Originally posted by cyba888
I got a question regarding camber adjustment. I read in mytsn.com that your suppose to measure it while the car is lifted but I thought its suppose to be better when the wheels are in contact with the car. That way its more accurate when the car really sits with the wheels when the suspension sags with the cars weight? I think there is a differnce in camber changes when its lifted and when it on its wheels. What do you guys think? I need to get this straight so I wont be running it inaccurate all the time
I will try to resume from old article in My TSN, that came out many years ago when the Impulse hit the market.
"The camber angles are adjusted with the suspension in full down position. Because the camber angle is measured with the wheels hanging down, the angle is always positive. This is camber-out angle. When setting-up the chassis it is better to adjust the camber angles with the shock absorbers removed and the anti-roll bar disconnected to make sure that they don't interfere.
The reason to measure the camber in suspension-down position (camber-out angle) is to get a good starting point for the geometry. First the down-stops are adjusted. then the camber out angle, and next the ride height, which is not measured by chassis clearance, but by the camber-in angle (with the car on its wheels in stationary position). In this way the suspension can be set independent of tyre size.
The actual ride-height or chassis clearence is not measured when using the Set-Up Procedure, because this would change when tyre diameters change. Instead, after having set the camber angles in full down suspension position, the ride height is the set by measuring the camber angle in ride height position, and the adjustment is made by adjusting the coil-over springs on the front and rear shocks until the required camber-in is achieved."
And as I recall the Impulse setting sheet gave you elevated camber measurements, and full weight camber measurements.
I don't know if this setting method is still applicable to the new 710, but I hope it helps to clear the issue on camber settings.
And I think this method is when you don't have a Hudy system.
For Hudy system I think Julius published an article in MY TSN last year regarding Setting ride height and Camber.