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Question about wheels...


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Lately ive been seeing a lot of ricers with the back wheels, in some cases all 4 wheels, angled inwards towards the car towards the top of the tire, and outwards at the bottom...why do they do that? Wouldnt it just wear out the inner part of the tire way quicker, also providing less traction?

 

I figure its to reduce friction or something like that, but i dont see that kind of crap on professional race cars, where friction reduction would be needed more than a bumper to bumper car.

 

Im not ragging on any of you who do that to your car, but to me it just looks ridiculous...i was so sad when i saw a 370z with wheels like that...such a beautiful car, but it looked like it was mechanically retarded lol

 

What the point to it? What does it achieve? Is it just cosmetic, or is it grease monkey science that has yet to be proven on a pro racetrack?

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It's called stance, and it's purely cosmetic. Also, I agreed with you that it looked ridiculous and serves no purpose besides trend and cosmetic purpose.

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The technical term is camber. Negative camber helps handling by angling the tires to provide better grip on turns, but too much will hinder performance, lower traction, and lead to uneven tire wear.

 

Positive camber is when the top of the wheels stick out further than the bottom and is hardly ever used (off roaders and tractors are probably the most common)

 

No camber provides max traction on straights

 

Uber camber like this bimmer is purely cosmetic

 

 

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Most passenger vehicles have 0-1° Negative camber and race cars will also have camber based on driver preference and the vehicle, but NOT the amount you see on those hella camber rides

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As the others have said, it's cosmetic. Well, in performance terms it's actively harmful. Pretty dangerous too. And stupid.

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A certain amount of camber can be used to alter handling characteristics.

But what you're talking about is just a bunch of sh*theads trying to stuff their wheels up into the wheel-well of their too low cars.

 

I'm honestly surprised I haven't seen these dudes running round-profile motorcycle tires, lol.

 

 

This is camber...

 

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This is hilarious...

 

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There was a late '90s Honda Civic on the side of the freeway today with extreme camber, and it had a flat tire. I have no sympathy, he did it to himself.

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Some people also take to rolling their arches (giving more room between the tire and the arch lip) as well as a means of negating wheel rubbing from extensive negative camber to make their tires last longer, of which will be changed regularly at a increasing cost depending on how far you go with this look. I'm all for different strokes for different folks, as in my opinion I can decide to like the look on certain cars, but to be blind to the consequences would be just as stupid.

 

Little note, some people also take to arch rolling to fit larger wheels too, but by that alone it may suggest they wouldn't suit the car anyway.

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A certain amount of camber can be used to alter handling characteristics.

 

But what you're talking about is just a bunch of sh*theads trying to stuff their wheels up into the wheel-well of their too low cars.

 

I'm honestly surprised I haven't seen these dudes running round-profile motorcycle tires, lol.

 

 

 

 

This is hilarious...

 

 

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It looks like they aren't even installed! It just looks like they laid them against the car! You're right, this is hilarious.

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Look up the video of it driving, it's awesomely frightening that this thing moves.

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I don't mind the subtle camber, or the pretty clean looking rides with camber, but some people take it to the extreme...

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I don't mind the subtle camber, or the pretty clean looking rides with camber, but some people take it to the extreme...

 

I'm okay with anything that doesn't actively look like it's going to break while driving and kill someone.

 

 

Soooooo, not this...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgIrDyUEBjY

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I wonder how the car reacts when it hits a bump in the road.

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I'd like to see how the driver reacts lol.

 

Probably bounces his hear off the ceiling.

His ass is probably numb as well.

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