1. ## rear wheel camber

if i was to decrease my rear wheel camber from 6 degrees to like 2 or 3. that would raise my rear seat height, correct?

if so, how much?

2. Yes, it would raise the RSH.

How much depends...

...on your total rear wheel/tire diameter. Tell me! Then I will tell you.

3. It would change a miniscule amount. Here's calcs I worked up awhile back for various cambers and wheel/tire sizes:

Attachment 45774
Attachment 45775

Changing from 0 to 6 degrees camber on a 540 tire (24IN) yields a change in axle height of 0.07IN (about 1/16"). Only when you change to sports' cambers (e.g., 18 degrees) is axle-height change noticeable: about a 9/16" (~0.59") for a 24" tire.

NOTE for scale reference: in the top picture, camber is 18 degrees.

4. Originally Posted by ChrissyOT
Yes, it would raise the RSH.

How much depends...

...on your total rear wheel/tire diameter. Tell me! Then I will tell you.
right now i have 16 1/2 RSH. i've got 24 x 1 3x8 wheels. 6 degree camber. i wanna go to 3 degrees.

what is it? like a 1/2 inch every camber degree? it's a gpv, with the washers. it has 6 washers now.

5. Originally Posted by rollin64
what is it? like a 1/2 inch every camber degree?
Because the change in height is based on trigonometry, the change in height is not a constant rate (like 1/2"/degree).

Originally Posted by rollin64
right now i have 16 1/2 RSH. i've got 24 x 1 3x8 wheels. 6 degree camber. i wanna go to 3 degrees.

what is it? like a 1/2 inch every camber degree? it's a gpv, with the washers. it has 6 washers now.
For your 24" diameter wheels, changing from 6 degrees to 3 degrees of camber would raise your RSH about 1mm (i.e., 1/25") - miniscule.

PS: sorry I jumped in. You were asking Chrissy

6. Originally Posted by chasmengr
It would change a miniscule amount. Here's calcs I worked up awhile back for various cambers and wheel/tire sizes:

Attachment 45774
Attachment 45775

Changing from 0 to 6 degrees camber on a 540 tire (24IN) yields a change in axle height of 0.07IN (about 1/16"). Only when you change to sports' cambers (e.g., 18 degrees) is axle-height change noticeable: about a 9/16" (~0.59") for a 24" tire.

NOTE for scale reference: in the top picture, camber is 18 degrees.
wow....thanks chasmengr. that kinda put things in perspective. it's fine you jumped in. i'm lookin for input, lol. miniscule is what i wanted to hear, haha.

7. Leave it to chaz to point it out in a diagram.
That's sarcasm, but definitely not in a bad way.

8. Originally Posted by Crappler
Leave it to chaz to point it out in a diagram.
That's sarcasm, but definitely not in a bad way.
Hey, I'm an engineer
Diagrams are a huge part of my thinking process.

9. Originally Posted by chasmengr
Hey, I'm an engineer
LOL! Woo woo!!

10. Don't forget to make sure your front casters are at 90o after changing. You may want to check for toe in/out on the rear wheels. If it feels more clunky after going to a 3o just move the cog up a smidge and it'll turn as fast as when it was 6o.

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