Suspension parts question

Lincoln LS

  1. SultanGris

    SultanGris Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2020
    Location:
    USA
    What's this thing called and where can I get them? Rear, thanks.
    20210226_121645.jpg
     
  2. joegr

    joegr Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    20,539
    Likes Received:
    1,711
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Location:
    Gulfport
    Rear Toe Link.
    Ford for the real part that maintains the passive rear steer feature, or aftermarket and lose passive steer.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • SultanGris

      SultanGris Well-Known LVC Member

      Messages:
      235
      Likes Received:
      23
      Joined:
      Dec 22, 2020
      Location:
      USA
      Thank you sir! Tire store guy couldn't even find any so I'll try ford direct I guess thanks
       
    • T-Flip

      T-Flip Active LVC Member

      Messages:
      57
      Likes Received:
      19
      Joined:
      Nov 3, 2020
      Location:
      ?
      Joe what is the difference that makes the ford part retain passive rear steering? I replaced mine with aftermarket. It looks like something that would compress within that tube where he's pointing at.
       
    • joegr

      joegr Dedicated LVC Member

      Messages:
      20,539
      Likes Received:
      1,711
      Joined:
      Dec 10, 2005
      Location:
      Gulfport
      That's pretty much it.
       
    • Robert Crain

      Robert Crain Active LVC Member

      Messages:
      108
      Likes Received:
      28
      Joined:
      Feb 28, 2019
      Location:
      New England
      What is passive rear steering?
       
    • SultanGris

      SultanGris Well-Known LVC Member

      Messages:
      235
      Likes Received:
      23
      Joined:
      Dec 22, 2020
      Location:
      USA
      I'm curious as well, but I fixed all my struts and changed all my suspension links and she seems to turn a lot quicker now, LOL! must turn the back tires a little bit or something.
       
    • craigh

      craigh Well-Known LVC Member

      Messages:
      472
      Likes Received:
      20
      Joined:
      Nov 27, 2004
      Location:
      Chanhassen, MN
      Look at your rear suspension. The rear has a knuckle, not a hub. The Ford links will compress when the body sways. So it you are turning right the CG on the body will shift left, this compresses the rear link on the left side and I believe lengthens the one on the right. By changing lengths in a right turn the rear hubs will then turn to the left. Helping the car take the turn. You can feel it at speed such as changing lanes on the freeway or taking the twisty s on fun roads. Put an aftermarket link it and you loose that advantage in your handling. It is one of this things that makes this car truly a great handling car.
       
    • 04_Sport_LS

      04_Sport_LS Dedicated LVC Member

      Messages:
      3,979
      Likes Received:
      505
      Joined:
      Jun 12, 2012
      Location:
      Somewhere around Lake Erie
      It's not so much that the hubs/knucles turn... but also that some of the bushings in the upper and lower control arms... allow the contol arms to flex/shift in conjunction with the passive toe links.
       

    Share This Page

    1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
      By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.