Camber

Camber is the outward or inward tilt of the tire/wheel assembly.  This is an angle that is measured from a true vertical line perpendicular to the ground.  Positive camber is the tilt of the top of the tire outward, away from the vehicle.  Negative camber is the tilt of the top of the tire inward, toward the vehicle.  Positive and negative camber is used on a short track race vehicle to help keep the tire tread running flat on the race track.  Since the vehicle is turning left, the camber is set negative on the right side of the vehicle to compensate the force of the tire gripping the track and rolling it under.  For the same reason, the left side tire is set to have positive camber.    

 

       

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