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    Is 30 degrees in each direction on the uprights enough travel in a spherical bearing with mis-alinement bushings for steering a small single seat buggy?
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    Others will pipe in but wheel base will make a big differance so for others sake telling the length of the wheelbase if you know it will help.
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    Sorry, We're looking at approx. 88" wheel base with a track of 48".
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    I also see that the 60 degrees included is about max angle on most rod ends.
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    Are you sure that's your correct wheel base?
    That seems super long for a car that only has a 48" track width.
    If you plan to run Ackerman you'll need to turn the outer wheel around 25.5* and the inner approx. 32.5* (with that wheel base) This would only leave 1* at either end of your steering before you max out the joints in the HMS.
    Also, where your a arms attach to the spindle uprights the rod ends would need to angle back around 5 or 6* in order to get the max out of the joints.
    Even if you run Ackerman 58 total degrees is plenty, but the trick is designing it to utilize the full 58 without maxing out the joint.
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    After further checking the width is more like 58" (depending on wheel offset). Is the wheel base to long?? in terms of a smaller machine. How do you figure out turn radius? I thought the inside wheel on a turn would be more than 30 degrees from straight. Any explination would be appriciated. Thanx.
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    that should be plenty of steering angle.
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    I calculate you'll have a 13' turning radius if you put in Ackermann.
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    It would be 11 if measured to the rear wheel instead of the front. That is based on the inside tire being at 33.5 degrees and the outside at 26, distance between steering pivots, 48", 88" wheel base.

    45 on the inside and 33 on the outside gives 7.3'.
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