PDA

View Full Version : how do you increase steering angle?



driftingmustang
04-13-2008, 01:46 AM
how do you increase the steering angle that your wheels can turn since sn95 mustangs (94-04) are so piss poor?

SRT Handz
04-13-2008, 03:00 AM
03/04 Cobra A-Arms.... I did them and you can ACTUALLY do U-Turns after.... they improve the turning circle approximately 10% on 1994-98 Mustangs. Plus you get 50% stiffer rear bushings and low friction ball joints.

i would recommend this mod to ANYONE not going with coilovers

http://www.buyfordracing.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=534

driftingmustang
04-13-2008, 03:13 AM
thanks, but i already did that and i need even more angle, lol.

SRT Handz
04-13-2008, 03:44 AM
thanks, but i already did that and i need even more angle, lol.


Sorry, i can no more ideas.... the Steering is being limited by the Wheel hitting the Control Arm.

Just learn to drive better with what you got :dunno:

96GT
04-13-2008, 07:33 AM
You only can go with a tubular setup from there, but the increase in turning radius is minimal at best.

driftingmustang
04-13-2008, 11:07 AM
thanks, but i already did that and i need even more angle, lol.


Sorry, i can no more ideas.... the Steering is being limited by the Wheel hitting the Control Arm.

Just learn to drive better with what you got :dunno:
damn, so does that mean the wider my rims the less turning angle i have????

cntchds
04-13-2008, 11:44 AM
Only if you aren't getting the steering wheel to the lock. If you can make it all the way to the lock then you shouldn't be hitting anything. I need to do that sometime. I hate how horrible the turn radius is on my car. I have to do a multiple point turn almost every time I do a U-turn. :wall:

Paul
04-13-2008, 11:55 AM
Why exactly do you need so much steering angle anyway?

SRT Handz
04-13-2008, 12:07 PM
Why exactly do you need so much steering angle anyway?


+1

I just learned and adapted to the Mustangs Turning Radius

Paul
04-13-2008, 12:13 PM
Other than doing a U-turn or other very slow-speed maneuver, there is no need to go full lock on a Mustang's steering.

driftingmustang
04-13-2008, 12:38 PM
Other than doing a U-turn or other very slow-speed maneuver, there is no need to go full lock on a Mustang's steering.
my name is driftingmustang for a reason, lol.

theres a couple times drifting that i am damn sure i could have gotten more angle and sustained it without spinning out if my steering had more angle. instead i spin out(not like i was the only one though, the 240sx i was up against spun out too, lol)

cntchds
04-13-2008, 01:16 PM
Other than doing a U-turn or other very slow-speed maneuver, there is no need to go full lock on a Mustang's steering.

True, but being so horrible with directions U-turns are pretty familiar. :) It would just be easier, and less embarrassing to be able to do a U-turn in one foul swoop. :P

94Pro-5.0
04-13-2008, 01:34 PM
just floor it and let the over steer tdo the rest :thumb:

Paul
04-13-2008, 01:49 PM
If you're full-lock, then you're doing something wrong.

SRT Handz
04-13-2008, 02:54 PM
Full Lock while Drifting?!?!? Yeah Right. Even when you are fully sideways in Countersteer mode there is no way you are going full lock

driftingmustang
04-13-2008, 03:43 PM
Full Lock while Drifting?!?!? Yeah Right. Even when you are fully sideways in Countersteer mode there is no way you are going full lock
i have full locked many a time to switch directions quikly mid drift. (drift right then be drifting left, uber fun). hell, ive once got some sick ass angle round a turn full lock.

yes, in drifting, you will somtimes find your self at full lock, especially with such piss poor turning angle

SRT Handz
04-13-2008, 04:58 PM
Buy a Hachi.....

Paul
04-13-2008, 08:41 PM
i have full locked many a time to switch directions quikly mid drift. (drift right then be drifting left, uber fun). hell, ive once got some sick ass angle round a turn full lock.

yes, in drifting, you will somtimes find your self at full lock, especially with such piss poor turning angle

I demand video of you and your drifting skills. Otherwise, I call BS.

ReplicaR
04-13-2008, 09:00 PM
Hey, DriftingMustang

Check out the board over at the www.drift50.com. Those guys built a daily driven fox that they adopted for drifting.

94Pro-5.0
04-13-2008, 09:06 PM
Hey, DriftingMustang

Check out the board over at the www.drift50.com. Those guys built a daily driven fox that they adopted for drifting.


thats badass

SRT Handz
04-14-2008, 02:22 AM
I am calling BS on the Locking Wheel Drifting Because i was just out tonight trying to Get sideways and Lock my steering.... I was SIDEWAYS and still had lots of turning

driftingmustang
04-14-2008, 05:37 PM
srry, dont have any vids. ill be going to the track (and stop the street crap) this summer so youll see those vids. that i promise.

by the way, im not that skilled yet. still a complete noob. but i have been at points where i have fully locked the wheel (once or twice making it) but 90% of the time i wind up spinning out.

SRT Handz
04-14-2008, 06:13 PM
Watch "The Drift Bible"... it will help you :hammer:

driftingmustang
04-14-2008, 06:53 PM
Watch "The Drift Bible"... it will help you :hammer:
already have........well, the first 10 minutes atleast. should sit down and watch the whole thing some time i suppose.

SRT Handz
04-14-2008, 08:24 PM
already have........well, the first 10 minutes atleast. should sit down and watch the whole thing some time i suppose.


Pssss, And you call yourself a "Drifter" :nonono: :nonono: :nonono:

driftingmustang
04-15-2008, 06:48 AM
lol

realitygt
04-20-2008, 09:23 PM
I think if you fixed the MASSIVE mustang oversteer you could turn better too lol

Whitepony
05-21-2008, 08:20 PM
lol i have steering stoppers, so i can run 275's on front w/o any rubbing........if you do this forget about u turns and tight parking.

g_dogg
05-27-2008, 04:04 PM
i have cobra a arms with 17x9 rims.
i can turn the steering wheel all the way.
i heard with wider rims up front you will grind
on the a-arm when you turn.
Also heard the same is true if you have 18's.
Anyone experience this??

Willis_98GT
06-06-2008, 12:04 AM
i have lovely drift sessions with my stock FCAs i wish i had some videos though. i have one, but its not much a drift as a powerbrake exhibition

<object width="425" height="349"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ry9xo6rFTwY&border=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param>

xsoutherngun89x
06-06-2008, 09:08 AM
^ i was just about to say that wasnt really driftin, lol. control the slide with the throttle not the brake, but you stated it wasnt really a drift vid. :thumb:

Willis_98GT
06-06-2008, 10:13 AM
yes indeed i did. i have done some pretty bad ass ones. i just wish i would have gotten them on film. whenever i get the chance i'll go for it with a cam.

vermilion
06-09-2008, 01:49 AM
i feel i need a brake upgrade but pretty cool vid :thumb: