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Author Topic:   caster camber settings
OppendikeRacing29
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted March 26, 2005 08:56 AM  
what is a good caster camber setting for a metric running on a 1/4mile mid to high bank dirt

Fastride 38
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted March 26, 2005 10:17 PM  
Caster....+1 left front...+4 right front

Camber....+1.5 left front...-2.5 to -3.0 right front


This is what I ran on my Shaw car....worked great for me....maybe it'll be a good starting point if nothing else...

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted March 27, 2005 07:43 PM  
You might also think about running even more caster split in the rf if you need help tightening the car from the middle off. We run anywhere from 7-8 degrees in the rf most nights.

OppendikeRacing29
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted March 27, 2005 07:47 PM  
how does that tighten the car? more caster split makes the car turn left easyer correct?

Kromulous
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posted March 28, 2005 07:48 AM  
Tightens the car when you back steer, or counter steer.

OppendikeRacing29
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted March 29, 2005 05:13 PM  
how

topnotch
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted March 29, 2005 05:35 PM  
my terminology may be off here but it puts the king pin angle back farther, so as the rightfront tire is steered to the right. it also puts more weight on it. Put your car on the scales and steer it to the right and the LR bite will go up, I saw about a 15 lb change. you will see more change with more caster.

OppendikeRacing29
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted March 29, 2005 08:04 PM  
thank you for the explanation, what do most people prefer here? how much caster split is too much

topnotch
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted March 30, 2005 10:57 AM  
i usually run 1+ on the lf
4.5-5.5+ on the rf
the more you run the closer the tie rod gets to the frame and if you wheel hop someone, it bends the tie rod.

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted March 30, 2005 11:22 AM  
for split we have run anywhere from 2-4 degrees. Lately I have been trying to get away from running a lot of split though with our 4 link car. On our DW I have been trying caster at 1 1/2-2 LF and 4 RF, camber +2 LF and -3.5 RF.

terrellracing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 30, 2005 07:37 PM  
we run 8-10 deg. pos. caster on rf and 2-4 deg. pos. on lf. run it that way because it tighten car up as you backsteer. 2 deg. neg camber on rf and 2 deg pos. on lf.
hope this helps.

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