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airkooledchris
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: some light rubbing after drop spindles Reply with quote

67 beetle, drum brakes, ball joints, installed CB performance drop spindles.... no other mods currently.

the drivers side tire is apparently rubbing the clamps for the sway bar.
if you look really closely it looks to be doing it on the passenger side as well, but only juuuust slightly.

do I need to go to an aftermarket sway like Aicooled.net sells to avoid that, or is there a trick people usually do to avoid it?

maybe it's something that will correct itself (hah!) when an alignment is done. the car pulls ever so slightly to the right now after all was said and done. without looking into the alignment part much yet, is that as simple as shortening the tie rod end on the drivers side and lengthening the one on the passenger?

thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could fix the problem via the steering stops. Coming off of the steering box, there is the pitman arm that moves the tie rods to steer your vehicle. Near the pitman arm there's 2 screws that limit the movement of the pitman arm. If you screw those screws in or out it will allow the pitman arm to move a little more or less to the left or right.

Adjust those out and look at where the tire is rubbing. It sounds like you just need to limit the steering a hair.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, ill take a look later tonight and see if that does it.
I thought perhaps simply not turning as far right/left would be enough, but forcing it to stop short of the rubbing point seems like a better idea.
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