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    Hey guys,

    Running a fair bit of Castor in the front of my ke causing the front wheels to scrape on or bend the guard. When cutting the corner of the front arch off do you have to run that little strut that holds the guard to the chassis? or can you completely get rid of it? How much do you need to cut off? Anyone got pics?

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    you cut off as much as you need to, to run as much castor as you want. dpmt meed that mount. you dont need pictures. get the angle grinder and start cutting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton View Post
    you cut off as much as you need to, to run as much castor as you want. dpmt meed that mount. you dont need pictures. get the angle grinder and start cutting!
    best answer ever

    start cutting, you'll know when youve cut enough....cuase it wont rub....

    also why run so much castor! make the steering so heavy.

    make sure you paint where you have cut, so it doesnt rust.

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    i have just upped my castor massively, and the stearing is sooooooo much lighter than it was ... not sure why, was expecting a little heavier...



    Quote Originally Posted by ke70dave View Post
    best answer ever

    start cutting, you'll know when youve cut enough....cuase it wont rub....

    also why run so much castor! make the steering so heavy.

    make sure you paint where you have cut, so it doesnt rust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantapants View Post
    i have just upped my castor massively, and the stearing is sooooooo much lighter than it was ... not sure why, was expecting a little heavier...
    then maybe u didnt up you castor

    or you fiddled with the toe settings, or put different steering arms in as well?

    either way more castor = heavier steering, more grip and win
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    maybe he means steering is lighter for drifting because the wheel will do most of the work itself
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    changed to brand new tune agent castor rods... shortened by about an inch... basically set as short as possible.

    nothing else was changed and the car def needs a decent wheel alignment, but yeah much muahch lighter on the stearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resol View Post

    either way more castor = heavier steering, more grip and win
    There is a diminishing return though, just because 4 deg is better than 1 deg, it doesn't necessarily follow that 8 deg will be better again. I wouldn't go dialling in 10 deg of pos caster straight away and cutting the guards to suit. Try 4 deg, then 5 and see if there is any discernable benefit. If there isn't leave it. If there is, go another degree and see if there is any improvement again. Etc.

    Too much caster as well as being a waste of time, will pull the outside of the LCA forward too much causing the arm to bind and flog out the bush. You might find that this happens before the handling stops improving, meaning you need to mod the LCA pivot.

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    ^^True, or get rose jointed arms + tie rod ends.
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    i know its a noob question but what is castor?
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