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geometry, toe -

Setting the geometry on your vehicle is one of those things that for some reason, most people seem to ignore. Is it that nobody understands it? Is it that nobody knows the powerful potential of a proper setup? The public domain is full of misinformation, and tuners don’t really want to tell you what each setting does and why. Its a broad topic, so it will be split over a few articles, starting with Toe. In this article I will explain how the setting of toe affects the handling of the vehicle, which will equip you with some knowledge as...

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camber, car setup, geometry -

The second in our series of articles discussing vehicle setup, this post will be on camber. Camber is the inclination of the wheel on an axis from the front to the rear of the car and parallel to the road surface. To explain in less technical terms, if you look at the car from the front, its the angle the wheel makes with the vertical – therefore if the wheel is perfectly vertical, that is 0 degrees camber. If the top of the wheel leans in towards the car, that is described as negative camber, and if the top of the...

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car setup, tyres -

Tyre Pressures are one of the most critical aspects to the performance of a car. Both on the road and the track they make a huge difference to your experience, and for a race team a couple of PSI off and you can be miles off the pace. For a road car, most of the work is done for you. Manufacturers spend thousands of hours in Research and Development perfecting a tyre and tyre pressure combination to work with every vehicle they release. All you have to do is look up the recommended pressure (which should be either inside the...

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anti roll bars, car setup -

Anti roll bars, or sway bars, are one of the cheapest, easiest and most powerful ways to influence car handling. This article will look at how they work and how to use them to your advantage. An anti roll bar is a metal tube which connects the suspension assembly on one side of the car to the other side. There is usually one on each axle of the car, although older cars or cars with certain suspension designs may only have a front anti roll bar, or even not have any at all! The purpose of the anti roll bar...

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