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I don't want stock measurements but I'd like to see what most people here set theres at when they did a SOA or turned the knuckles, etc.
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On my FJ40 the caster on the cut and turned SOA is +4 degrees.

I am not sure where I will end up on the Dana 60s for the new project <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Nolen.. I think you have your caster signs reversed. Positive caster is required. Negative caster is bad. Positive caster is defined as the axis of the kingpin tilted to the rear.
 

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When I first did mine it was -12 now is is a nice +4
And steering is nice and easy :)
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Roger that! <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">

Looks like leaning the "kingpins" back by 3.5 degrees on the hybrid frontend I am finishing up for sixgun will work out just fine.
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I keep hearing that +6 degrees is about right for the Dana 60, kingpin style axles -- a little more caster than most of us put on our Cruiser axles. Anyone with Dana's care to respond with their experiences.

Nolen, I am assuming that Sunray set your new axle up with a +6 degree caster. Is that correct?

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c&t to a 4 deg pos caster on a lc front end <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Medusa:
<STRONG>I keep hearing that +6 degrees is about right for the Dana 60, kingpin style axles -- a little more caster than most of us put on our Cruiser axles. Anyone with Dana's care to respond with their experiences.

Nolen, I am assuming that Sunray set your new axle up with a +6 degree caster. Is that correct?

I sure learn a lot from this BB -- thanks folks, you are great! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
You are correct 6* + caster, it tracks soooooo good on the road with the SR and proper caster.

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Dave when I got my alignment at the tire shop the max and min were on the report it was max 6deg.+ min 2deg.+ I told Rick that I wasnt sure and I found that paper.That is on a Jeep and those are stock dimensions. even though I run d44

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It kind of sucks hearing this now since I just finished my front and set it at + 2*.What is stock *. I was running about -2 to 3* before the soa and it sucked on the road. I was always blaming it on the boggers but I think it may have been the caster now.
 

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Sweet!! Tankota we'll go with your idea of using the existing perches and the shims I'm currently employing in my front end.....I've blown $40.00 in perches in the last 2 months and people are starting to look at me funny. It sounds like +3 1/2 deg will put us right on the money and like you mentioned, we won't have to deal with bending U bolts to get the short side snug.
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Originally posted by Sixgun:
<STRONG>Sweet!! Tankota we'll go with your idea of using the existing perches and the shims
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Watch those damn Aluminum shims, mine lasted 2 rides and they were flat as a pancake! Made my Ubolt loosen up and I broke both center leaf spring pins.

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I hear ya Wngrog, but unfortunatley I can't seem to get away from the damn things, I haven't squashed one yet, but I'll keep a close eye on the U bolts.
 
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