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Old 09-27-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
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I have a Losi MF2 and I am attempting to set it up at the recommended specs. It calls for 1 degree of camber and 1 degree of toe in.

Is there a trick to making these small measurements with big offroad tires attached?

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The Trick?......good eyes usually. Get an RPM camber gague and always set your camber on a very flat surface. For the most accurate measurement, you should always have some empty rims lying around. When the tire is off the rim, it is very easy to make accurate adjustments because you're measuring the angle of the rim and not the balloon of the tire. For toe in, thats purely an eyeball measurement. However it is always easiest to measure toe in and make it equal when the car is on so that the servo is centered. Also, look at the toe from behind the car.
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You can use that camber gauge to measure toe as well. Park the truck next to a wall, and put the gauge on the wall so it's perpendicular to the ground.

Like this:
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Make sure each tire has 1/2 degree.
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Thanks guys. I'll definitely use those ideas.

I have to give my driver half a chance to drive the thing straight! We took the MF2 out for its virgin run and got one run in on Sunday. The driver (my step son) hit the wall so hard on the left rear tire that it tore the A arm hinge pin out of the socket and we spent the rest of the track time fixing it! He's not wise to the fact that the camber and toe in were goofy. No one is allowed to tell!



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RPM also makes a toe guage. Aarons way will work also, but i think the toe guage is eaiser to work with.
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I find setting by B-4's 1deg. toe out with the car on and with a new set of rim's only no tires, then measure the rims front outer edge then measure your rear outer edge and make adjustments accordingly! for camber i use the RPM guage -1 1/2 DEG. For caster it depends on track conditions and layout !then i'll use the appropriate caster block!
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We have been using old CD's glued together as set up wheels. it makes measuring the camber and toe in much easier.
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