How much camber should a race car have?
Ideally, you want a camber curve that keeps the tire straight up and down when you are driving straight, and leans the tire in slightly (1 to 2 degrees of negative camber) during cornering.
What camber do race cars use?
Oddly enough, zero camber isn’t always best. Manufacturers build the average street car with slightly positive camber. Race cars use even sharper camber or tilts.
Do race cars have camber?
Oval track racing In a NASCAR ® oval race, the race cars only make left turns. This means the right wheels are always on the outside of a turn, so NASCAR ® mechanics use negative camber on them. The left hand wheels are on the inside of the turn, so they use positive camber.
What camber do F1 cars run?
This is the angle of the wheel and tyre assembly relative to the vertical and, at a standstill, the front camber angle is usually around 3.5 degrees from vertical with the rear set at between zero and one degree.
Why is negative camber good for racing?
Simply put, negative camber helps counteract the natural tendency for a tire to roll onto its outer shoulder while cornering, keeping the contact patch squarely on the road while cornering allow for more grip and higher cornering speeds.
Do you set caster or camber first?
With front-end alignments, correct caster and camber adjustments first. Certain FWD vehicles do not offer caster adjustments, but correcting the camber may bring the caster within specs.
How much caster should a race car have?
The left-front caster might be 1-2 degrees and the RF caster might be 3-5 degrees. The higher the banking angle of the racetrack, the less caster that is needed because less steering effort is needed due to the banking. On the other hand, the tighter the turn radius, the more caster split is needed.
Are F1 cars camber?
For racing purposes we only really see negative camber, i.e. the tops of the tyres are pointing inwards. A generic setup in F1 shows higher angles of camber at the front and little-to-no camber at the rear. There are two advantages to running camber, one being improved stability and two, more grip at high speed.
How much camber is on a F1 car?
How much camber do I need for performance?
Adding negative camber will reduce the peak tire grip during straight-line acceleration and braking. It’s important to have a healthy balance to ensure good overall performance. For most cars this is around 2 – 3° of negative camber.
What happens if you have too much caster?
If you have too much positive caster, you can induce a tire shake/shimmy. Also as an important note here…. underinflated front tires can also induce a tire shake/shimmy too. The amount of caster directly correlates to the length of caster trail in a given suspension.