Rat Rods Rule / Undead Sleds - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007!

Go Back   Rat Rods Rule / Undead Sleds - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007! > Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A

Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A All things... Frame/Suspension/Brake

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-31-2018, 10:53 PM
offroadrolls's Avatar
offroadrolls offroadrolls is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North side of Deer Mountain
Posts: 862
Default toe in question

Where is toe in measured from? If the spec says "1/8" toe in" is it supposed to be measure from the rim or the tread of the tire? I would think an 1/8" at the rim would naturally be more at the tread of the tire and visa versa.
__________________
Hot things look just like Cold things

Offroadrolls build:

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23696

42 Chevy PU build:
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthr...ht=42+chevy+pu
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-01-2018, 07:49 AM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is online now
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 10,122
Default

The alignment shops use to use the rim, If they still do.
I made a toe bar tool out of 3/4"x 3/4" square tubing. It has two 12" vertical pieces and a 6' long horizontal. They are welded together to make a long U shape
I put one side against the rear side of a tire and measure the other then, move the tool to the front side of the same tire and measure the other side.
This measurement will be 1/8" more than the rear to get 1/8" toe.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg Toe tool.jpg (25.8 KB, 63 views)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-07-2018, 11:49 PM
donsrods's Avatar
donsrods donsrods is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: fort myers florida
Posts: 9,963
Default

Yep, I just run a tape measure at the very back of the tire and then set the front to be between 1/16th and 1/8th of an inch less. That gives a pretty close toe in for a straight axled car. I measure the actual rubber of the tire, not the wheel, and I pick a tread to use as my measuring spot.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-08-2018, 11:08 AM
bob w bob w is offline
Still crazy after all these years!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 8,884
Default

ditto, donsrods
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-08-2018, 11:46 AM
MercuryMac's Avatar
MercuryMac MercuryMac is offline
Builder Junky!
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern Alberta, Canada.
Posts: 2,407
Default

I also use the tire tread to measure from.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-08-2018, 07:35 PM
smallfoot's Avatar
smallfoot smallfoot is offline
He's rockin' the "Nuttin Special"!
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Flawda Flats
Posts: 5,045
Default

Tread measured here too...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-08-2018, 10:41 PM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is online now
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 10,122
Default

Tread would be the easiest.
I made the tool when I was asphalt circle trackin. The slicks didn't have tread
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Rat Rods Rule Inc.