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Old 08-15-2008, 01:55 PM
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Hi guys. I am looking to understand camber angles (roll center) a little better. I kind of know the answer for the rear because Mike Dumas helped me out once at r/c madness, I put more angle in the rear camber links and it helped tremendously. It doesn't really make sense to me how it would work that way, it seems it would be the opposite. My question is, to gain steering
what would you do to the front camber links? More angle or less? Shorter or longer? Also shorter or longer links in the rear?

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Old 08-15-2008, 02:00 PM
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First of all, don't call it "camber angles" because that is something totally different.

Second, to gain more steering by adjusting only the front end you would want a lower roll centre, and to acheive that you want longer, less angled links.

Elvo's setup guide is very good, Google it and have a read.
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If you want the theory of setting up a car XXX main has a great book that can help you alot! It goes from one end to the other of the car setup, is a very inexpensive piece of equipment!
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The camber links, though they do change roll center, are mainly changed to effect camber gain (the change from static camber throughout suspension movement). Changing the inner hinge pin height is the best way to make roll center changes.
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read all about it here:

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/

Good online set up guide
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Thanks guys. One last question. If you were running, let's say, TC oval, what would be the "loosest" (handling) camber gain settings? RF low and short, LF high and long? (for example) LR? RR? ("low" being where the inner camber link connects). thanks.

for some reason I'm not really expecting to get an answer to this.

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