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Author Topic:   Caster, Camber, and Toe Setup Question
sledgehammer
Member
posted April 14, 2003 10:47 PM
I have been told that 1/8th inch out on the toe is a good setting, any opinions out there? What are some good setting for the caster and camber for both sides of the car. The car is a metric GM and the track is a 1/4 mile semi bank.

Thanks for the help

Scoot
Member
posted April 14, 2003 11:35 PM
According to Steve Smith, start at 1/4 inch toe out. Caster left front +3 right front +4. Camber left front +1.5 right front -3.

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Scoot
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dirtrace54
Member
posted April 15, 2003 01:23 PM
I run an 1/8 on a 1/4 mile. a 1/4 inch is a lil more stable. Just remember the more toe out the more speed scrubbed by the tires. Not to step on Scoot, but those figures are primarily based on a 3/8. On a 1/4 change the caster to +2 LF and +4 RF. On the small tracks I have found that the LF # should be half of the RF # reading. The camber is pretty much the same. I run a softer setup which requires more drastic angles on both front with camber, but the Steve Smith camber works just about anywhere and is a good starting point.

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bm4183
Member
posted April 16, 2003 01:01 PM
Which side do you toe out, the left or right, or both?


dirtrace54
Member
posted April 16, 2003 04:40 PM
They say you should toe out the left. Make sure your pitman and idler arm are parrallel and toe out the left.


powerglides
Member
posted April 16, 2003 05:15 PM
if you have power steering you want the least amount of caster possible.

too little and the car wanders on the straight.

set it at
left 1.5
right 3.0

and take a little out till you are holding on white knuckle and add a little bit back.

a split of 1.5 seems to work great with power steering.

if you have manual try what the post above says.

TOE if you have new front end parts set it at 1/8, to straight. if they are older go 1/8 in.

the front tires automatically will try to toe out depending on the quality of your parts, thus a 1/4 out with old parts would be more like a half easy.


jeff


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