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88S RACING
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted August 25, 2005 06:49 AM  
I am running a 75-81 camaro and can only get about 3 1/2 positive on my rt/front caster. I have more room to shim, but the more i shim it take my camber out off sight. I have read other posts for metrics and putting the lt/upper control arm on the rt/side to help with the caster, but i haven't read anything for the camaro's. I actually tried this and it was all wrong for the camaro. I have heard alot of people talk about useing a longer uppers to give more room to shim the rear bolt without killing the camber, but what will work? For example i have heard of people running astro van uppers, 58 impala uppers ect...? Any help would be GREAT!! Thanks Scott

ss99
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted August 25, 2005 10:09 AM  
Personally, I wouldn't go to all that trouble just to get over 3 1/2 degress of positive caster. If you can get 3.5 on the right, use 1.5 on the left and adjust other parameters of the car from there. Some people use crazy amounts of caster, but I really don't think it's necessary. The more caster you run, the more wedge you take out of the car when you turn the wheels to the left. Use just enough to get the car to turn in nicely and then adjust other things from there.

Donald g man
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 28, 2005 12:05 PM  
We run a second center bar for a spacer out of an upper a-arm with a 3/4" nut on the the rear bolt to add caster on the right side. If your rules allow it, cut the top a-arm bracket off the frame and re-weld it farther in to provide the setting you want.

    

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