Jaguar IFS - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices
1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

Jaguar IFS

  #1  
Old 08-10-2018, 05:17 PM
Latroca52
Latroca52 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 35
Latroca52 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Jaguar IFS

for those that have installed a jaguar IFS in their trucks I have a question?
has anyone noticed a difference with turning radius more one side to the other?
i installed a jaguar IFS wait for it in my 52 Chevy 1/2 ton truck just got it hooked up engine running and the wheels seem like they turn more to the right than the left.
havent driven the truck yet to see if thereís a big difference.
if so what should I look for and would it possibly be something simple?
thanks for any feedback.
 
  #2  
Old 08-10-2018, 05:36 PM
burnettd01's Avatar
burnettd01
burnettd01 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lincoln CA
Posts: 521
burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.

How did you mount the Jag IFS - soft mount or weld in?

I have only driven mine (51 F1) around the block a few times but I haven't noticed a difference. Mine is soft mounted.

It might have something to do with alignment (caster or toe-in).

I would be interested in what you find.
 
  #3  
Old 08-10-2018, 06:22 PM
schoo's Avatar
schoo
schoo is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: placer county usa?
Posts: 3,174
schoo is a splendid one to beholdschoo is a splendid one to beholdschoo is a splendid one to beholdschoo is a splendid one to beholdschoo is a splendid one to beholdschoo is a splendid one to beholdschoo is a splendid one to behold
Iíve got maybe 5-600 mi. And havenít noticed any difference in turning rt or Lt but it does turn real nice in any direction
87 jag xj6
 
  #4  
Old 08-10-2018, 07:00 PM
trumph
trumph is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Perth Western Australia
Posts: 137
trumph is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
got just under 2000 kilometers on mine and it steers really nice
 
  #5  
Old 08-10-2018, 07:14 PM
56panelford's Avatar
56panelford
56panelford is offline
Posting Legend
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 131,756
56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation
Maybe your steering rack is not centered...
 
  #6  
Old 08-10-2018, 11:46 PM
Latroca52
Latroca52 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 35
Latroca52 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Steering rack not centered strong possibility I did notice that it moves back and forth a bit when turning wheels left and right.
I came over to the ford group and seemed to get a lot of info here. I went with the soft mount and have to rework the mounting brackets o get sway bar in .unlike your ford frames my Chevy frame is a bit more narrow than ford frames where the ifs sits perfectly under the frame.
a little back story I have a 235 straight 6 with 3 on the tree column shift 3 speed transmission with overdrive open drive line
3:73 rearend gears things left to do is rework brackets sway bar install change master cylinder build some shock mounts unless I can find a pair.
I will try to post some pics
thanks Robert
 
  #7  
Old 08-10-2018, 11:53 PM
Latroca52
Latroca52 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 35
Latroca52 is starting off with a positive reputation.













 
  #8  
Old 08-10-2018, 11:55 PM
Latroca52
Latroca52 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 35
Latroca52 is starting off with a positive reputation.
It’s a mess of pics of mounts p/s pump and bracket steering rod,
what did you guys set your castor at? I set mine I think around 5 degrees
 
  #9  
Old 08-11-2018, 01:35 AM
burnettd01's Avatar
burnettd01
burnettd01 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lincoln CA
Posts: 521
burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.
Looks good Robert

Rock Auto has urethane bushings for the rack mounts that will help hold the rack and pinion in place.

I left the caster and camber where it was when in the Jag doner. Will have it aligned when its driveable.
 
  #10  
Old 08-11-2018, 02:58 PM
Latroca52
Latroca52 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 35
Latroca52 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by burnettd01 View Post
Looks good Robert

Rock Auto has urethane bushings for the rack mounts that will help hold the rack and pinion in place.

I left the caster and camber where it was when in the Jag doner. Will have it aligned when its driveable.
DAN would you happen to know the part number for rock auto or have a pic of the bushings?
just found some that look like plane black rubber
thanks Robert
 
  #11  
Old 08-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Latroca52
Latroca52 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 35
Latroca52 is starting off with a positive reputation.
front of frame

Originally Posted by schoo View Post
Iíve got maybe 5-600 mi. And havenít noticed any difference in turning rt or Lt but it does turn real nice in any direction
87 jag xj6
Would you happen to have any pics of the front of your frame need to see how sway bar is mounted.
Thanks Robert
 
  #12  
Old 08-11-2018, 03:42 PM
burnettd01's Avatar
burnettd01
burnettd01 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lincoln CA
Posts: 521
burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.

Sorry, Robert
I steered you wrong. I couldn't find them at Rock Auto either. Go to energy susension.com. They have all of the bushings for the Jag IFS in urethane.

Here is another photo.

good luck

Dan
 
  #13  
Old 08-11-2018, 03:46 PM
burnettd01's Avatar
burnettd01
burnettd01 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lincoln CA
Posts: 521
burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.burnettd01 has a very good reputation on FTE.

Another photo
 
  #14  
Old 08-11-2018, 05:51 PM
49f3dls's Avatar
49f3dls
49f3dls is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Ky
Posts: 2,158
49f3dls has much to be proud of49f3dls has much to be proud of49f3dls has much to be proud of49f3dls has much to be proud of49f3dls has much to be proud of49f3dls has much to be proud of49f3dls has much to be proud of49f3dls has much to be proud of49f3dls has much to be proud of
An easy way to check is to count the revolutions to the right and left. Mark the steering wheel so you can get an accurate count. It will most likely tell you the rack is offset.
Have fun.
 
  #15  
Old 08-11-2018, 07:01 PM
Latroca52
Latroca52 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 35
Latroca52 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by burnettd01 View Post

Another photo
brackets love the front mounting brackets look amazing wish Chevy frame rails were that much wider .
thnks to all that has replayed back going to crawl under truck see if I mounted steering rack correctly.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.