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camber??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Guss, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Guss

    Guss Registered Member

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    my driver fron looks to have camber when wheels are straight. is this possible on a 90 blazer whithout a bent axle. i dont have any vibration.
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    are your wheel bearings or ball joints going bad?
     
  3. Guss

    Guss Registered Member

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    just repacked the wheel bearings when i installed new rotors they seemd fine
    havnt realy checked the ball joints
     
  4. BIG*RED

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    actually negative camber is when the tops of the tires tip in...and you get negaitve camber when you lower a vechile..go look at the ricers..positive camber is the top of the tires tipping out, and this happens when you lift a vechile..(non S.A.)

    and to counter act the crown in the road, you adjust the caster...

    toe and camber wear tires out, caster does not.

    but castor will cause the vechile to pull to one side or the other, and caster affects the rate at which your steering wheel returns back to center

    so to counter act the road crown you run more caster on the passenger side, so it pushes against the road crown, and the vechile goes straight.

    Allthough "technically" your not susposed to have your vechile go straight when you let go of the wheel..the road crown is there for A. water run off, and B. if you fall asleep, you will drive off to the side of the road instead of crossing over and hitting someone head on...
     
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  5. garp0602

    garp0602 Newbie

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    Thanks for the clarification sheoldeblaze. My bad on the castor, camber, toe post. I retracted it. Never want to get bad info out on the board.
     
  6. BIG*RED

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    no problem, always glad to help someone out when i can :waytogo:

    Don't worry about retracting your post, its ok. we all make mistakes :D but thats why i like this place, even if your wrong, they don't "jump all over you" well for the most part they dont :haha:
     

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