Variable Camber Steering Suspension

November 1st, 2006

OnCamber had an interesting item on display at the SEMA Show 06. Their USTCC Prototype Class RSX was sporting a fancy variable front camber contraption. The steering system is connected to a lever that moves the upper mounting points for the front suspension, effectively altering the car’s camber. The more the steering wheel is turned, the more camber is removed or added. This provides the necessary negative camber (on the outside wheel) to maximize tire contact within turns, but retain a more neutral camber in straight line driving. Additionally, the unloaded tire maintains positive camber when cornering, minimizing wheel lock and flat spotting. Obviously, this type of setup wouldn’t fly in most any spec racing class, but it’s an interesting idea for an all-out racer.

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