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Old 10-12-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Anyone tried running different camber on one side of the car to the other?

My tyres are wearing differently on the right and left side of the car, but its most noticeable in the back. I run about 2* camber in the rear on both sides, the right rear has a nice even wear pattern on it, but the left rear has worn more to the outside edge of the tyre then the inside, its almost like the opposite of a death ring.

The track in question has a sweeper onto a large straight and then another sweeper off it to a short straight, both can be run flat out in 17.5 boosted with my current setup. With the current direction we run in the sweepers are both right hand corners.

So I was wondering if it was worth while trying an extra .5-1* camber on the left side of the car, and if I did what problems could this bring?
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Anyone tried running different camber on one side of the car to the other?

My tyres are wearing differently on the right and left side of the car, but its most noticeable in the back. I run about 2* camber in the rear on both sides, the right rear has a nice even wear pattern on it, but the left rear has worn more to the outside edge of the tyre then the inside, its almost like the opposite of a death ring.

The track in question has a sweeper onto a large straight and then another sweeper off it to a short straight, both can be run flat out in 17.5 boosted with my current setup. With the current direction we run in the sweepers are both right hand corners.

So I was wondering if it was worth while trying an extra .5-1* camber on the left side of the car, and if I did what problems could this bring?
That would be track wear. You could try alternating the tires left to right to even out the wear each run. Changing the camber angle on one side just for the wear issue will most likely have side effects through the rest of the track.
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Rotating tires left to right after every run is what I would sugest it should help with the uneven wear
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I do this and found that I go around the track more consistent.

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I do this and found that I go around the track more consistent.

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Rotate tiers and leave the camber alone.
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Real race cars tune with different degrees of camber at each corner. This can be an important tuning aid when you are using foam tires on asphalt to get your tire wear where you want it or if the track has banked corners and/or an unbalance number of left or right corners in relation to the other. This can cause excessive tire wear on the inside or outside of them.

Ultimately, the difference to get optimum tire patch should not be very different from corner to corner so this is why we run the same camber at all corners.
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Rotation or setup difference?
I'm so sorry, I forgot about this thread.
I change to camber to get even tire wear. I run a Tamiya FF03 with a Protoform body. I have fun driving, get a few battery's more out of my tires and don't care for that last second. My car is predictable and I some what keep up with more expensive, tuned to the last bolt, carbon chassis.


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Tracks are by nature asymmetric so there's nothing nonsensical about using different camber at each wheel, as CT said. It is, however, much easier to rotate tires after every run than have to worry about the asymmetric camber wear after every run and reset the camber individually per corner, etc. Probably not worth the time when we could just be practicing on the track and getting our tenths with human skill.
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