Home Forums Chassis & Handling Proper Caster/Camber setup

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  • #27814

    James Barnes
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    I want to set up my sons kart but un sure of the proper way to set up the caster and camber. Can someone give me a good idea how to do this? does he have to be in the kart while making these adjustments?

    #27820

    TJ Koyen
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    A set of Sniper lasers is a good start. With them you can check your camber and toe very accurately. You should set your caster/camber pills to their neutral position to start with and see if you’re even side-to-side with the lasers.

    We don’t usually throw the lasers on every time we make a camber adjustment, we just turn the pills 1 dot at a time to dial the kart in.

    He does not need to be in the kart. When you set the kart on the ground though, note that the camber will change slightly with his weight in the seat. Usually we see about 1mm more negative with the driver in the kart.

    #31785

    Ivan Duarte
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I installed neutral pills on top and bottom and set the toe to neutral but when checking with lasers it shows negative camber (almost three boxes on the laser scale). Shouldn’t it have “zero” camber when using neutral pills? Could this chassis be bent or am I doing it wrong?</p>

    #31826

    James Barnes
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    In theory the caster/camber should be at zero with the neutral pills installed, but the chassis could be bent or it is just from the manufacturer like that.

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