Enter the ground clearance (in) and the wheel base (in) into the Breakover Angle Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Breakover Angle. 

Breakover Angle Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Breakover Angle.

BA = 2* atan ( 2*GC / WB)


  • BA is the Breakover Angle (degrees)
  • GC is the ground clearance (in) 
  • WB is the wheel base (in) 

To calculate a breakover angle, multiply the ground clearance by 2, divide by the wheel base, take the inverse tangent of this result, then finally, multiply by 2.

How to Calculate Breakover Angle?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Breakover Angle.

  1. First, determine the ground clearance (in). 
  2. Next, determine the wheel base (in). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = BA = 2* atan ( 2*GC / WB).
  4. Finally, calculate the Breakover Angle.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

ground clearance (in) = 20

wheel base (in) = 60

BA = 2* atan ( 2*GC / WB) = ?