One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slight forward divergence of a pair of wheels so that they are closer together behind than in front.
- ‘Wheel alignment specifications will usually provide the measurements for toe-out on turns.’
- ‘The second and more important reason for using toe-out is when the car goes around a corner, as the inside and outside wheels will be travelling in different size arcs.’
- ‘If there is too much toe-out, though this will cause drag, as the tyres will be scrubbing sideways as the car moves forward.’
- ‘This is the only car on the market today that comes from the factory with toe-out.’
- ‘However, if the proper amount of toe-out exists, then the inside tire will generate a larger drag force.’
- ‘So it's clear that toe-out encourages the initiation of a turn, while toe-in discourages it.’
- ‘To set the correct toe-out, the track rod has to be removed and shortened or lengthened.’
- ‘In heavier cars a bit of rear toe-out can induce a bit more oversteer to help the car rotate.’
- ‘For example, steer axle toe-out will cause excessive wear on the inside of both tires while toe-in will cause wear on the outside shoulders of the tires.’
- ‘The position of the steering gear was lowered and the linkage was shortened to give good linear toe-control and minimal toe-out, improving stability.’
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