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Author Topic:   Stock Metric Suspension Camber/Caster Gain
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted June 14, 2002 08:46 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 Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted June 23, 2002 06:33 PM
not sure about your questions but one of the best tools we own is our camber/caster gauge.. It works gr8888888

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