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Old 01-08-2002, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Neg camber question

I've run into 2 schools of thought.
"I run -1 on all 4 corners" or "I run -1/f and -1.5/r."
Now I know foams need a little more neg camber. The Serpent site has some 1/8th foam set ups that use -1.5/f
and -2.5/r. Do you go the same on all 4 corners or do you have a little more in the rear? What are your thoughts on the difference.
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Old 01-08-2002, 06:38 PM   #2
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Camber is a misunderstood tuning tool I think. To get the best acceleration/deceleration grip you want 0 degree camber.
Any more and you loose front/rear traction.

To get best cornering grip you want to avoid the outside tire rolling over onto it sidewall by increasing camber, however by doing this you actually decrease the contact patch of the inside wheel.

So the best way to tune camber is to start with 1 degree all around and then increase the camber to try and flatten the wear pattern of the tires (for foams). For rubber try to use as little camber as you can again paying attention to rollover onto the sidewall. Some cars use more camber in the rear as the rear rolls more than the front, simple as that.
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Old 01-08-2002, 06:47 PM   #3
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Hmmm, roll.
I've been running rubber on my OB4, its around (camber gauge) -.5/f, -1/r. With pretty even wear thru many sets of tires. My Racer 2 has Prolines Purp, double Purp combo, softer in the rear, 24mm/f, 28mm rear, camber @ -1/f, -2/r If I recall correctly.

Off topic: when I put the f/oneway in the Ob4 I had more roll ! ! LOL. :wink:
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http://www.rctek.com/handling/camber...camber_in.html
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Good article reminds me of Alignment school 15 years ago
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Old 01-09-2002, 10:55 AM   #6
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Good article reminds me of Alignment school 15 years ago
Yeah, but I want more, gimme , gimme gimme, More, LOL.
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