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Old 05-20-2022, 02:23 PM
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Default Axle shim to correct toe-in

At 100 hrs on my RV-14A I am seeing some uneven tire wear and the ground handling has always seemed to be a bit squirrelly. I checked my main wheel tracking and my RH wheel tracks dead straight but my LH wheel has a Toe-in of almost 1.5 degrees. Has anyone had a similar issue and used the Vans or Grove tapered shims to correct it? If yes, did you need to refit the wheel pant?
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Old 05-23-2022, 02:21 PM
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Default Toe in

1.5 in not much, easy to fix with Grove shims, you have sticker shock when you see price of his shims. I run 1/2 deg toe in. You do not want any toe out!
And no it will not effect you wheel pants fitting
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:06 PM
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At 100 hrs on my RV-14A I am seeing some uneven tire wear and the ground handling has always seemed to be a bit squirrelly. I checked my main wheel tracking and my RH wheel tracks dead straight but my LH wheel has a Toe-in of almost 1.5 degrees. Has anyone had a similar issue and used the Vans or Grove tapered shims to correct it? If yes, did you need to refit the wheel pant?
You’ve already done the hard part in figuring out how much you need.
The shims are pretty easy to install. No change to your wheel pants.
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Old 05-24-2022, 10:40 AM
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Default Toe Correction

Do a quick search for "toe" and you will find multiple threads on the subject. It seems pretty consistent that zero toe is best but toe out is better than toe in.
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:50 AM
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You do not want any toe out!
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toe out is better than toe in.
Well, there ya go, B^2! Take your pick LOL!
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:53 AM
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Do a quick search for "toe" and you will find multiple threads on the subject. It seems pretty consistent that zero toe is best but toe out is better than toe in.
This is for taildraggers. He has a tricycle!
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