When you first start racing, there are a few specialized tools practically everyone will need to supplement the usual assortment of wrenches and pliers in the toolbox. One of the prime tools that we’d definitely recommend is a quality caster/camber gauge. We don’t know if we’ve ever met a winner in victory lane who doesn’t have some method for measuring at least the camber on the front wheels.
In other words, if you try to go racing without a way to measure caster and camber at your front wheels you’re just some yahoo making laps.
Fortunately, adding a quality caster/camber gauge to your toolbox doesn’t mean breaking the bank. Yes, there are digital units out there that are pretty sweet and go for several hundred dollars. But you can get results that are nearly as accurate with a traditional bubble gauge. Jegs has one of the most reasonably priced gauges we’ve seen that should meet the standards of any racer.
Jegs’ new Caster Camber Gauge sells for less than 120 bucks and has all the features included that you expect to find in more expensive bubble gauges. This includes durable billet aluminum construction, etched markings that won’t scratch off or become difficult to read, a magnetic adaptor that will fit most hubs, and a padded carrying case to protect the gauge from damage when it isn’t being used.
Of course, even the nicest looking tool is useless if it doesn’t work like you need it to. So we decided to test Jegs’ new Caster Camber Gauge by taking it to the race shop of Jason Gulledge and handing it off. The gauge worked flawlessly, as you can see in the photos.