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Old 01-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by undersc0re View Post
I am desperate to fix my wandering issue as well, what does too much caster cause in terms of tire wear or handling issues etc? I was thinking of going back to the shop and telling them to set caster to at least 3 after doing a check for worn components of course. Right now caster is at 2.0 and I am bone stock on everything. Basically wondering what adding a lot more caster would do in terms of handling/wear on a stock vehicle?

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Correct ^^^
Caster only affects the vehicles self centering characteristics, and when turning. Too much, and the steering effort increases, but vehicle is less likely to wander, too little, and steering is easy, but vehicle can wander. Im over simplifying it, but thats the basics.
Spot on! Caster has no affect on tire wear. It only affects handling and steering recenter.
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