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Old 09-29-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Camber bolts vs plates

Am in the market for lowering springs and I am thinking of getting the FRPP B springs. Will I need cc plates to correct the camber or will the cc bolts be able to solve the issue.
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Bolts will be fine, you don't need plates unless its a huge drop and your looking for extra adjustment.
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Bolts will be fine, you don't need plates unless its a huge drop and your looking for extra adjustment.
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Anything over 1" and the bolts will NOT bring you back into spec. Period.
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Anything over 1" and the bolts will NOT bring you back into spec. Period.
Not necessarily... Venemouz was dropped over 2" with his GT and didn't have bolts or plates and had a perfect alignment. There is a lot to do with the place that does the alignment.
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Anything over 1" and the bolts will NOT bring you back into spec. Period.
My car is lowered 1.25f and 1.0r and there was still more adjustment left after I had it set to my specs(1.5 degrees of negative camber).
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Get the plates instead of taking the chance of ruining tires that cost more to replace than buying plates....
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As much as I don't want to spend the cash on plates it's probably worth it in the long run. I just hope the alignment shop knows how to adjust them.
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Most plates are just camber plates unless u get mm caster/camber plates...ask around local parts stores/mechanics and u will notice alot will recommend a certain shop..and just stay and watch the computer screen when u take it...make sure is dead on...with springs you got I'd go 0 camber or -1 for if your a corner carver....
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The CC bolts should do just fine..... I'm dropped 2 inches and only ended up with -1.5* of camber WITHOUT adjusting anything.
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I'm curious too because I wanna drop with some H&R super sports and the extra 200 for caster camber plates sucks.
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Not necessarily... Venemouz was dropped over 2" with his GT and didn't have bolts or plates and had a perfect alignment. There is a lot to do with the place that does the alignment.


Very true I have a near 2 inch drop with H&R super sport springs (using Eibach bolts no plate) and perfect alignment but I go to a exellent alignment shop , that place has been in business for decades. That being said the S197 I have may be easier to adjust vs older model mustangs.
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The CC bolts should do just fine..... I'm dropped 2 inches and only ended up with -1.5* of camber WITHOUT adjusting anything.
-1.5??? The outside of your tire has to be wearing a lot more than inside and inside is probably chattered...
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-1.5??? The outside of your tire has to be wearing a lot more than inside and inside is probably chattered...
-1.5 really isn't that much. Barely even noticeable.
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-1.5??? The outside of your tire has to be wearing a lot more than inside and inside is probably chattered...
Nope. They're wearing perfectly fine and that's on a 150 treadwear tire.
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Even -1 the outside wears fast in my experience...I hated getting new tires because thhe outside tread was gone....so cc plates cured that and haven't had that problem...
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Even -1 the outside wears fast in my experience...I hated getting new tires because thhe outside tread was gone....so cc plates cured that and haven't had that problem...
Yeah I can get a picture later today, I've seen it wear out customers cars before but not mine for some reason
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MM CC plates are not expensive and you won't have to worry about them. Do it right the first time.
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I second the "do it right the first time" opinion.
I bought the Eibach camber bolts and did my alignment myself. They aren't enough and are a much smaller diameter than the factory bolts. When I tried to call Eibach on this, they gave me a bunch of attitude before transferring me to customer support, where i could only leave a message. Needless to say, no one ever bothered to call me back.

Don't get stuck half way thru the job, like I did.
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My tires are still wearing a little faster on the outside even with 1.5 degrees of negative camber. With that said, I drive a lot of mountain roads and autox my car a few times a year.
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