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Camber – More or Less?

VW Golf MK1 Powerflex Camber Adjustable Bolts - More camber or less

Camber – More or Less?

Previously we have discussed caster changes and the effect on vehicle dynamics.

This week we look at camber, possibly the more popular geometry to alter.

Put simply, negative camber is most popular on modern cars and is where the bottom of the wheel is further “out” than the top looking from ahead and compared in the vertical plane

VW Golf MK1 Powerflex Camber Adjustable Bolts - More camber or less

.Older race cars ran positive camber to reduce steering effort and due to their narrow tyres it did not have the effect that it would on cars with modern wider tyres. Whilst we can think of no reason for needing positive camber now, reducing negative camber can be very important.

Old Race Car - More camber or less

The Powerflex range of suspension bushes offer a number of parts to allow camber to be modified on suspension systems where no modification is possible, and it is not always about increasing camber.

Increasing negative camber may be beneficial to improve front end grip and turn-in on a track biased car.

However it is not always about performance. Camber adjustment can be needed to correct an imbalance from side to side to reduce tyre wear, and lowering a vehicle can increase negative camber to the point of increasing tyre wear.

Powerflex manufactures a huge range of parts for many different cars that allow camber adjustment or correction.

 

From camber bolts that allow adjustment on fixed McPherson strut suspension, to clever on-car fully adjustable camber bushes.

VW Golf MK7 R GTI GTD TSI TDI Powerflex Camber Adjustable Front Wishbone Control Arm Front Bushes PFF85-501G

Don’t forget the handy little magnetic camber gauge by Powerflex, great for checking your camber during installation and getting the perfect setup.

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Powerflex Caster Bushes for control arms wishbones

 Learn more about Powerflex Caster Bushes 

Caster – What is it? – Pretty much always positive on normal cars, it is the pivot angle described by the front suspension.

The tyre contact point is behind the theoretic pivot point. Like the contact point of a shopping trolley caster wheel is behind the pivot point.

What does it do? – Positive caster gives straight line steering stability and causes a self-centring action to the steering.

By increasing the caster on a road car we can improve the stability and improve cornering grip due to a further effect on most cars of the caster increasing the dynamic camber during cornering.

This is why we offer geometry adjusting bushes which increase caster by modest amounts.

The PFF85-502G includes an offset mounting bracket to increase caster by 1°. Fitting a huge range of VAG models it is one of our best selling parts. We would recommend these PFF85-501G with your new suspension kit for added performance.

These two part numbers fit literally hundreds of different models across the VAG platform.

Check out the comparison of the stock OE part versus Powerflex’s part.

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 Powerflex Caster Bushes for control arm wishbone with Anti Lift & Offset
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obd Portector

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