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Old June 19th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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toe in adjustment

Hello;
I hit a rock with my right front tire this weekend and knocked the right front toe out, you can see it with your eye and the steering wheel is now off, what is the toe out on this 2011 RZR, I know there is some toe out but not sure of how much.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 02:10 PM
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Re: toe in adjustment

I'd check the right & left tie rods and suspension arms for damage first (bent?). I did something similar a few months ago and found a bent tie rod. Wound up having to replace the entire rack & pinion assembly which included the tie rods.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 06:52 PM
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Re: toe in adjustment

Checked over the fr. end and did not notice anything bent, should be able to just reset toe.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 08:53 PM
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Re: toe in adjustment

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I have described here what you can do:

http://www.rzrforums.net/general-rzr...ent-story.html

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Old June 20th, 2011, 02:11 AM
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Re: toe in adjustment

Hi, If you have or can borrow a laser measure, it's a lot easier to measure between your wheels and or tyres while doing the tie rod adjustment.For the record, I have mine toed out between tyre walls at 2mm.Steers light and well on the flat track:
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Re: toe in adjustment

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Hi, If you have or can borrow a laser measure, it's a lot easier to measure between your wheels and or tyres while doing the tie rod adjustment.
I like the idea of using a laser measure.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by smitty View Post
Hi, If you have or can borrow a laser measure, it's a lot easier to measure between your wheels and or tyres while doing the tie rod adjustment.For the record, I have mine toed out between tyre walls at 2mm.Steers light and well on the flat track:
Hope this helps
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Good idea. But it should only be toed out south of the equator, Mate, toed in north.


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Re: toe in adjustment

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Good idea. But it should only be toed out south of the equator, Mate, toed in north.


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It's ok GJronk, I only do clockwise circuits, you know, the same way our water goes down the plug hole So toe outs perfect
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Re: toe in adjustment

Why do you want it toed in?
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Why do you want it toed in?
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Who are you asking?

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Why do you want it toed in?
Yep,I don't get it either
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Re: toe in adjustment

Im just asking whoever, why would a person want the front tires toed in? I thought toed out is what its supposed to be.
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Re: toe in adjustment

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Im just asking whoever, why would a person want the front tires toed in? I thought toed out is what its supposed to be.
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Could you be suggesting that a company that has had so many poor engineering flubs and poor preparation of product to be delivered including often sending out new units toed out 1", really knows what is the best alignment?

I toe in my car (which gets 70,000 miles on tires), toe in my Yamaha Grizzly (which will get 12,000 miles on Bighorns), and live north of the equator. I don't know, anyway, that a slight toe out or in matters much. The RZR is always bouncing, turning, tilting, accellerating, braking, and has varied weights on it, so the toe is probably rarely the same when in use anyway.

I really suspect it's arbitrary as my toe is only about 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch and runs straight as an arrow in dirt or on pavement at 50 mph.

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Re: toe in adjustment

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Quote: Originally Posted by srt20 View Post
Im just asking whoever, why would a person want the front tires toed in? I thought toed out is what its supposed to be.
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Could you be suggesting that a company that has had so many poor engineering flubs and poor preparation of product to be delivered including often sending out new units toed out 1", really knows what is the best alignment?

I toe in my car (which gets 70,000 miles on tires), toe in my Yamaha Grizzly (which will get 12,000 miles on Bighorns), and live north of the equator. I don't know, anyway, that a slight toe out or in matters much. The RZR is always bouncing, turning, tilting, accellerating, braking, and has varied weights on it, so the toe is probably rarely the same when in use anyway.

I really suspect it's arbitrary as my toe is only about 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch and runs straight as an arrow in dirt or on pavement at 50 mph.

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I think there is no real comparison from a street car to the RZR. I agree that it not as critical on the RZR, but through a bit of fooling around with front end suspension and steering for our style of racing,a little toe out seems to turn better than toe in.Such is it too with the V8 touring cars here,although a lot more critical.For general trail riding,I would say it has very little bearing also, but should be within cooee..not an inch out.All should be checked from new, and on a regular basis, as with a basic maintainence schedule.It does blow me away how the dealers do not go through this stuff on pre delivery,just plain lazy I would say...happens under the equator too!
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Re: toe in adjustment

I have experimented with both and I found toe in does well on the berms and tight trails but toed out seems to be better for my all around riding, jumping and high speed hard pack. If you look at the rzr logo at the top of the forum the rzr they show has uneven toeing...seems like the drivers side is toed out more just like my rzr from the factory.
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