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-HSV-
19-02-2005, 10:45 AM
just wondering what the effects in driving the toe in and out has on the car, both on the front and back? just curious...

and if anyone knows, what does the caster have to do with handling etc? (not the camber, the caster)

Generation Motorsport
22-07-2005, 07:42 PM
This is not so simple to answer, because different cars need different settings for different applications. So basically, toe is used on a road car to offset and minimise tyre wear, and is an included angle, so what you do on one side, affects the other. Caster gives straight ahead stability, generally, the more the better, it also changes the camber as you corner, the more caster, the more camber you get on the outside front wheel. Rear toe, has the same affect as front, tyre wear etc, but its when you get to the track that it becomes really important, basically, toe out will give you oversteer, and toe in, understeer... And on the front, a little toe out will help it turn in a little crisper 1 to 3 mm is enough. its one of the things to play with.
Our cv8, road settng is 0 toe, front and back, at the track(eastern creek), 2mm toe out for the front, and 2mm in on the rear, keeping in mind, we have adjustable camber front and rear.
we also run 12 deg caster.
hope this helps.
cheers
GM

-HSV-
22-07-2005, 08:02 PM
yeah thanks, i actually found out off my uncle who works in the tyre industry :D

thanks again, and ill see you around :)