Tag Archives: Camber Angle

Toe In / Toe Out

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The amount of toe is expressed in degrees, as the angle from parallel of the front wheels. Sometimes Toe is expressed as the difference between the track widths of the leading and trailing edges of the front wheels. Toe adjustment…

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Slip Angle

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Even though the name uses the word “slip”, this characteristic has nothing to do with slipping or skidding. Slip angle is the angular difference between the direction of the tyres’ contact patch with the road and the direction of the…

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Camber Angle

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Camber angle is the angle between a tilted wheel and the vertical plane. The camber angle has influences on the tyres ability to generate lateral forces. A cambered rolling pneumatic wheel produces a lateral force in the direction of the tilt. This…

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Glossary

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There are loads of terms that are used to describe suspension and car technology: Ackermann Camber Caster Roll Centre Scrub Scrub Radius Slip Steering Axis Inclination (SAI) / Kingpin Inclination (KPI) Toe in / Toe Out So why are they…

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Locost Haynes Roadster Anti-Roll Bar

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What size anti-roll bar do I need? Can I just use a front one or do I need a rear one too? Do the stop understeer? What about using stiffer springs or different suspension geometry?

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Haynes Roadster Cornering G Force

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Have you ever wondered how g forces are calculated, or how to calculate cornering forces? Are corner weights important? How much difference do corner weights make to lap times?

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Fully Adjustable Rear Suspension

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Getting a fully adjustable rear suspension set-up on a Kit Car is not easy. With the use of Urethane, Clevis and rose joints I think I have found the best compromise.

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Anti Dive Geometry

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As a vehicle brakes, the front has a tendency to dive. This can cause the car to become unpredictable and therefore it is important to minimise this effect. Anti-Dive geometry will limit the front end dive giving the driver greater confidence.

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Kit Car Adjustable A Arm Suspension

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Kit Car Adjustable Suspension has always been a compromise, but this design employs polyurethane joints, clevis and rose-joints to achieve complete camber and caster compensation.

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