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post #1 of 5 Old 08-24-2006, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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How much toe-in is too much?

I just measured my toe-in, and the front of the tires are about 1/4" closer than the rear of the tires. Is this too much? If so, what kind of issues would I be seeing? Or is this the upper limits of "normal"? Could this contribute to the DW? I know if there isn't enough toe-in, this contributes to it, so, is it logical to believe that too much is just as much of an omen?
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-24-2006, 02:30 PM
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I just measured my toe-in, and the front of the tires are about 1/4" closer than the rear of the tires. Is this too much? If so, what kind of issues would I be seeing? Or is this the upper limits of "normal"? Could this contribute to the DW? I know if there isn't enough toe-in, this contributes to it, so, is it logical to believe that too much is just as much of an omen?
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Yeah it's too much. It'll increase your tire wear, doubt if it will induce death wobble.

Here's a good write-up: http://4x4xplor.com/alignment.html

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-25-2006, 09:28 AM
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I think the appropriate toe-in is 1/8 of an inch....Follow the link, it is easy to do.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-25-2006, 09:38 AM
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In general terms, it will still steer ok with a lot of toe in, but not steer well at all with any toe OUT.
While experimenting I ran it all the way to 1/2" IN (that's a lot.) Drove extremely well at that setting, but it would wear the tires very quickly if left that way. The other side effect was the jeep wanted to dart in any direction except go straight on wet roads. Because the tires were scrubbing one or the other would tend to lose traction easily. Felt great on the dry though. 1/4 to 1/8 seems to steer best, 1/8 to 0 is optimal for tire wear. Mine is at about 3/16 now.
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