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    Quote Originally Posted by chasracer View Post
    Well, if I was road-racing this deal then the above would be really important. But I am also not sure that changing the angle that minor amount would have that great an affect on the the turning ability. What all of this lacks is no one here has actually tried it - so I will either succeed with what I want to do or it will fail.
    I wouldn't try it myself because I know it won't work right. The inside tire has to turn farther than the outside tire in a turn or the tires will scrub. It's that simple and that's why Ackerman is used. What you're proposing with reverse Ackerman would cause the outside tire to turn further than the inside tire, which is all wrong. It would "work" on dirt or gravel where the tires could slide but it would be totally screwed up on dry pavement, especially at large turning angles and at low speed like in a parking lot. A pencil and paper should convince you that it won't work, if you don't believe it.
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    https://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8874

    Found this on a google search. Sounds like reverse Ackermann can be a useful thing on race cars but not something you would want on a street car.

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    i believe there are times when you have to go with what there is but again maybe with some aftermarket steering arms, I thiink I can accomplish what I want to do. And they told Dr. Frankenstein he couldn't do what he wanted to either....Boo!
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    What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Aftermarket or custom steering arms could get the Ackerman right if they have the right geometry. The tie rod would end up close to the disc rotor like the C4 picture I attached above.
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    Listen once again. Thanks for the insight but I do not care about the ackerman issue. If the tires drag a bit at the end of a run then so be it. I'm building a car that's ignoring some of the norms simply because I want too. Right now I am considering some S-10 dropped spindles.
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