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Author Topic: Caster camber and tracking  (Read 88 times)

Nic

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Caster camber and tracking
« on: 07 May 2022, 10:21:50 pm »
Hi all so i got my kart out for its first test run and the steering is very lively !!, i just wondered what angles people are running on there karts, i'll have another play tomorrow to see if i can dial it in a bit .
            Its good to finaly get my kart running..

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Re: Caster camber and tracking
« Reply #1 on: 07 May 2022, 11:03:10 pm »
Congratulations!

I think mine is about 4-5deg caster, 0deg camber, about 5mm toe in measured at the rim.

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Re: Caster camber and tracking
« Reply #2 on: 08 May 2022, 08:05:34 am »
Mine is very similar to Stephan's.  I tried various settings back to back at Stretton and was quite surprised by the different feel created by varying the caster.  Increase caster - steering gets heavier but predictable. Decrease caster - lighter steering but less predictable.

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Re: Caster camber and tracking
« Reply #3 on: 09 May 2022, 07:02:16 pm »
Ok so i gave my steering a good looking at yesterday and realized i had made a rookie mistake and fitted the gemini axle on the wrong way round !!, so swapped it round and it was a lot better but , i think i need to get it on some smoth ground to tweak it properly.

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Re: Caster camber and tracking
« Reply #4 on: 10 May 2022, 10:16:59 am »

            Its good to finaly get my kart running..

Admire and envy you your progress. Congratulations!

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Re: Caster camber and tracking
« Reply #5 on: 13 May 2022, 09:54:05 am »
Have a look in the potential builders book at the top of the site. It covers all these points and explains them all.
Don't forget the Ackerman Angle. Makes a big difference cornering.
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