"Toe" angle is the angle at which the wheels of your RC car point inward (positive toe) or outward (negative toe) when viewed from above. See our article on toe for the basics.
Active toe describes a change in the toe angle as the car's suspension is compressed and is sometimes used in the rear. For most cars, there is no active toe, that is, the rear wheels keep essentially the same toe angle as the suspension is compressed.
Some on-road cars are designed with a rear active toe adjustment, allowing you to alter how much the rear toe changes as you compress the suspension. This is similar to the bump steer setting in the front of the car which changes the front toe angle as the suspension is compressed.
More rear toe gain
- More rear grip/site bite
- Best for low/medium grip tracks
Less rear toe gain
- Less rear grip and side bite
- Best for high grip tracks
To learn more about adjusting toe and its affects on your car's handling, see our article on angle.