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    • #33363
      Mark Lockett
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      Do caster pills come in a left and right? I’ve been playing with a 06 07 emmick chassis and the pills are confusing me. The guy I got it from messed a few things up so I’m not even sure the pills it has are even the right ones. Anyone got any guidance on this?

    • #33365
      TJ Koyen
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      They are not side-specific.

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    • #33367
      Mark Lockett
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      So am I wrong to think that they would be oriented more or less the same on each side in relation to the c bracket that the spindles mount too. Mine are roughly 90 degrees different from one side to to other to achieve the identical camber setting. It’s confusing me
      Ive tried to ignore that and just set the settings but I can’t. It bothers me.
      I need to understand lol

    • #33370
      TJ Koyen
      Moderator

      Well depending on what you’re trying to achieve as a camber setting, they could be 180˚ different from each other, or the same. If they are 90˚ different, something is bent somewhere.

      Full negative camber would be both pills facing out. Full positive camber would be both pills pointing in. 0˚ camber and full caster would be both pointing forward. 0˚ camber and minimum caster would be both pills pointing backward.

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    • #33376
      Mark Lockett
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      That makes total sense. It doesn’t seem to be working out that way though I was afraid the B word would come up. I have them set now. I might undo it and run through a bunch of settings and see what I come up with. I may post a couple pics later. Thanks I knew something was weird with this thing

    • #33377
      Ron Towles
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      We have had karts in the past where there were different pills. The pills were numbered I, II, III, and IV, I believe. One had the numbers clockwise and the other pill was counterclockwise. To get the same caster and camber on each side, one of each was used. If you used the same pill on both sides, you could either have the same caster or the same camber, but not both. This was in the vicinity of 2006 on a shockwave cadet kart.

    • #33379
      Mark Lockett
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      I’ve seen them with an upper and lower also. More adjustability I guess. I’m feeling like if the frame was bent it would show up in other ways besides weird caster settings. Maybe a bent kingpin or spindle?

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