scarbs wrote:I've had it confirmed by two sources, that the gold slotted device is to manage the aero angle-of-attack of the track rod arm.
I'm told this isn't new on the Mac and other teams do something similar at the rack end of the trackrod.
The clevis on the upright that the trackrod bolts to is slightly oversized (vertically), the trackrod mounts to the clevis\bolt with a spherical joint. this bearing housing features the pins that ride in the slots in the clevis. As the steering turns, the pins rotate the trackrod to maintain the +\-5 degree angle allowed for suspension elements.
hardingfv32 wrote:From the McLaren thread....
What is the gold part on the top of the hub for?hardingfv32 wrote:This looks like a way to change the height of vertical location of the steering arm. As the hub rotates/steers the pin is guided up & down changing the height of the steering arm.
They are are modifying the bump or roll steer for some reason.
Brianscarbs wrote:My guess would be the pins on the end of the track rod make the arm pivot rather than go up and down. Thus the slot in the far side of the clevis goes the opposite direction.hardingfv32 wrote:So the gold part (TiN coated) is possibly moving in and out using a thread system. Possibly changing the toe adjustment as the car steers?
Caito wrote:The tie rod itself might be connected via a ball joint secured by the hex bolt seen in the golden part aswell?
marcush. wrote:I like the attention to detail ..Ron has left a faible for perfection in this company ...almost manic attention to detail...jesus christ what an effort.
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