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Camber Gauge

Bought the Gunsons Camber gauge and although it is for steel wheels there is an attachment for aluminium wheels.

The problem was when I checked the Camber both were 2 degrees instead of the 1 degree 20 min plus or minus 15 mins.

When I checked both items against a known vertical datum the gauge was out. I thought it was the additional tool but turned out to be the spirit level in the gauge. Removed the faceplate and thankfully the spirit level can be zeroed against the vertical datum.

Rechecking the camber on the front wheels established they are as near as dam it correct.

This is a good tool and accurate once its correct.

Hope this helps if you are contemplating buying one 

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Biggest issue I've found when using devices similar to this is ensuring that the surface the car is sitting on is perfectly level to begin with...

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Throw a long bubble accross the floor and use this to calibrate the camber gauge with a square. I use aerosol caps as little stand offs to sit the bubble on.

or as I've had to do mark the floor for contact patches and make shims to ensure a level platform.

Beagler did you ballast the car prior to checking the camber...? if not you need to recheck it

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Is a long bubble similar to a long weight (that used to feature quite a lot in my early career days)? Rofl

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They always had attached a Long Stand.Wink

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Garage floor is level and full fuel. Followed instructions. Rear tyre wear is even so not bothered about rears. Front are little uneven, maybe road camber. Have a Trackrite Toe in gauge just arrived so need to check track.

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What toe in/out are you planning to have? Probably worth being aware that a car set up specifically for even tyre wear isn't necessarily a car that achieves the best handling ....

You're a lucky man if you're garage floor is level, it makes setting up much easier Thumb Up  Every garage I've had has had a decent fall towards the main door!

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20 mins +- 10 Toe in.

 

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And before you set the tracking, have you set the ride height where you want it? (hence the reason for the mention of ballast)

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20 mins +- 10 Toe in.

 

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Ok with ride height. There's a part of the drive that's level so I'll check it on there too.

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