How Do You Use a Camber Gauge on a RC Car?

Using a camber gauge on a Radio Controlled (RC) car is one of the best ways to make sure that your vehicle is properly aligned and running as efficiently as possible. The camber gauge is an essential tool in any RC car builder’s toolbox.

It allows you to easily measure the camber angle of your car’s wheels, which affects how well it handles and performs. This article will explain how to use a camber gauge on your RC car and why it’s so important.

What is Camber?

Camber is the angle at which the wheel sits when viewed from the front or rear of the vehicle. When looking at the wheel from directly in front, it should appear to be perfectly vertical – this is called zero camber. If it appears to be angled inward towards the centerline of the vehicle, then this is negative camber; if it appears angled outward away from the centerline, then this is positive camber.

Why Do We Measure Camber?

Camber affects how well your RC car handles, accelerates, and brakes. Too much negative camber will cause your car to “pull” or drift to one side when cornering; too much positive camber will cause excessive tire wear and reduced grip on corners. By measuring and adjusting your car’s camber angle, you can ensure that your vehicle performs optimally.

How To Use A Camber Gauge On An RC Car

  • Step 1: Securely mount your car on a flat surface such as a workbench or table.
  • Step 2: Place the camber gauge onto each wheel in turn, making sure that it sits firmly without any movement or tilt.
  • Step 3: Check both sides of each wheel for any discrepancy in their measured angles – this indicates that there may be an alignment issue with either side of the suspension.
  • Step 4: Adjust each wheel’s angle using shims or spacers as needed until they are equal on both sides.


Using a camber gauge on an RC car is an essential part of making sure that your vehicle performs optimally. By measuring and adjusting each wheel’s angle with a camber gauge, you can ensure that your car runs more efficiently and handles better when cornering.

Knowing how to use a camber gauge properly can help you get more out of your RC car!

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James Gardner