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How to measure caster?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigCountryx, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    Can it be measured from the kingpin cover? Seems like the best place would be a flat surface 90* to the kingpins. I'm thinking a driveline anglefinder on top of my x-over steering arm would work. :confused:
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    All the research i did tells me no.
    I was all about measuring it when i relocated and lengthened my front shackles, but everywhere i looked for the info told me that it can not be accuratly measured without an alignment rack.

    Anyone else have any thoughts?
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You are correct, you CAN measure for caster angle using an angle finder on the steering arm of a D60. The reason being is because it is 90* to the king pin centerline as you said.
     

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