Trailing arms? - Page 2 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Exclusive Vendor Discussions > Massive Speed

Massive Speed Discuss about forced induction upgrades and performance tuning for your Ford Focus.
Sponsored By: Massive Speed


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #11
K Dog
FF Affiliate
 
K Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Fan#: 23554
Location: Chi-Town, IL
What I Drive: Car

Posts: 1,226
FF Reputation: 10 K Dog Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
^^^ :d
K Dog is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-23-2013, 05:58 PM   #12
Levi05
Focus Enthusiast
 
Levi05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89386
Location: Salt Lake, UT
What I Drive: 2005 Liquid Gray ST

Posts: 96
FF Reputation: 1 Levi05 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'll stick with the stock ones then.

So how exactly do they affect the toe while driving? More? Less? And how would adjusting the toe with the adjustable toe links affect the driving dynamics?
__________________
Why? Because you can.
Levi05 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #13
teamDFL
Focus Fanatic
 
teamDFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Fan#: 92060
Location: Apex, NC
What I Drive: 2001 ZX3, 2012 SE Sport Hatchback

Posts: 2,535
FF Reputation: 6 teamDFL Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The different links that attach to the trailing arm travel in different arcs. So they push and pull the arm in and out as they travel. This creates the dynamic toe change that makes the Focus feel so fun and playful compared to many other compact cars.

Putting bearing end toe links like the ones Massive sells (I run their links, FWIW) means that there is no bushing compliance when that link pushes on the arm. I haven't plotted the exact arcs, but the toe link is in front of rear wheel, so compliance in that link will most likely cause toe in. Rear toe in causes more understeer, so adding these links should cause the car to be sharper on turn in as it will reduce the toe in caused by the bushing compliance.

I am sure an engineer could plot it all out for, do the force vectors and the rest of the stuff, but I believe that I have the direction of things correct even if I cannot quantify the magnitude nor explain the exact mechanics that cause what is going on.
__________________
Rich aka Dr. Bilkenstein, the three footed hobbit
Rally Revolution #21
teamDFL is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.