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Old 12-18-2008, 05:44 AM   #1
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Re: caster camber plates

ok im going to do it, im going to ask the dumb question.......

what in the world are caster camber plates? and what do they do?
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Re: caster camber plates

CC plates are the plates on the top of your strut towers where your front struts come up through into your engine bay.

What they do is they allow you greater adjustment to fine tune your front wheel alignment. The stock plates offer limited adjustment, so when you lower your car, you may or may not be able to get your caster and camber right. For example, my car is out of spec because the stock plates will not allow enough adjustment.

When I get the MM plates, I will finally be able to get things within spec.

Plus, the aftermarket ones look a ton better than stock.
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ok that gives me a better understanding, thank you. but now i have another question, does the adjustment help in the way your ride handels?? this is a whole new world that i know nothing about. Power addatives i know, suspension im like president bush in the oval office--clueless lol
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Re: caster camber plates

Yes, it will help the way your car handles if it is out of spec currently. It will help you get your allignment right so you don't get quite as much road steering. I get a ton of that because my wheels are tilted in a little too much. The road I live off of will stear my car something fierce.

It won't change the way the suspension handles bumps and such, but it will help your stearing, tracking, and tire wear if you are currently out of spec. But, like I Said, they are also a nice under hood dress up item.
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very intresting, i feel like i should have learned all this. im not happy with the way my car handles. it doesnt take bumps well as it is and i swear it pulls to the left on its own somtimes...that could be alignment as well.

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Re: caster camber plates

It could also be bump steer, which is not cured by plates....but by installing a bump steer kid from steeda or upr or other places.

And so you know, bumpsteer is when your wheel changes allignment as the suspension travels. The bumpsteer kit allows the wheel to maintain it's verticle allignment thru the range of motion.
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wow!! all news to me. dam thanks. ill remember that.
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how is the best way to put the 2 shorts and 2 long spacers in the bearing plate ???
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I have mine set for maximum handling alignment (but its all speculation lol you have to get on a track and see what works for you and your car) and I can tell a difference.
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Re: caster camber plates

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I've always had good luck with Maximum Motorsports products. I'm currently not running their C/C plates but they do make a quality piece.

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It could also be bump steer, which is not cured by plates....but by installing a bump steer kid from steeda or upr or other places.

And so you know, bumpsteer is when your wheel changes allignment as the suspension travels. The bumpsteer kit allows the wheel to maintain it's verticle allignment thru the range of motion.
This was the biggest problem I had after lowering my car. Even after getting the alignment put into spec I was having issues with the car wanting to steer out on a hard turn. Put in a bumpsteer kit and the difference was night and day.

You have to remember, most of us are pushing our stock suspension limits just with the tires we are running. I'm running a 275 on the from with little sidewall and a 295 on the back with a little more sidewall than the front. This is putting an enormous strain on the stock suspension components just in normal driving, hence the reason a car with much wider tires will "track" with the grooves on the road. The stock steering setup is not designed to control wheels and tires with these weights and sizes.

Probably one of the next suspension pieces going on my car will be something to beef up the steering components in the car.
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how is the best way to put the 2 shorts and 2 long spacers in the bearing plate ???
How much is your car lowered?

Also, which kit are you attempting to install?

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I have mine set for maximum handling alignment (but its all speculation lol you have to get on a track and see what works for you and your car) and I can tell a difference.
If you would like a good set of alignment specs for the shop to work off of I can give you mine. I have my car set at the maximum specs recommended by Kenny Brown, and they are nowhere near the stock limits lol.
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quote:lowflynHow much is your car lowered?

Also, which kit are you attempting to install?




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You wouldn't happen to have the kit number handy would you?
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Re: caster camber plates

Ok, you should be running:

1 short spacer under the plate
1 short and 2 longs on top of the plate
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Ok, you should be running:

1 short spacer under the plate
1 short and 2 longs on top of the plate
but , can i close the hood without problems with this setup?
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You should be able to, that's the setup I ran with C springs on my V6 car. Take a piece of playdough and set it on top of both struts and slowly shut the hood till it latches. Then open it back again, if the playdough has been pressed down it's too high.
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if that the case can i pot one short and one long below and one short and one long above??

i will not cot the springs like you do, so this setup may work?
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if that the case can i pot one short and one long below and one short and one long above??

i will not cot the springs like you do, so this setup may work?
That setup is for stock suspension height. Even with non-cut C springs you will probably have to do the way I said since it will be lowered about .75 inches.

Just use some playdough or something pliable and slowly shut the hood. If it's too high you'll know.
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That setup is for stock suspension height. Even with non-cut C springs you will probably have to do the way I said since it will be lowered about .75 inches.

Just use some playdough or something pliable and slowly shut the hood. If it's too high you'll know.
if that happen ( the strut too high) what can i do??
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Re: caster camber plates

If the top of the strut is too high...put more spacer under the plate. If it's too low you will have greatly reduced suspension travel and a likely dangerous situation.
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You are setting up your car about the same as mine is except I used the J&M plates. There was plenty of room under the hood for the struts...I had at least an inch of room.
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