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[*] posted on 7-17-2017 at 09:40 AM
To camber or not to camber.


I cambered the rear of my Libre and not the Appex. Not that I can't camber the Appex, not sure I would want to.
What degree do you racers set your camber?




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[*] posted on 7-18-2017 at 08:55 AM


Anywhere between 5 and 10 degrees for each wheel would be fine.
The camber for Buggy racing is usually only there to reduce the amount of force that the wheels endure when using disk wheels.
On some disk wheels like the Landsegler and MG are strong enough withstand the lateral load without having to put a camber on them.
Older wheels from libre and pit bike wheels will work without a camber but when you are at full tilt gybing and tacking around a course then the wheels will buckle.

I have my Apex cambered for when I put disk wheels on but I use cambered stub axles to achieve this

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[*] posted on 7-18-2017 at 11:43 AM


I have found the type of tire and the type of surface determines the camber. The beach requires les and the dry lakebed requires more. My sysmic 17 inch with moped tires requires about 10 degrees camber on the lakebed and about 4 degrees on the beach, while the motorcycle wheels and tires require No camber no matter the surface.
To much camber increases your rolling resistance strait ahead while decreasing your lateral resistance while turning or while being overpowered.
All this talk is useless if the buggy isn't tuned.
If control is your number 1 concern, tuning is paramount. If speed is the main goal, then never mind.




Appex buggy, Libre hardcore buggies.
Haize-Mendi Flexboardz.
Blokarts Pro-Comp.
PKD Century Soulflys (complete quiver), PKD Buster Soulfly's (complete quiver), PKD Buster Soulfly Pro's (complete quiver), NPW's-2m, 3m, 5m, 7m, 9m, 11m, 15m. Nasa Star-(complete quiver), Libre Vampir III-Spirits, Zebras, PL Hornets-twisters-Beamers,
Line sets from 10" to 328" or 2m to 100m.
worlds only AQR that works. American distributor for PKD.
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