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mod15racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted April 02, 2005 01:28 AM  
When setting the caster and camber at what degree do you turn the wheel's to set it, when the wheel's are straight or at 20 degree or ? As I turn the wheel's it all changes on my car so I am wanting to know how everyone elce is doing it this is my first try at doing the set up on my car.

Rook78
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted April 02, 2005 06:25 AM  
First step is to set caster, put guage on left side turn wheel to left 20* then zero caster and center bubble on king pin guage. Turn wheel 20* to the right center king pin bubble again take measurment.

After caster, then set camber with wheels straight.

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted April 02, 2005 07:14 AM  
Turn plates are the only really accurate way to know if you are actually at 20 deg. or not. We take a paint pen, and with the wheels pointed straight ahead, draw a perpendicular line on the steering shaft right before where the knuckle goes into the steering box. You can then do one full turn left and one full turn right, and you'll be in the ball park. Not totally accurate, but at least fairly consistent. Also doesn't require $400 turn plates.

tlkdlw
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted April 02, 2005 07:19 PM  
mark top center of sterring wheel with wheels stright,with a piece of tape.Turn left to 10
oclock right 2 oclock works great. take two pieces of tin with grease in between put under
wheels. makes cheep turn plates for easyer turning,and frees up suspension bind like turn plates. 10:00 - 2:00 gets close enough to 20
deg.

tilley88
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 879
posted April 03, 2005 12:57 AM  
Most Caster/Camber gauges have a 20* angle cut into them nowadays. I'm still tryin' to do the math on the 10 o'clock-2 o'clock thing. You'll find out that you can only get around 20*-25* both left and right at full turn anyways. Some sort of turn plate helps, too. If nuthin' else, use cardboard plates with sawdust inbetween to help it turn. Otherwise, get ready to fire it up every time you need to crank it left and right. Let's see, 360* divided by 12 is 30*, 10-12 is 60*, divided by a 2-1 kwikner is 30*......I GIVE UP!!!!

tlkdlw
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted April 09, 2005 09:49 PM  
I did'nt do the math thing.To much math for me,I do know when you turn sterring wheel 360* with 2to1 quikner your tire doesnt turn 180*

CCGRT9s
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted April 11, 2005 05:37 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by tilley88:
Most Caster/Camber gauges have a 20* angle cut into them nowadays. I'm still tryin' to do the math on the 10 o'clock-2 o'clock thing. You'll find out that you can only get around 20*-25* both left and right at full turn anyways. Some sort of turn plate helps, too. If nuthin' else, use cardboard plates with sawdust inbetween to help it turn. Otherwise, get ready to fire it up every time you need to crank it left and right. Let's see, 360* divided by 12 is 30*, 10-12 is 60*, divided by a 2-1 kwikner is 30*......I GIVE UP!!!!

We use the cardboard trick ourselves, it works. I had a good laugh when I read your post.

tilley88
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 879
posted April 12, 2005 03:07 AM  
Man, if my steering wheel turns 360* thats, let's see ..... I'm gettin' dizzy here.....wow, this is better than sniffin' race gas....

trasrat89
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted April 12, 2005 06:39 AM  
We just cut a square piece of plastic, (like you buy from the race shops & use on the bottom of your doors), under our tires. They are real smooth & let the tires turn pretty easy.

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