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« on: March 13, 2014, 09:37:58 PM »

hey guys im build a show/racing mower and my frame is made up of 1x2" box steel and i need help on how to figure out the front spindles camber and caster degrees ?

here is a vid on what it will kinda look like at the end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDQOMuCks4g

but the frame is the same thing  but when making my own spindles how do i no what the camber and caster would be on them
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 12:26:23 PM »

For dirt i ran, caster -6 on left -4 on right, Camber +.5 on left -.5 on right. This is a 222 lb Mini
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 05:35:25 AM »

Some are built with 10 degrees, some straight. The most important thing is having adjustment. Look through the builds section there are tons of examples. Visit the parts provider web sites and see what they sell. You'll be able to figure out from there how you want to build yours.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 07:54:35 PM »

I'm not sure what's negative and positive but I found out the hard way u must lay your spindles back. I went with 10 degrees on both sides with great results. I set my my camber so the tops of my wheels were laying in toward the mower. IMO this helps put the center of the tread on the ground when going hard in the corner with low airpressure. Low airpressure causes the tire to try to roll off the rim thus moving the outside tire tread to the middle. I run bigger front tires at a lower pressure to soak up some of the bumps cause I'm getting old. The camber is not the important and your choice, but u will not be able to steer without the caster angles. There are sum great write ups for these angles and more on this forum. Read them then read them again,lol
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 09:23:25 PM »

thanks guys ill do some more research to see whats best ect...
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