SmartCamber - Kit
Fast, simple and accurate. Easily measure camber and caster with one tool.
The SmartCamber tool allows you to accurately measure camber and caster over a wide variety of wheel/tire combinations. Utilizing repeatable digital technology, the tool allows precise measuring regardless of where the vehicle is or what angled surface it is on. There is no misinterpretation with this tool because there are no bubbles or lines to subjectively read. The SmartCamber tool takes all of the guesswork out of camber and caster measuring.
Take control of your vehicle’s performance. Combined with the SmartStrings, you can now perform a full four-wheel alignment precisely and quickly, at home, shop or track.
Fast, simple, and accurate.
Easy to read digital inclinometer display measures to 0.1”.
The universal design is easily used with any wheel type, and diameters ranging from 3” to 22”
No need to remove hub caps, lug nuts or jack the car off the ground. This design is held in place by hand or clipped to the wheel (if using the optional Hands-Free Adapter)– no magnets
Works equally well on level or non-level surfaces
Two tools in one, the SmartLevel module can be quickly removed to measure other things on the car, in the shop, or at home.
Widely used by Pro-Level Teams and enthusiasts, repair shops, educational institutions throughout the world
Our intention is you are keeping this tool for a lifetime, so we offer every part a la cart also. A Smart Racing Tool will never be antiquated.
Designed in California and made in Michigan, USA.
Understanding camber and caster.
Camber angle is commonly referred to as the inclination of the wheels from true vertical. Camber is read as either positive or negative.
Caster angle is the rearward inclination of the line the front steering wheels pivot around. It is important because it produces a lever-arm for lateral forces, that is, a speed-dependent returning torque to the center-steer position. Caster also increases the camber angle when the wheels are turned which can also increase the tire’s total grip. Correct settings of these two angles result in a vehicle that tracks straighter, more predictably and helps maximize the traction potential of the tire.
From the Founder, Craig Watkins.
"I actually came up with the SmartCamber gauge before the SmartStrings - I needed something to replace my old trusty Dunlop gauge that had seen better days, and wanted something digital that could be used to measure the angle of other things on the car also. Proper camber settings are significant, not just for good tire wear for a street car but to get the most from a tire on a car that is auto-crossed or track driven - it's one of the most fundamental changes (along with toe angles) to improve handling. In any of these conditions, tire wear is greatly affected by proper or improper camber settings - and lap times. A hands-free adapter is available which can be added in the options menu or purchased separately. The photo showing the product with a tire shows both SmartCamber and the HFA adapter. A carrying case is now available and may be added in the Options menu."
Hands Free Adapter (PDF)
Caster Layout Template (PDF)