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.

This uni is one from a van salesman. I imagine it may have come from a Toyota but whatever it is, it isn't a uni from a socket set. These work OK for a while but tend to wear fast. 'Proper' ones like this are worth chasing.