How to Improve front-wheel-drive handling? More camber and caster

In stock form, our 2017 VW GTI ate through front tires on track–a common issue in many front-wheel-drive cars fitted with MacPherson struts.

The solution? Increase both camber and caster. For our GTI, that meant installing a set of camber caster plates from 034Motorsport.

While we were at it, we also installed upgraded springs, brake pads, brake rotors, wheels and tires.

Presented by CRC Industries.

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bobzilla MegaDork
4/4/23 12:45 p.m.

I have a Gumby that I used to slot and weld the strut mount for camber and some camber plates turned to be caster plates. I recommend everyone gets a Gumby. 

leegrx7 New Reader
2/8/24 6:16 a.m.

?? What is a " Gumby"

DirtyBird222 PowerDork
2/9/24 3:56 p.m.
leegrx7 said:

?? What is a " Gumby"

Yes I need to know too, even though my FWD track cars have the much superior double wishbone. 

ProDarwin MegaDork
2/9/24 3:59 p.m.

I'm only here to find out what a Gumby is

GameboyRMH MegaDork
2/10/24 1:07 a.m.

A professional fabricator I think? cheeky

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