Al, we have told you numerous times, you are very rarely ever driving in a straight line. Go look at some kart tracks and pics, and you will see this.Never having run LTO, I may be speaking out of turn, but I just can't understand the reason for that much toe out. When I raced, back in the dark ages, when front ends were much looser than they are now, I ran 1/32 toe-in on each wheel. Just to allow for all the taking up of the slack in the steering and spindles.
Try something; set the front end up as recommended by others, then do this, turn the steering wheel one or two or three or four degrees to the left. Measure the toe there, see if it stays the same. I don't think it will be the same, especially if you have Ackerman steering. Ackerman always turns the inside wheel more than the outside wheel.
Something else; I think, as you go down the straight, you will adjust your steering to compensate for that 1/8 toe out on the left inside wheel. This means both wheels will have 1/16 toe out. I can only guess at how much that's going to hinder your straightaway speed. After you do this, try running with the front wheels straight up, your tack should tell you if you've picked up any speed. I could be wrong, but I think you should try it.
I'm old, and I'm hard headed, what's your excuse? "we have told you numerous times"!! lolAl, we have told you numerous times, you are very rarely ever driving in a straight line. Go look at some kart tracks and pics, and you will see this.
Corner speed makes straightaway speed!!!!
I think I would modify that just a little; "tried and tested is a good place to start."Honestly there is nothing wrong with trying new ideas or techniques .
Starting with something tried and tested is a sure bet .
Toe shows up most at turn it, which tire is most likely more trial and error to find out which tire seems best for you, as some is just feel and driving style, and which tire seems to match some set ups better, also seems like the RF is used more on newer chassis.I’m new to Karting and am still figuring stuff out. Can someone tell my why it matters which tire you toe out?
The way I’m seeing it you could never drag the RF it has a lot more weight and traction so the RF will always overpower the LFThats true . In that same train of thought would you rather drag the right front ?
Its a toss up on opinions left , right or don't matter .