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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-02-2008, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Front end alignment

Has anyone done an alignment on the frontend of their rhino? My toe out is bad. I think from the rut i hit on the last miller canyon run. I have no top end speed now.
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Has anyone done an alignment on the frontend of their rhino? My toe out is bad. I think from the rut i hit on the last miller canyon run. I have no top end speed now.
check suspension for damage first, theres got to be a reason its toed out so bad, something had to give. adjusting the toe back in will just patch things up for a while.

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There is no visible damage. So i guess i just start taking things apart until i find something.. I hope it isn't a steering rack like eat dirt's. Thanks for the input.
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check the spindles for tie rod area being bent Ronnie.



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the spindles bend pretty easily ( ive been through a couple of sets) but its hard to see just by looking, you have to take measurements of each side and compare the two. also take a look at where your lower a arms mount to the frame, its a pretty common place for the frame to bend inwards just a bit which in the right place would make it appear as if your alignment is off.

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check the spindles for tie rod area being bent ronnie.
just looking they didn't look bent. This weekend i will take the tires off & get a better look. The rhino is still up in the mountains @ our trailer. Are you going to be @ the perris race saturday?
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the spindles bend pretty easily ( ive been through a couple of sets) but its hard to see just by looking, you have to take measurements of each side and compare the two. Also take a look at where your lower a arms mount to the frame, its a pretty common place for the frame to bend inwards just a bit which in the right place would make it appear as if your alignment is off.
thanks. I have a lone star front & rear frame brace so hopefully i didn't bend the frame.
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just looking they didn't look bent. This weekend i will take the tires off & get a better look. The rhino is still up in the mountains @ our trailer. Are you going to be @ the perris race saturday?
Prob not I was thinking of an evening run at Ocotillo, I got my rear shocks revalved and now need to check the fronts.


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There are quite a few Rhino owners out there that have bent spindles and they dont even know it. Squat down at the front of your Rhino so you are eye level to look at your spindles. Where the front arm and steering arm mount to the spindle (see red arrows in below pic) they should be level with each other. If they are not then the spinlde is bent. Here is a pic of my Rhino to give you a better idea of what I am talking about.


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I took the front wheels off last night & checked the frame, a-arms, tierod ends & spindles. The passenger side tierod end looks like it might be tweaked a little. I forgot to take Mike F's pic home so i will do that tonight & take measurements. I have a Lonestar Front frame brace & diff brace so the frame looks really good.
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