Video: How to Improve front-wheel-drive handling? More camber and caster.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-aIWwzK05II

In stock form, our 2017 VW GTI ate through front tires on track–a common issue in many front-wheel-drive cars fitted with MacPherson struts.

The solution? Increase both camber and caster. For our GTI, that meant installing a set of camber caster plates from 034Motorsport.

While we were at it, we also installed upgraded springs, brake pads, brake rotors, wheels and tires.

Presented by CRC Industries.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
4/4/23 12:45 p.m.

I have a Gumby that I used to slot and weld the strut mount for camber and some camber plates turned to be caster plates. I recommend everyone gets a Gumby. 

leegrx7
leegrx7 New Reader
2/8/24 6:16 a.m.

?? What is a " Gumby"

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
2/9/24 3:56 p.m.
leegrx7 said:

?? What is a " Gumby"

Yes I need to know too, even though my FWD track cars have the much superior double wishbone. 

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
2/9/24 3:59 p.m.

I'm only here to find out what a Gumby is

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/10/24 1:07 a.m.

A professional fabricator I think? cheeky

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/gumby/

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