King Pin Inclination (KPI), Steering Axis Inclination (SAI)

King Pin Inclination (KPI), Steering Axis Inclination (SAI), поперечный наклон оси поворота.

 

King Pin Inclination (KPI), Steering Axis Inclination (SAI) The angle formed by a line drawn through the upper and lower pivot points of the steering axis and a vertical line as viewed from the front (see fig. 152).

 

 

Fig. 152 King Pin Inclination (KPI), Steering Axis Inclination (SAI)

 

For what the King Pin Inclination of an axis of turn is necessary?

The King Pin Inclination of an axis of turn provides weight stabilization and steady movement of the automobile on a straight line and in turns.

 

 

The size of a angle King Pin Inclination, is measured in angular sizes degrees (degree) (see fig. 106).

 

 Wrong angle King Pin Inclination.

 

While in service the automobile there is a deterioration and deformation of units and details of steering management, a suspension bracket and a body of the automobile, it results in change of corners of installation of wheels. For indemnification of deterioration and deformation of units and details of a suspension bracket and a body of the automobile, can be demanded replacement and additional adjustment of corners of wheels.

 

 Wrong installation of a angle King Pin Inclination, can affect stability, stability, controllability and roving of the automobile on road (instability, instability of the automobile in a track. If there is a difference of corners of the right and left side it can lead to withdrawal of the automobile aside smaller size of a angle King Pin Inclination (see fig. 158).

 

 

Fig. 158 Differences of longitudinal corners, withdrawal of the automobile aside.