How to Adjust Camber Measurement in Cars

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Adjust camber measurement using a digital scale to ensure a positive camber so the car geometry can hold passenger weight; learn how in this free auto-repair video.

Part of the Video Series: Wheel Alignment Tips for Custom Cars
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MARK: What we got here is a digital scale, reads in tenths of a degree. This arrow here represents positive side of zero, and see if we turn it this way that gives you a negative reading. And it's just like--it's a static reading. You hook it up, level this, and what you see is what you get. DOUG JENKINS: 3/10 of a degree, positive camber, and that seems about right for a car like this. You load one or two people in there, it's going to drop the front of the car a little bit and bring the wheel pretty much straight up and down. We'd be comfortable anywhere between zero degrees camber and a full degree, where the geometry on this car is set up, it makes it a little bit negative when you put some weight in the car. If we wanted to get serious, we can go ahead and take off those real hard-to-get adjustments bolts and move 'em, but at this point, we're going to check the caster on the car and we may have to make an adjustment for caster anyhow.

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