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Old 02-16-2019, 08:24 AM
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Why is it on 1/10 off road buggy I put 1 degree negative chamber into it , put 20mm 21mm blocks in place all is sweet until you put tyres on then thay have a positive chamber ???? Ended up put a camber gauge on the tyre too correct suck a mint setup station hudy why is this so wrong toe out works just so confused

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Old 02-20-2019, 09:12 AM
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Your ride ht is greater than your guage blocks possibly.

Your wheels are possibly warped.

Often the shape of the tire can tug on the tie rods under the cars weight, and the slop in the ball ends messes it all up. The set up station, being a thin mount, hasn't that issue.

Your steering was moved and your caster has changed your camber. Do all alignments with your radio on.

There's also no harm in the fact that 2 degrees on the setup station, equals 1 degree with the tires on. Setup stations, unfortunately high light the faults in rc suspension pretty clearly, 1/10th scales are so sloppy.
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When you drop the car on the table to measure camber with tires on, push the tires out with your fingers (inside of tire, lower portion). They will then show the same -1 you set it to. This is normal. Tires stick to the surface and don't give a "true' camber reading. Once you push them outwards you should see the same setting.

I usually set mine to -2 on station. I then get a -1 when I just drop the car and fine tune from there.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:31 AM
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Put under each tire a piece of paper so thee tires do slide much easier.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:09 AM
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Put under each tire a piece of paper so thee tires do slide much easier.
that is actually hella smart... kicking myself for never thinking about it before!
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Rc suspensions.. are so sloppy.. to an unbelievable level.. compared to real cars..

even brand new....

car must be on its full weight.. for suspension true measurements...

plain paper helps... wax paper is better.. best is "oil-cloth"... my opinion.

a real car wheel alignment machine.. car sits of ball-bearing plates... so NO side load on wheels.
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If you use a glass cutting board under the Hudy setup station, and use the gauge blocks, you should have repeatable results.

That doesn't automatically mean ''tire on'' readings will match what's reading on the station. My ebuggy has -1 camber all the way around ''tires on''. Station see's -2mm. Some brands of 1/8th scale buggies, I can get the alignment dead on nearly every time. One click of trim, maybe.
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