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bump steer kit

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:48 pm
by Ron Gusack
I put a bump steer kit on my 70 Nova and the alignment guy adjusted it as close to the steering knuckle as he could but said it needed to be even closer. He said a stock tie rod end would be better for my car. Anybody run into this situation before?

Re: bump steer kit

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:07 pm
by MadBill
A typical bump steer kit can only move the pivot point in one direction (usually down), which may or may not be what's required. Moving the inboard end of the tie rod down does the same thing as moving the outer end up, so if the kit will fit at the inboard end, just use it there.

Not that I recommend it, but I've seen a big hammer used to 'adjust' the height of the steering arm... :roll:
Here's a useful link from another S/T thread:

Re: bump steer kit

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:44 pm
by justahoby
I had a bump steer issue in my truck with different spindles,and it was very annoying chirping of tires over railroad tracks and stuff. When I lowered it with springs it went away with the angles changing with the lower A frame and tie rod. Also I made my tie rods more even to help eliminate some...It took a long time to figure out what was better.

Re: bump steer kit

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:13 pm
by HotRodRay
Guessing wont work. Which is what happens when you duplicate somebody elses changes.

There is really no substitute for actually measuring one front wheel, and adjusting as necessary. (Both should be identical)

It is not tough, but takes a little understanding as to how its done.