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    I just think that is what Gene and the original post was referring to..
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    We agree to disagree then. Can't argue with sucess either way - just point out different ways to do it successfully . . .

    I'll add to what Bug said in this edit - see my thread in Another Mini for my front end design by F1Prerun.

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    Standfast, I hope you dont mind me using this quote of yours from another post. I was hoping you can tell me if I am understanding this right ... The spindle should be mounted as close to the centerline of the lower A arm. Or you could say the center of the wheel should be as close to the centerline of the lower arm. Am I close?

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    Not sure what spindle/hub/upright combo you are gonna use but you may consider running a shorter upper arm to get your KPI correct while keeping your outer lower pivot as close to the tire centerline as possible to cut down on camber change in a turn and to cut down on leverage on the snout/heim/bolt.
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    I think what he's saying is push the lower arm's heim as close to the tire centerline as possible. This way your spindle isn't hanging out creating a huge lever. An offset Wheel can help keep this to a minimum. With front steer and Ackerman the steering arm's heim will probably be what limits how deep you can go. In this drawing look how close the steering heim comes to the rotor.

    Here's a pic. to go with the attachment
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    Good diagram RickS. Why not run the tie rod heil in the same orientation as the A-arm? Just wanna know . . .
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    On this design the heim spacers would max out going the other way. Personally I like to see them this way. It's a strong simple double shear mount on the heim.
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    RcTek - Radio Controlled Model Car Handling Main Section Page


    I just bookmarked this link so I can go back and reference it. This is really helpful information since I have a number of RC cars already - Fantastic Knowledge base to build from - Thanks a ton!!!!
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