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I am rebuilding my Exmo, in a few weeks time I hope to reach the front end. When I put it together the first time I made sure that the wheels were squared up, in line, body in middle etc. It took a long time measuring before I bolted it all up. There were just too many measurement going on for me to consider caster, I just let things settle where the bushes seemed to take them. The result was even tyre wear, no wandering, no crabbing, BUT no self centering. I have skimmed through the 77 other topics in this forum that mention caster. I did not notice anyone making adjustments to caster on an Exmo. As I see it, I can't change the fore and aft position of the top of the strut because its trapped in the outrigger. The only way is to move the bottom by sliding the antiroll bar forward or backward. In principle a simple thing (I think) just move the two U clamps. I wonder if anyone else has tried this?. Is it worth making the mods so that it is easily adjustable, like mounting the u clamps on beefy brackets with a screw adjustment that can then be clamped firmly?. I am not confident that I can measure the caster accurately enough ? to say add x degrees of caster, so if its easily adjustable I can set it via a suck and see approach? If I over do anything then it could get dangerous and behave like a supermarket trolly. Any insights would be gratefully recieved.
Just went along to Chemix after reading a glowing recommendation on here and on other forums. Found the guys there very helpful. Had to use the commercial ramp due to ground clearance issues, and they let me have a look around under the car. Going back again next week after I have twisted the nuts to lift the ride height to get things adjusted correctly (they changed toe in there and then) Toe in now 1.4mm, steering wheel is nice and straight again rather than twisted to the right. They aren't equipped to do anything at the back, so any thoughts on what or if I need to do anything would be greatly and graciously appreciated. I was planning on raising the ride at the back, which should (if I understand correctly) reduce the camber a little, and hopefully balance it out a little. Chap suggested looking at a citroen / VAG electronic handbreak to replace mine....an interesting thought!!! Cheers Ed