Car #: 23
Year : 1995 Posts: 912
Are there any downsides to running caster higher than 5? Or higher in general? What's the tradeoff, if any?
The setup guide only suggests having 3-5 caster both sides. But if you run more caster than 5, couldn't you dial in less base camber, but still achieve the same camber numbers in the turns? Seems like this would be the best of both worlds: high negative camber in turns but low neg camber in a straight line to increase acceleration and braking performance.
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Car #: 14
Year : 90 Posts: 739
Do not think there is any danger. Higher caster values can cause both jacking and increased steering effort. That being said, I personally perfer caster on the higher side.
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