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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. kdvanb's Avatar
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    Camber and toe-in help

    I wanted to adjust the trucks camber and toe in

    It currently looks like this
    Front wheels
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    ^^
    Rear wheels

    I wanted to achieve something that won't roll over as easy so I did that.
    My tires are hitting the front arms when turning .
    Do I have the right idea though. My camber is as tight as possible and toe in as loose as possible. Does that create the effect I want. I know the toe in has to be tighten back up a bit but do I have the right idea?
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    I have learned a lot from this website on set up and the effects of change:
    http://users.telenet.be/elvo/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwitty View Post
    I have learned a lot from this website on set up and the effects of change:
    http://users.telenet.be/elvo/
    i have all of the site saved in photos on my ipod... LOL

    i was just looking for a quick response.
    i think i may have fixed it.
    so did i have the right idea?
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    The rear should be toed in a bit with the stock Slash arms. For camber -1.5 to -2 is what I generally run and I also toe the front wheels out about 1/16 of an inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarGuy7a View Post
    The rear should be toed in a bit with the stock Slash arms. For camber -1.5 to -2 is what I generally run and I also toe the front wheels out about 1/16 of an inch.
    I don't have a camber gauge but I just tighten the turnbuckles for the camber all the way and maybe 3 degrees of toe in at the front. I made sure they were the same size before I put them back on.
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    For setting the toe, I just use a regular tape measure. I have the RPM toe gauge but never could figure out the relation of degrees to inches I just found it faster for myself to use a tape measure. I've found that it's best to set your toe by going off the chassis. It can be difficult at first but it can be done. I square up the front two wheels to the chassis making minor adjustments to each side until I get the same measurement from chassis to inside of my toe plates at the rear of the tire. Then I measure the over all width at the rear of my plates and at the front and if I get the same measurement, then I toe each side out 1/32 of an inch equaling 1/16th. I've tried doing the equal length of the turnbuckle type setup also, but have always found it to actually be a bit off on one side or the other. Example: I just built a Savage XS SS kit and built the tie rods and everything to spec and it was way off when I put on my toe wheel plates.

    That's alot of negative camber if you crank them all the way in. You really should get a gauge. Or if you have a smart phone you can use a bubble level gauge app and it will get you pretty close. The RPM camber gauge is pretty inexpensive if you wanted to go that route.

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    I use the rpm camber gauge at negative 2 degrees and eyeball the toe-in.

    In the top diagram, is that toe-in or camber you're trying to picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by O.G. View Post
    I use the rpm camber gauge at negative 2 degrees and eyeball the toe-in.

    In the top diagram, is that toe-in or camber you're trying to picture?

    The DBT
    That was toe in and it is fixed now. Even though my camber Is cranked down it handles better.
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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