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What is positive camber?

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Positive camber refers to the angle of a wheel rim that is mounted with the top side of the wheel angled away from the vehicle. Camber is the measurement of the inward or outward angle of wheels.

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Camber is used to provide vehicle stability. On a low-slung sports car, there is almost always a negative camber, with the top edge of the rim inside the bottom edge, to help with cornering forces. On a higher-riding SUV or truck, positive cambers help maintain stability for a higher center of gravity. A wheel that is perpendicular to the driving surface with no tilt has zero camber.

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