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Front End - "Toe-In", "Toe-Out" or set for "Zero Toe"???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Front End - \"Toe-In\", \"Toe-Out\" or set for \"Zero Toe\"???

    Hi guys....

    Just looking for a quick answer....I measured my toe settings on the front, and I'm currently about 1/4" Toe-OUT.

    I am tempted to set it to ZERO-toe, but I thought I'd ask someone here first.



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    Re: Front End -

    Greg,

    Set it "toe in" at about 1/8" to 1/4".

    ....works for me!

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    Re: Front End -

    Think that "toe out" might be the cause of some weird "pulling" on the street???



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    Re: Front End - \"Toe-In\", \"Toe-Out\" or set for \"Zero Toe\"???

    make it 1/16 toe in and it will run straight and not eat tires.

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    Re: Front End -

    It sure wouldn't help.

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    Re: Front End - \"Toe-In\", \"Toe-Out\" or set for \"Zero Toe\"???

    I've got 1/4" toe-in with the 36" TSLs, and get the wobble of death once and awhile... I might back that off to 1/8" or even 1/16". Just my .02

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    Re: Front End - \"Toe-In\", \"Toe-Out\" or set for \"Zero Toe\"???

    <font color=blue>Set it 1/8-1/4" in, as you go down the road, the tires will actually "toe out" a few degrees
     
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    Re: Front End - \"Toe-In\", \"Toe-Out\" or set for \"Zero Toe\"???

    Where exactly do you measure to figure out this 1/4" toe in? I'm about to put my front axle together with the crossover steering and need advice on how to get the toe set correctly. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Front End - \"Toe-In\", \"Toe-Out\" or set for \"Zero Toe\"???

    Use a tape measure from the leading edges of the tires, and then measure the trailing edge of the tires. The trailing edge should measure abuot 1/4" wider... Hope that helps... [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Re: Front End - \"Toe-In\", \"Toe-Out\" or set for \"Zero Toe\"???

    make a line around the circumference in the centre of each tire,
    measure the distance side to side, as stated above, at the frontmost and rearmost point of the tire
    subtract the 2 to get toe number

    as too what to aim for,
    with wide swampers and city or off road driving i would toe out, better turning radius and turn in

    highway, you just shouldnt be there with swamps



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