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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 19, 4:40 PM Thread Starter
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How to fix oversteer?

Got a '69 Malibu Coupe that has been upgraded with all new stock bushings, Grand Cherokee steering box, PST front/rear sway bars, tall ball joints and gas shocks, and I took it to the alignment shop may years ago with numbers I got from somebody here on the forum. Unfortunately, I only have the recommended numbers and not the actual numbers they arrived at, but this should be close:

Caster between +2.5 and 3
Camber -1/2
Toe 1/8" total

It drives and handles nicely but the steering is neutral with a slight oversteer sometimes, and I would prefer a slight understeer to make it less "squirrely". The camber/caster adjustments won't go any further, so would it help to adjust the toe-in? I'm not looking at making it into a race car, just want to make it a good daily driver.

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Re: How to fix oversteer?

What is the car doing that you're referring to as oversteer? Is the rear end losing traction and swinging out in corners?

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Re: How to fix oversteer?

Covered earlier in this thread.... chevelles.com/forums/brakes-suspension-steering/new-steering-arms-improved-bumpsteer

From Global West, but I still haven't tried them yet..... though......

>>> Global West Steering knuckle arms that address bump steer on 1964-72 A-bodies using stock spindles and performance tubular arms. <<<

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What is the car doing that you're referring to as oversteer? Is the rear end losing traction and swinging out in corners?
Goodness, no! I'm not pushing it that hard, it's more like it wants to steer a tad further than I turn the steering wheel.

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Re: How to fix oversteer?

That seems to address bump steer. Haven't noticed any of that, so are you saying that bump steer causes oversteer?

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Are you still using the 15 inch steering wheel with the Jeep box?

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Are you still using the 15 inch steering wheel with the Jeep box?
Yes. I realize it's not ideal, but I like it.

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