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PostSubject: direct steer?   Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:01 pm

kk guys so i dont wanna sound stupid Razz but what is direct steer? ive heard alot of racers do it and i just wanted to no what exactly you have to do? im working on a racer and wondering if i should do it. If any of you are youtubers and could make a vid or some pics itd be reallly really really really appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: direct steer?   Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:10 pm

i just recently made a racer my self wich was pretty fun. direct steering is different from the steering on a regular tractor. normaly there is two gears that then one is connected to a rod which connects your steering linkage to your axle. with direct steering there are now gears there is just a rod that has the steering arm from it down to the axle. so imagine torque there are the two gears and the arm that comes from the bottom of the frame for steering, picture taking out the gears and running a straight steering shaft and at the end of it a piece of flat stock with a hole welded onto it at 90 degrees with your steering arm connected to that. i know im not good at explaining thinngs so if you just didnt understand a word i just said go onto and go under "builds"and you will find every build has direct steer , hope that helped
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PostSubject: Re: direct steer?   Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:05 pm

Direct steering has no slop- its instant - on a racing tractor if it had any sort of slop in the steering- theyd crash at the speeds they run . They also put the front axle at 10 degrees for easier steering - some also make adjustable spindles to lean the wheels in or out for better handling.

Heres a direct steer setup:

Ive been reserching stuff like this for a while to build my new modifed tractor correctly - stock just wont cut it.

Direct steer can aslo be applied to an offroad tractor as well.
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PostSubject: Re: direct steer?   Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

looks good I used to race go karts. know all about them damn tricky ass spindles u adjust them to far and u wouldnt get shit in the race. adjust them just right and u where up front. what u planin on with motor and rear axle for this mod?
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