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Author Topic:   Caster/Camber Gain on a Metric Car
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted June 13, 2002 11:58 AM
Here's the deal - metric car with all stock parts except Impala spindles.

I read in a Steve Smith book that stock Chevelle/Camaro front suspensions have a .5 degree camber gain per 1" of suspension travel. First, is this true of metrics as well and how do the taller Impala spindles effect this situation? Second, should I back off the static camber setting on the right front by a degree to account for the camber gained while the suspension is loaded?

Finally, how do 1/8th and 1/4 inch shims affect caster/camber? Example - an 1/8th on each A-arm bolt produces how many degrees of camber?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted June 24, 2002 12:05 PM
Anyone even have a guess?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted June 25, 2002 09:01 AM
Impala spindles increase camber gain. If you give me your front suspension dimensions, I developed a spreadsheet which will plot the camber change curve. So I can email you a copy of the graph. I can also tell you how the shims will effect your camber settings.

Your static camber should be set based on tire temps on a dry track

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