Home THE TRIALS CAR Steering by Grant Campbell

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The Steering on a trails car is pretty important. It needs to have lots of lock, be light and be easy to manage. Like a road car, if it is easy to use, it makes it so much easier to get a result. One of the first steps in planning a trials car is to have lots of 'pretend' sits in it, so as to best establish the position of the steering wheel, closely followed by the position & mounting of the steering box. In establishing the position of the components it is also very important to avoid too may joints. Wear will soon make life difficult.

The bracket to support the column is fairly clear, just a muffler clamp welded to the frame. Inside the bit of tube I've fitted a ball race which is square onto the column, and located on it, but angled inside the bit of tube. A spray every now & then with WD40 keeps it lubricated.