Tag Archives: Caster

Trail / Caster Offset

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The distance from the ‘Steering Axis’ to the centre of the tyres’ footprint on the ground is called ‘Trail’ or ‘Caster Offset’. The larger the trail, the more steering torque is needed. Under acceleration or braking Trail can be broken…

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Steer Camber

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‘Steer Camber’ is a product of ‘Steering Axis Inclination’. It is a small amount but not to be neglected if tight high speed turns are an issue. ‘Caster Angle’ will provide beneficial camber changes as the wheels steer. With positive caster…

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Steering Axis Offset

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In side view, if the ‘Steering Axis’ doesn’t pass through the centre of the wheel, there is a ‘Steering Axis Offset’. This is sometimes referred to as ‘Kingpin Offset’.

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Caster Angle

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In the side view the inclination of the Steering Axis (also known as kingpin axis) is called ‘Caster Angle’. If the ‘Steering Axis’ doesn’t pass through the centre of the wheel then there is a side view ‘Steering Axis Offset’ present.…

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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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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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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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