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Rear camber and front-wheel-drive

Rear camber and front-wheel-drive

Rear camber and front-wheel-drive

How do many front-wheel-drive vehicles have a slightly negative rear wheel camber that improves cornering stability?

RE: Rear camber and front-wheel-drive

Very few cars with independent suspension have enough camber change in roll to keep the tire vertical during a corner. The tendency is for the outer wheel to develop positive camber, which is bad for grip and for more dynamic effects. So the simple solution is to put in lots of negative static camber.


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RE: Rear camber and front-wheel-drive

Sorty but thsts not the case. Any drastic amount of camber, caster, toe (among others) creates improper suspension geometry. And the outer wheels gains negative camber via suspension compression.

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