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Walt Gifford

Yes, that’s right as I mentioned in my post above. I wouldn’t be too concerned about the ackerman effect of the steering arms as long as it’s the same on both sides. Most of the ackerman effect is caused by the pitman arm on the steering column anyway. Ackerman sets a different radius for each wheel but it’s main function is to help make a height difference on the front wheels which can mostly be dialed in with caster. I’ve never heard of anyone tuning with ackerman and I would bet all modern aftermarket spindles would be pretty darn close to what you had before.


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