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Old 06-21-2008, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default Camber setting

How would you set your camber for asphalt on rubber tyres.

Would you want your front tyres to wear even across the patch and the rear coning inwards?

Was tinkering with a setup station.

What I noticed when you compress the front suspension and do your camber the setting results is quite different .

Is this because of your camber links and their location for your roll centres
or the setup gauge isn't that great.
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:28 AM   #2
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Your camber link position will create more or less "camber gain" depending on the angle and length of the link. If the wheels are turned in, the caster blocks will also create more camber. I haven't run asphalt rubber, but I always set my foam tire camber to wear the tires flat on all four corners. We're running rubber on carpet now and I still try to check for the wear pattern. If the tires are coning, you're not getting the full use of the contact patch.
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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I draw a white line across the tyre with a peice of chalk. Then go out and do a couple of laps. Bring the car in and see where the chalk is wearing off first. Adjust the chamber link length so that the chalk wears in the middle of the tyre first, and that's it, job done!
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice guys taken onboard.
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