Although it may just seem like a simple alignment adjustment, we often have lengthy camber discussions with our clients in regards to how camber effects wheel and tire fitment, differences in performance for street and track driving, and all things related to squeezing the most capability out of their machine. During these conversations, we often discover that enthusiasts who are new to the sport carry a sour connotation with negative camber, and a general misunderstanding of the role it plays in the world of performance driving. It is true that aggressive amounts of negative camber can help you stuff those new, wider rollers under your car, but it happens to serve a greater purpose, one that is foundational in the world of Motorsports; tire bite.
How much negative camber is enough?
Too much negative camber will result in unpredictable handling and premature inner tire wear. Not enough negative camber will cause understeer and premature outer tire wear.
Generally speaking, you can use the specs below to get yourself in the ballpark of what will work best for your car and driving style. There are other important variables such as spring rate, tire compound, aerodynamics, etc that will come into play, so these recommendations can serve as a starting point only. These specifications are not a guarantee and for more serious drivers, we recommend consulting a professional race alignment shop to assist in setting up your specific car.
|Typical Camber Recommendations for RWD Vehicles|
|Stock alignment:||Front: -0.5º to -1.0º
Rear: -1.0º to -1.5º
|Daily spirited driver / occasional track day:||Front: -1.5º to -2.0º
|Frequent track day warrior:||Front: -2.5º to -3.0º
|Dedicated track car:||Front: -3.2º to -3.8º