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Old 09-26-2005, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default I Need More Camber - But How Much?

After 6 track events this summer/fall I've noticed some abnormal wear of my RA-1's. The outside shoulders seem to be getting overheated and wearing more than then the center of the tire. This abnormal wear occurred with -2.5 camber up front, -1.5 in the rear, 0 toe all around. I know that I need more camber, but how much? I'm thinking -3.5, -2.5 or -2.0 would do the trick, but I don't have experience with those settings yet.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-26-2005, 11:54 PM   #2
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this is kinda more of a suspension issue...maybe tire pressue is low, that could wear the outside a little more because you may be rolling over on the sidewall and wearing on the outside a bit iff tre pressure is low
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:49 AM   #3
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I think you should try posting this in motorsports or suspension along with your suspension mods and tire size and pressures. Assuming you're running reasonable pressures, it could be one of 2 things:

1) Your tires have too much grip for the suspension to handle, causing the outside front suspension to dip into the "bad" part of the camber curve where camber goes positive again. Running narrower or less-sticky tires, a larger front swaybar, or stiffer or higher front springs could help this.

2) You're just driving too fast and need to slow down a little more before turn-in. Any car will understeer if you're going fast enough.
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