Camber Angle

Camber Angle

Definition: It is defined as the angle between the car wheel from its vertical axis. Camber angle is also called 'rake angle'.

Positive Camber Angle Effect:
  • If the tyre is tilt outside the vertical line then it is called positive camber angle.
  • Increase car stability to drive along a straight line.
  • Reduce Steering effort.
  • Works well on uneven Vehicle
  • A positive camber angle cause wheel to toe out.
  • Wheels will wear down more on outside than inside.

Negative Camber Angle Effect:
  • Resist the vehicle tendency to move slip sideways during cornering but it will increase the steering effort.
  • Wheels will wear down more on the inside than outside.
  • Will cause front wheel toe-in.
  • Increase in Suspension Wear.
Zero Camber Angle Effect :
  • It is the desired angle because it will cause uniform tire wearing and long life (good tyre life point of view).
  • If there are any irregularity on the road it will cause change in wheel load from one bearing to other .This cause change in camber angle.

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