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Figure 33-24. Toe-in
on the tires. The natural tendency of the wheel is to
toe-in is adjustable by changing the length of the tie
rotate like a cone around this point. If both front wheels
rod(s).
are forced to follow a straight path by the motion of the
vehicle, there is a continual tendency for tires to slip
33-22. Tracking. Tracking (fig. 33-25) is the ability of the
away from each other. Toed-in wheels tend to travel
vehicle to maintain a right angle between the centerline
toward each other and counteract this condition. By
of the vehicle and both the front and rear axles or
properly relating camber and toe-in, tire wear is reduced
spindles. If this angle is off, the vehicle will appear to be
to a minimum, the motion of the wheel is balanced
going sideways down a straight road. This problem could
between two opposing forces, and pull on the steering
be caused by shifted or broken leaf springs or a bent or
mechanism
is
reduced.
The
amount
of
broken
rear
axle
or
control
arms.
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