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D 60 Caster and Camber specs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5MONSTERCHEV, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Ok guys I need some specs.

    First of all, whats the Caster and Camber specs for a Dana 60?

    Second, I know I should add Caster soooo, what would you guys reccomed to set it to? And what would you reccomed the Camber?

    Before you start telling me how I cant adjust it, Im getting knuckles pressed on an axle, so i can set it to whatever i want.

    Thanks in advance!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. MR4WD

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    You can't adjust caster. 3-5 degrees of camber.
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    You can adjust caster with the length of your shackles or with shims.
     
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    or by cutting the knuckles and turning them, which is exactly what he stated he is doing
     
  5. BlueBlazer

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    I think you got the terms mixed up, switch them around and youre partially correct. You can adjust camber with shims that go behind the spindle. I dont know what the camber spec is but I would assume 0.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    or by cutting the knuckles and turning them, which is exactly what he stated he is doing

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    I was thinking he was referring to spindles, oops. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I am not sure on camber specs but for caster 8-9* is what is called for on a 1 ton with a D60. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Wouldnt i want to add caster, since im all lifted running big tires?
     
  9. m j

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    fill in your theory on that topic
    I have seen someone theorize that larger tires are like more caster
    the contact patch distance from the X (lost the wording mid thought) is greater the larger the tire
     
  10. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Im not 100% sure, thats why I asked. I had heard that, and the place putting my knuckles on asked me about it.
     
  11. m j

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    I would aim for 8*
    I think that is where mine landed
     

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