extending steering lock
Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:32 PM
im after gaining more steering lock on my 520i and the easiest way to gain this is extending the pitman and idler arm, ive seen people just weld bits in to extend it, to me thats a massive no no
what my main question is did another model be it a v8 or something have longer arms failing that and i ask very nicely could people measure the arms from the inner pivot point to the outer pivot point so i can get some numbers and see if theres any difference
im going to go throu the parts numbers to see if theres a difference but that still dont give me measurements which is the problem
Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:22 PM
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:48 PM
but you are right eventually i will need to extend the track width (either longer arms or move the mounting points outwards) or spacers and/or lower et wheels
but i want to eventually make my suspension adjustable for camber caster so i can set up camber angles when on part or full lock to gain more front end grip were i spend most of my time and other things but you have to go in deep to explain it better
Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:39 PM
I'm having the same problem, iv cut off my lock stops but the system its self has maxed out. a essayer way around it from what i can see is to extend the arm that comes out of the steering unit and the same to the guide one on the other side. this will give more travel for the steering mine arm and also doing this you don't have to touch the knuckles.
am i even close to being right? lol
the lock on there no with just lock stops taken out is pretty pathetic i think. only trouble after doing something like this is we are very very close to going over center.
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