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Thread: Wheel Alignment: Specs and Theories

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    I cant remember what my castor is but i think it was 4 or 5

    But Front
    Camber: -1.5(L) -1.4 (R)
    Toe: 0, 0
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    Camber -1(L), -.9(r)
    Toe in: 1, 1
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    Just adjust your camber setting till the wheels sit on your gards...
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    Quote Originally Posted by munchhunch View Post
    Alot of tuner shops like to think they have a set up which will make you quick but its not entirely true.
    If they are a good shop that specialises in suspension tuning, ie Heasmans, and Proconcept - you will be alot faster. Their settings are known to work wonders.
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    Front
    Camber: -3.5*
    Castor: +8
    Toe Out: -3mm

    Rear:
    Camber: -2.25*
    Toe In: +1mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by AYCMACHINE View Post
    If they are a good shop that specialises in suspension tuning, ie Heasmans, and Proconcept - you will be alot faster. Their settings are known to work wonders.
    Agreed. The trick is to take your car to a workshop with proven experience. You also need to specify whether you want a more track oriented alignment, or something suitable for street use, as there is a large difference.
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    Can anyone shed some light on the effect of toe on camber, I was chatting to an alignment guy and he said running more tow out will have and effect on camber and better turn in.

    Wondering if that makes sense or not, any experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonba View Post
    Front
    Camber: -3.5*
    Castor: +8
    Toe Out: -3mm

    Rear:
    Camber: -2.25*
    Toe In: +1mm
    Interesting. Sounds like an extremely understeery setup.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Brocaine View Post
    Agreed. The trick is to take your car to a workshop with proven experience. You also need to specify whether you want a more track oriented alignment, or something suitable for street use, as there is a large difference.
    Yeah, and if you are good at noting what your car is doing, and what you would like it to and not to do - and can express than to them, you'll have a pretty awesome alignment.
    After all race car drivers don't set up their own cars, they express their views about the cars behaviour to the team and the engineers set the car up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munchhunch View Post
    Can anyone shed some light on the effect of toe on camber, I was chatting to an alignment guy and he said running more tow out will have and effect on camber and better turn in.

    Wondering if that makes sense or not, any experience?
    Toe out doesn't really affect the amount of camber you run. It will affect how quickly the car changes direction, but also means the car will tramline more. Unless you are driving down a perfectly straight road, your car will pull all over the place.
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    I think the guy meant Castor??
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    Quote Originally Posted by AYCMACHINE View Post
    I think the guy meant Castor??
    I actually type castor first and then changed it to camber, camber is independent from toe, but the combination will make up a good set up.



    Ricki, how does toe in/out effect camber? Positives/Nevagtives on toe vs castor and what have people found is a good compromise?
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