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Author Topic:   caster/camber gain or loss
Randy 37
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 21, 2002 08:19 AM
high bank 1/4 mile, 3000lb metric chassis, front end can be reworked. in a perfect world what would be the values you would like to see as far as caster/camber gain or loss for the right and left

snowman
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 140
posted August 23, 2002 01:56 AM
Hello Randy, Welcome to the Forum. There is no one optimum setting, it varies with track banking,roll centers,springs, weight, etc......

In general, for camber gain, you need 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 neg gain on RF ...... 1/2 to 3/4 pos gain on LF....... For a high bank, use the lower number......for a flatter track go with the high number......This will get you in the ballpark...

Keep the caster gain to a minimum.....there are those who like large caster gain and splits.....because of the wedge properties.....but if you can get your camber gain correct it's just not needed.......

Good Luck,

Snowman

Randy 37
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 23, 2002 08:44 AM
Thanks snowman! I was hoping to here from you or Jeff. Have a good one!

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted August 23, 2002 10:27 PM
Apologize for interrupting here guys. I would like to talk to SNOWMAN. I can't read what I wrote when I wrote down your number. Anytime before 11 pm cst. 214-275-8044 SLEEPY

snowman
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 140
posted August 24, 2002 05:18 AM
Hi Sleepy......I was on here making a post about some tubing when you posted this note....sorry I missed it at the time......I am leaving right now to go to Topeka, will be back Monday.....I will call Monday evening when I get home........If I can get through.......with your number posted here,I suspect you will have plenty of calls.....lol
You have rapidly became Legend.....

I look forward to speaking with you again.....maybe you can straighten me out..........but you know what a job that is...lol

Randy, You are very welcome.........thanks for the compliment........but I see no need to insult Jeff.....lol (by putting him in the same catagogy with me) lol

I guess you have been reading the forum for a while........and not posting.......Well, jump in man .........help out.......Thanks again........gotta fly

Good luck,
Snowman

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