Author Topic: Camber in Rear End  (Read 1010 times)

Offline th3bik3man

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Camber in Rear End
« on: October 22, 2020, 03:56:25 pm »
Hi All,

I was curious if any of you are familiar with running camber on the rear end. Just looking at other series, there is a max camber rule for the rear end and everybody is right up against it. Given there is no such rule for us, I would think you would want to run at least some amount of camber in the rear.

What are you all's thoughts on this?


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Re: Camber in Rear End
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2020, 06:09:33 pm »
Kind of depends on what type of track(s) you are running and under what sanctioning body. I am  running under SCCA rules so get a bit of leeway as to INEX rules. Most people that I know tend to run the rear end square to the chassis. As I have both left and right turns, that is my choice as well. Rear end camber is normally used for seasoned drivers at a particular track. I think tire stagger is more new to the set up as opposed to the old tires. With not much of a season to try out the Hoosiers, I think that is where the gains (or advantage) will come from. I could be wrong! Then, throw in the FZ09 engine and gearing. I think if we all ever get a full season to test and tune everything, the racing may get very close. I watched some friends this past season run the FZ engine for the first time out. They must have had things pretty much right on... They were extremely fast! Without a full season to test all the theories, I think it is going to be who can deal with their set up the best.

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Re: Camber in Rear End
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 01:26:34 pm »

I race circle tracks and this was my first time ever racing a legend car. Luckily I didn't have any preconceived notions about the old tires before the Hoosiers! I agree with you that stagger is very important for us. We played around with it all year and finally hit our stride with a few races to go. Hoping to try out these things like cambered rear tires during testing this offseason.

Offline Jason Treschl Racing

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Re: Camber in Rear End
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 09:37:46 am »
If you are running Inex rules, note that you are not allowed more than 1/32 of tread depth difference on your tires from inside to outside, so camber cutting is not really possible like it used to be with the old federal tires.
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