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asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th March, 2020

What does a camber do?

Camber angle alters the handling qualities of a particular suspension design; in particular, negative camber improves grip when cornering. This is because it places the tire at a better angle to the road, transmitting the forces through the vertical plane of the tire rather than through a shear force across it.

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Similarly, you may ask, is Camber bad for your car?

Camber gets somewhat of a bad rap within the automotive industry. The typical premature wear pattern people notice on a lowered car is due to excessive inner tire wear. The reality is that a bad toe setting will wear tires much faster than camber will. Actually, camber can be a very good thing.

Likewise, what happens when camber is off? Excessive negative camber can cause the wheels to tramline, or follow cracks in the road. It also worsens acceleration and braking in a straight line. The vehicle is often too sensitive to the crown of the road (curvature designed for water drainage to the sides of the road).

Furthermore, is Camber positive or negative Better?

The general consensus is that a positive camber is good for keeping a recreational vehicle stable, while a negative camber is better for allowing high-performance vehicles to turn corners faster and more accurately.

What should camber be set at?

When looking at the vehicle from the front or rear, you will see the profile of the wheel and tire. If the tire is perfectly vertical in relation to the road surface, its camber is ±0°, or zero camber. If the top of the wheel is tilted towards the vehicle, it has negative camber.

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