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Author Topic:   Camber Gain
69-er
Member
posted May 27, 2001 10:30 AM
I don't know why this never occured to me before...

I've always set my camber at a negative value on the right and a positive value on the left based on Steve Smith.

If the ride height is set properly so that the camber change always goes in one direction during bump, why should the right side, for instance, be set at a negative value if the camber change also goes to a negative value? Instead of the tire tread winding up flat on the track, during bump, it seems to me that the tire would only tilt more inward!

I feel that the camber should be set positive so that when the camber goes negative, the tire will be flat on the track during cornering.

What am I missing here?

Larry

awkwardjeff
Member
posted June 23, 2001 11:29 PM
side wall flex, and track banking.......you want the contact patch flat with the track..........NOT FLAT as in level to the world......if that makes sense? I know it sounds backward.......but side wall flex and corner speed and car weight and a few other thing effect the amount of static camber required. But the out come is disired to be, so the contact patch of the tire is flat with the track at racing speed at the appex of the corner to help the car grip the track to get the car to change directions......Jeff


jlfastride
Member
posted July 05, 2001 11:34 PM
well said.


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