longacre Bump Steer Gauge 79005
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Thank you for the links man. Yeah I have never messed with bump steer and those videos were very eye opening. I have seen some bump steer tools but maybe I'm nuts, I don't think I've ever seen one quite as involved as this one. I think I would prefer the dial as well. This is def something I want to start looking into in mine.
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Thank you for the links man. Yeah I have never messed with bump steer and those videos were very eye opening. I have seen some bump steer tools but maybe I'm nuts, I don't think I've ever seen one quite as involved as this one. I think I would prefer the dial as well. This is def something I want to start looking into in mine.
This is actually the simplest one. My very first bump steer gauge 100 years ago had 2 dials. You had to watch them both and deduct one from the other as the wheel plate moved. Total PITA and very confusing. Longacre came out with a simplified gauge with one dial and a little wheel on the other side that takes the place of the other dial way back in the late 80's . Pure genius. It's still a laborious job but at least if you do it right, it's right. If if it is NOT done this way, the ONLY possibility is that you are going to make it worse. A LOT worse. I think I've proved that here.
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This is awesome, great job man.
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