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munch

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Front Suspension
« on: August 23, 2021, 12:58:50 PM »
As some know I have a 1930 Chevy Coach as in the upper banner. I started a new project of a truck build mainly because I am not comfortable driving the 30 as the steering is a bit squirrely. It has a Kungel IFS which I have had the alinement checked, talked to the company about air pressure, etc. It is so responsive, there is the tendency to oversteer. This is more so at higher speeds. Like a go cart on steroids. I added a power rack because I tow a trailer and that seemed to make matters worse. I love my car, but would like to feel safe and wanted to ask you guys your opinions.

Have you experienced this with similar cars? Are their more stable front clips?

I appreciate the help, I want to drive my car.   

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Re: Front Suspension
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 03:16:59 PM »
I'm not an expert by no means....but one spec you could check is the castor...from what I understand more positive caster might help you?  Power steering and manual steering call for different castor.

Check out this article..

https://suspensionsecrets.co.uk/caster-2/
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Re: Front Suspension
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2021, 04:00:55 PM »
I have a Kugel IFS in my 32 and I'm running 4 degrees positive caster and it handles and tracks like a dream. Your supposed to set the caster when you weld the front end in place but they allow for extra adjustment by moving the shims in the upper A arms. Take a look at the attached PDF file...


 
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Re: Front Suspension
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2021, 05:59:46 PM »
I have a Kugel IFS in my 32 and I'm running 4 degrees positive caster and it handles and tracks like a dream. Your supposed to set the caster when you weld the front end in place but they allow for extra adjustment by moving the shims in the upper A arms. Take a look at the attached PDF file...
Thanks EDNY and Moose. I took this PDF printout to the old school guy that aligned the front end, but he said I don't need that. He seems to be the only one around that will work on the car.

 


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