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Old 01-10-2021, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Camber and alignment on a G2

Can anyone tell me the best Camber set up on a G2? I just installed a 4" lift on my G2 and now need to set Camber.
And what about alignment, how much toe-out if any? Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-10-2021, 02:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Camber and alignment on a G2

What lift kit did you install? Camber is usually non-adjustable.
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What lift kit did you install? Camber is usually non-adjustable.
Steeleng 4". The front shock mounts are slotted. You can adjust camber then you install a bolt through a regular hole to lock it in place. I think it's to allow you to use aftermarket shocks if the length isn't exactly factory.
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In that case, camber ideally should be zero. Toe should be zero to slightly in.
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:48 PM   #5
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Default Re: Camber and alignment on a G2

With this suspension set up you really want to set your toe at loaded weight. I have the Steeleng 4" lift on my G 14. I set the toe at zero with 200 lbs of weight as that is the load that mostly the cart is run in. Yamaha recommends pushing the cart 20' forward to set the toe. With the single arm suspension the toe moves all over the place with weight changes. My cart is the 95 G 14 that uses G2 type front suspension rather than a 96 that uses a G 16 type.
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With this suspension set up you really want to set your toe at loaded weight. I have the Steeleng 4" lift on my G 14. I set the toe at zero with 200 lbs of weight as that is the load that mostly the cart is run in. Yamaha recommends pushing the cart 20' forward to set the toe. With the single arm suspension the toe moves all over the place with weight changes. My cart is the 95 G 14 that uses G2 type front suspension rather than a 96 that uses a G 16 type.
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Thank you guys for the good info. Wouldn't have really thought about the loaded weight, haven't done alignment on single a-arm set ups before.
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With single a arm front suspension, the toe in setting can keep the camber set positive when going forward, especially when on hard surfaces.

Try this once. Set the toe in. Drive it on pavement in both directions. Going forward you should have positive camber. Going backwards you should have negative camber. It's just the geometry of the single a arm design. The wheels want to travel closer together when the toe is set in. Opposite is also true.

The more toe in you have, the more pronounced the change will be.

Setting Toe to zero/slightly positive will help to keep camber near zero until you steer or hit a bump. Really you can't eliminate it because it's always changing.

Google: tire scrub, bump steer
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With single a arm front suspension, the toe in setting can keep the camber set positive when going forward, especially when on hard surfaces.

Try this once. Set the toe in. Drive it on pavement in both directions. Going forward you should have positive camber. Going backwards you should have negative camber. It's just the geometry of the single a arm design. The wheels want to travel closer together when the toe is set in. Opposite is also true.

The more toe in you have, the more pronounced the change will be.

Setting Toe to zero/slightly positive will help to keep camber near zero until you steer or hit a bump. Really you can't eliminate it because it's always changing.

Google: tire scrub, bump steer
Makes perfect sense. I'll try that. Thank you for the info!!
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