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Textbook Problem

Describe thrust angle and why it is important foi wheel alignment

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The importance of thrust angle.

Explanation

Thrust angle is defined as the angle difference between the rear toe and geometric centerline. When the steering wheel is in straight-ahead position, the rear tires track behind the front tires. In any alignment, the main consideration is to ensure vehicle is moving straight down the road.

It means when the rear toe of vehicle is parallel to the geometric centerline of the vehicle, when the vehicle is moving in a straight-ahead position. A thrust direction to the left or right is created if the rear tire is not parallel to the centerline of the vehicle...

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