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Old 02-19-04, 04:21 PM
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How many track guys use a product like "Smart Camber" at the track?

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I'm curious. How many "track guys" actually use a product like "Smart Camber" at the track?
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Old 02-19-04, 05:33 PM
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I use this........ does Toe and Camber


Toe get messed up more than camber and with a FC there is not much camber adjustment to be had anyway.


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We use a friend's Smart Camber since he sold his race car, it comes in handy on surfaces that aren't quite level. It can be kinda time consuming calibrating it for each side of the car on an unlevel surface, but it works well.
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I have been thinking of buying one for quite a while, but I want to see someone use it firsthand. My main question is how difficult is it to account for unlevel surfaces.

I adjust toe all the time with just a tape measure and that's easy; caster and camber is a completely different story though.
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The key to using this at the track is to know what you are starting with. So set the car up on a level surface at home and record the settings. Then when you are at the track and you think you need another degree of camber, measure it as it sits and ad one.
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the smart camber can be adjusted easily every time you use it so no reference is needed. I have had mine for several years now.
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I've got one and like it.
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For camber, I like to set everything up at home(on a known flat surface), and mark my plates accordingly(1*, 2*, 2.5*, 3*.), and then if I want to change at the track, I can do it quickly. it is a pain IMHO to raise the car, adjust, lower the car, see what you got, and then do it again, while I am trying to focus on the driving end. My .02 Carl
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Originally posted by Carl Byck
For camber, I like to set everything up at home(on a known flat surface), and mark my plates accordingly(1*, 2*, 2.5*, 3*.), and then if I want to change at the track, I can do it quickly.
My issue is that as you know you have to crawl under an FD no matter what since the camber and caster is adjusted at the lower eccentric bolts on the a-arms. Setting the camber is no biggie, but I want to see how big a PIA it is to check and set the caster too while adjusting camber. You guys with camber plates don't realize how good you've got it
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I have it. It even has a hands free attachment so you can do it all by yourself. Great item
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Originally posted by Carl Byck
For camber, I like to set everything up at home(on a known flat surface), and mark my plates accordingly(1*, 2*, 2.5*, 3*.), and then if I want to change at the track, I can do it quickly. it is a pain IMHO to raise the car, adjust, lower the car, see what you got, and then do it again, while I am trying to focus on the driving end. My .02 Carl
Why do you need to raise the car to adjust the camber with camber plates? Use a block of wood and a hammer and tap tap tap. That's my lazy way of doing it.
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Originally posted by RX-Heven
Why do you need to raise the car to adjust the camber with camber plates? Use a block of wood and a hammer and tap tap tap. That's my lazy way of doing it.
he was specifying for not having camber plates.
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Originally posted by RX-Heven
Why do you need to raise the car to adjust the camber with camber plates? Use a block of wood and a hammer and tap tap tap. That's my lazy way of doing it.
FD's use a double A-arm setup. You can't just tap the shock body to move it around for caster and camber like the way u do on a FC.
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i highly reccomend it, use it on the formula car every time we do set-up.
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how are the instructions? pretty straightforward? i don't want to be stuck holding it and thinking WTF is going on.
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Originally posted by particleeffect
he was specifying for not having camber plates.
Originally posted by Cheers!
FD's use a double A-arm setup. You can't just tap the shock body to move it around for caster and camber like the way u do on a FC.
Thanks for the enlightening info Carl has an fc and I was asking why he did it on his car with camber plates.
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Originally posted by RX-Heven
Thanks for the enlightening info Carl has an fc and I was asking why he did it on his car with camber plates.
your welcome
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Is it pretty accurate compared to always paying for a real 4-wheel alignment?
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