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83 Subaru Leone 4dr 4WD
As said in my Previous article, Fender Cutting, I installed custom adjustable radius rods. This is to change the horrid negative caster to positive. Here is a picture that try's to explain why this is a good mod.
So now you know why, this is how I done it:
The one problem I ran into while doing this is when you push the control arm forward the holes no longer line directly up with the radius rod mount to the body. So the newly drilled hole needed to be slotted so as I could adjust the rod. Once this was done I bolted them in, set them to 25mm longer (I found this to be a good compromise between positive caster and added angle to the driveshafts). I also found I needed to jack the wheel forward to fit the rod which is a minimum of 19mm longer.
This is standard rod versus Toyota rod at 25mm longer.
Doing this radius rod mod I gained positive caster which is good for driving hard and fast and also very good for dirt roads and sand. I also didn't need to cut or bash the fender or fender wall to fit my 27" M/T tyres. My large tyres do however rub on the battery tray area in the guard.
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