Recently, I purchased an angle digital angle gauge from Amazon for under 15 pounds. In this article, I will show you how I use it to set my front and rear toe, as well as other bits and bobs. I will also discuss the use of a cheap camera gauge to measure ride height.
Using an Angle Gauge to Set Toe and Ride Height
Setting the Front and Rear Toe
To begin, I use the battery post as a reference point and set the angle gauge to 90 degrees and zero it. Then, I place it across the battery post and match it up to the angle of the front wheels. This will give me a total toe out of approximately five degrees. I then repeat the same process across the rear, aiming for a total toe out of 2.5 degrees.
Measuring Ride Height
To measure ride height, I use a cheap camera gauge. This will measure ride height in millimeters, so I simply pop it into all four corners of the chassis.
Setting Up Your RC Car for Optimal Performance
One of the most important steps to take when setting up your RC car for optimal performance is to make sure that the battery is correctly installed. It is essential that the battery is the correct size and weight for the car, as this will affect the car’s performance.
Another important factor to consider when setting up your RC car is the camber. This is the angle of the wheels relative to the ground, and it can have a significant impact on the car’s performance. It is recommended to set the camber to 10 degrees, or whatever angle you plan on running.
The tires are also an important factor to consider when setting up your RC car. The tires should be the correct size and type for the car, as this will affect the car’s handling and grip. It is also important to make sure that the tires are inflated to the correct pressure.
In , I have shown you how to use an angle gauge to set toe and ride height. This is a simple and cost-effective way to ensure that your RC drift car is set up correctly.
Setting up your RC car correctly is essential for optimal performance. Make sure that the battery is the correct size and weight, the camber is set to the desired angle, and the tires are the correct size and type, and are inflated to the correct pressure. By taking these steps, you can ensure that your RC car is set up for maximum performance.