Did you know that lowering a vehicle or altering its caster and/or camber can lead to unsafe driving conditions? It's true. These modifications can cause a dynamic change in "toe-in" and "toe-out" as the suspension articulates through its range of motion.
When the suspension is lowered or caster and/or camber is altered, the position of the steering arm is changed.
This in turn can lead to undesirable steering input as the tie rod, steering arm and suspension are all affected in different ways depending on suspension geometry.
Simple maneuvers, such as hard braking, cornering, or traveling over road-surface irregularities, compress the suspension and compromise the tie rod's movement by pushing it to the limit of its articulation range as it attempts to track the arc of the steering arm.
As suspension movement is altered, a sudden change in "toe in"/"toe out" can occur, unsettling the suspension and giving the vehicle a tendency to dart. This is bump steer.
Baer Trackers; solve the problem. The pin-height-adjustable tie rods allow compensation for ride height and suspension geometry changes, enabling an optimal range of articulation.
If your business involves suspension or camber/caster modifications, this is one issue you and your customers need to be aware of.
If any of this is unclear, or you have comments, please call the us at (602) 233-1411