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Old 09-03-2004, 10:16 PM   #1
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Help with Camber and Toe Angle.

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Hi guys

Does anyone have any tips on doing this with out the gauges? I am waiting to make it to a hobby shop and see what the gauges are priced at, But was curious to know if there were any little tricks people use to do this for the time when gauges are not available.

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Old 09-03-2004, 10:29 PM   #2
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for camber... set ur car/truck on a flat surface.... then stand a can next to a tire to check ur camber....

learned that from john wile i was at the sprucewood
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Old 09-05-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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measure the distance at the front inside edge of rim to rim, then back inside. this way it doesn't matter where the steering servo is.

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Old 09-06-2004, 12:47 AM   #4
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For camber, use a square (small one), put it to the lower edge of the rim, put a normal ruler to the top edge and measure the difference, if you use a metric ruler, it's close to 1 mm a degree at that distance.

For toe in/out, in the front, you can "eye-ball" it, or, put a normal ruler under the tires, and measure the distance from the rim's edge nearest the back of the car, then the front. Metric 1mm rule works here too. It'll get you close. To tell if the rear has too much toe in on one side, turn the car upside down, measure to the center of the chassis from the rim on both sides, should tell you if you have your wheels in the right spot as well, make sure the axles are the same distance from the center first (remove each tire to check) Use the square for assistance.

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