1999 3.0 SilFro
As noted on the first image, those are “universal photos” and not representative of the actual kit for this car.
We call that the knuckle. You're probably right that it would be possible to save a little unsprung weight there, but its actually not that heavy once the bearing and wheel hub are removed, so the Cost : Benefit ratio is probably not favorable.I have seen that many drifting cars install commercial or hand-made parts to replace the (wheel support, brake disc, bearing, old steering and damping, as it is called? I put a photo)
they do it to change the dimensions or allow another damping or to install adjustable slats to calibrate the camber.
This piece weighs a lot, and is part of the unsprung mass of the car, has anyone thought about it?
Certainly true. Setting toe-out in the rear promotes rotation.3rd To improve the grip of the rear axle you can give a bit of Positive Convergence or Divergence (Toe out).
I've never seen one; would be interesting.Where is that video that shows how the toe arms flex in turns?
I thought it was one of the top-gear videos but I'm not sure. It looked like a go-pro mounted behind the rear wheel that showed it toeing outI've never seen one; would be interesting.
The flex of the stock stamped arms causes momentary toe-out, promoting rotation. Which is good for normal spirited driving, but bad for 10/10 driving, so I'm much happier with what I'm using now.
It would take a pretty serious blow. Movement in your control arm bushings or strut mounts might cause a little bit of variation but not much. I would guess it probably rolled off the factory pretty close to zero and is probably still there.Camber:
I think the front axle is negative and the rear axle is negative or neutral? It is interesting to know if the car has them right, they may be wrong due to lack of tightening or a blow to the car.
Theoretically possible to modify by cutting off the strut tower tops and installing a custom plate similar to a camber plate, or by building custom control arms or modifying the existing ones. But no good reason to do so.Caster:
Sure it is positive, in some cars you can make more positive by putting a simple flat washers, but in ours at home you can not.
Probably pretty close to zero both front and rear from the factory. I think the last time I had mine done professionally they set it to zero. A little bit of toe-in maybe.Toe IN or Toe Out on the front axle? and the neutral rear axle?