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dirtbuster
Member
posted June 05, 2003 10:48 AM
what is a good place to start for caster/camber/toe on a mid 80's monte carlo hobby stock.




racer1m2000
Member
posted June 05, 2003 12:57 PM
RF -2.5 camber
+5 caster

LF +1 camber
+2 caster

1/8 inch toe out

dirtbuster
Member
posted June 05, 2003 02:16 PM
that is about what i thought. Is it possible to get those numbers just by shimming the upper cotnrol arm?

I have heard of people cutting and rewelding them.. i assume to correct front geometry.

MEANGENE83
Member
posted June 05, 2003 09:56 PM
Should be able to get those numbers without moving the mounts, usually have to run a longer bolt on the right rear upper mount. I usually run -4 camber on the RF, otherwise the same as the other post. You may have to grind on the left upper control arm shaft or buy an offset one to get enough positive camber.


bryanb30
Member
posted June 07, 2003 04:38 PM
hey got any numbers for a camaro?


c21
Member
posted June 09, 2003 10:52 AM
quote:
Originally posted by bryanb30:
hey got any numbers for a camaro?

Correct Static Camber (the number you set at ride height) has a lot to do with tire Characteristics and Suspension geometry.
... it should be verified with tire temps and/or wear analysis.

having said that .... if I were to pick a starting point for a Camaro with stock-ish suspension and street tires...

racer1m2000's numbers seem like a good place to start:
RF -2.5 camber,+5 caster
LF +1 camber,+2 caster

1/8 inch toe out

Maybe -3 on the RF camber and +2.5 or 3 on the LF caster.... but this seems like a good place to start.


If you can't those numbers on the LF, put a porta-power between the upper mounts (with the engine out) apply heat to the Left upper mount as you push it out 3/8" or so.


if you check your temps, look for ... (modify camber to get...) slightly higher numbers on the infield side of your fronts (5 to 10 degrees).

c21



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