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    Rear Wheel Settings

    Just checking what are the best settings for the rear wheels. At ride height 0 Camber then going into negative Camber under compression. 0.75 degree toe in, 1.5 degree toe in combined.

    From the info I've found this is the desired?

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    What vehicle and running gear xj6/12 early or xj40?
    Dax 351 Cleveland T5 2.88 PL

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    Hi Jon, it's a Pilgrim and uses Granada or Sierra as a base.

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    Thanks Phil ,
    I am sure someone will post recommendations. I only know about Jaguar set up .

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    Phil,

    Assuming that it is a Mk3 and you are using the lower hole (for the outboard rear trailing arm pivot bolt) then the camber should be between -0.5 & -1 degree (negative camber) depending on your ride height. The only way to adjust it is by moving either the inner or outer hole or by machining / shimming the upright all of which take considerable time and effort for little gain (in my opinion). The rear camber changes by approximately 0.7° (more negative) for each 20mm of suspension travel at the hub.

    The toe can also only be adjusted by the above methods and, as any change will affect both toe & camber, it can be a nightmare to get "right" - don't ask me how I know!

    My understanding, from reading Allan Staniforth et al, is that the rear toe should never be positive under any circumstances and that a small amount (0.5 degree) of negative toe at each wheel is a reasonable setting. On the Granada suspension the rear wheels go negative on compression - i.e. the toe at normal ride height will go more negative under load.

    Hope this is of some help.

    Regards,
    Ian
    Pilgrim Sumo Mk3; IVA Apr. 2014; RV8 3.9 EFi ; Cosworth T5; Granada Donor
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