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Posted 29 April 2005 - 12:46 PM
Posted 29 April 2005 - 01:24 PM
Am I correct that "negative camber" means that the top of the wheel is tilted inward towards the center of the vehicle?
Posted 29 April 2005 - 01:37 PM
L.D.D.V.86 already answered the question, but I had to add another slick way to find things like this: Google's image search. I typed in "camber" and lo and behold several very clear depictions of it, such as the one above.
I definitely subscribe to the "picture is worth a 1000 words" idea
Posted 29 April 2005 - 08:00 PM
Many passenger cars have slight negative camber, for several reasons. One is that the suspension component compress in corners. Another is that the car rolls out. Positive camber can lead to unstable handling, as any owner of an early VW Beetle or 3 series BMW or 240Z can attest.
Too much negative camber is bad as well. My old Scricco, which was set up for racing, had 1 1/2 or 2 degrees negative camber and would wear out the inside of street tires if driven very long that way.
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