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Author Topic:   caster, camber
sparky
Member
posted March 03, 2000 03:09 PM
Could someone give me a good starting point for caster and camber settings for a dirt mod.


jammin
Administrator
posted March 05, 2000 12:39 PM
It really depends on the types of tracks you are running. Steep banked tracks will be different settings than flat tracks.


sparky
Member
posted March 05, 2000 06:52 PM
Running at bulls Gap, high bank


race8k
Member
posted March 05, 2000 07:56 PM
Try this right front camber2 1/2- caster 4 +. Leftfront camber 1+ caster 2+. Toe out 1/8.


racing69
Member
posted March 06, 2000 09:25 AM
Now that we're on the subject, what about a fairly flat 1/4mi?!?!?!


shakin
Administrator
posted March 06, 2000 09:52 AM
Flat go with about -3RF..Caster, Camber....-3 Caster....+2LF Camber.....+2


Less for a high bank.

[This message has been edited by shakin (edited 03-06-2000).]

rocco
Member
posted March 06, 2000 02:24 PM
check with your chassis manufacturer first. they will be happy to tell you where to start. then you can adjust from there to fit your conditions.


race8k
Member
posted March 06, 2000 03:46 PM
Hey shakin better make that positive caster on the riht or this thing is gona drive kinda funny.


shakin
Administrator
posted March 17, 2000 12:54 PM
There is a trick there, make sure you understand what I said.


race8k
Member
posted March 19, 2000 05:25 PM
Shakin, I guess I don't understand the trick of running neg. caster.Seems the right tire would want to turn around and go the otherway i.e. a buggy wheel. We usually put caster split in to help the car turn into the corner.This seems it would make car push going in.What's the trick?


GnarlyCar
Member
posted March 21, 2000 10:10 PM
The "trick" is to promote more wieght transfer on a track that otherwise wouldn't favor it. It isn't so much the negative caster, but the split that makes the difference. Negative caster won't throw your car out from under you, you probably won't notice it. Between you and the front wheels you got a power steering box that's more than enough to keep that wheel from doing anything you don't want it to. It's all in the split. I used to do this back when I ran street stocks. Ran over 8 degrees of split for 3 yrs in a 74 monte chassis on a consistently wicked dry-slick condition and was driving by guys like they were dragging busses. I've tried it a bit on the mod (not to that extreme), but haven't found it to be as dramatic as it was on the streeter. The main reason I think was that with the severe lack of overall adjustability in the streeter, the front end stuff made a lot more difference. I still think there's a lot to be gained through playing with it though, although with the mod I think it's more of a fine tuning tool.

My $.02,
Matt


race8k
Member
posted March 21, 2000 10:28 PM
I understand that the more caster split you have that it will jack weight to left rear as you back steer.Usually have more positive on right front and less on left.


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