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Steering Arm selection?

I've got a long arm on my box but curious about the Akermann affect from differing steering arms. Is one length better or worse for street or track driving?

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The 12.7:1 can be too quick if you have the shortest outer arms and the long pitman.
My favorite setup is a 12.7:1 box with short pitman and short outer arms
Not sure it answers your question but maybe a direction. Check out his site for lots of info.

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The 12.7:1 can be too quick if you have the shortest outer arms and the long pitman.
My favorite setup is a 12.7:1 box with short pitman and short outer arms
Not sure it answers your question but maybe a direction. Check out his site for lots of info.
Well, I've got 10.5/1, the longest pitman and the shortest arms... 😁

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I've got a long arm on my box but curious about the Akermann affect from differing steering arms. Is one length better or worse for street or track driving?
The long outer arms should increase Ackerman a little. I havenít checked the numbers for a first gen Ackerman but I suspect being rear steer, itís not bad & much better than a second gen front steer.

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I've got a long arm on my box but curious about the Akermann affect from differing steering arms. Is one length better or worse for street or track driving?
The long outer arms should increase Ackerman a little. I haven’t checked the numbers for a first gen Ackerman but I suspect being rear steer, it’s not bad & much better than a second gen front steer.
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