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Old 07-25-2010, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by MBeige View Post
You don't measure caster by the wheelbase, you measure it depending on the caster angle. From there the wheelbase difference is a secondary piece of info.

Once you've adjusted them properly, then use that secondary info to compare, but don't use it as a baseline reference point.
I know - I'm measuring it by measuring camber when the wheel has been turned by 20 degrees. This is standard practice.

My only problem is that I'm probably trying to adjust to an incorrect value of caster as the wheel base is getting too long. I'm now at 2810 instead of 2795. BUT even so the 2795 value must have a tolerance on it.

I'm asking for the correct value of caster here

W123 Caster / castor settings for a sedan / saloon?
1992 W201 190E 1.8 171,000 km - Daily driver
1981 W123 300D ~ 100,000 miles / 160,000 km - project car stripped to the bone
1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

I'm here to chat about cars and to help others - I'm not here "to always be right" like an internet warrior

Don't leave that there - I'll take it to bits!

Last edited by Stretch; 07-25-2010 at 04:33 AM. Reason: Spelling again
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