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Old 06-12-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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Caster camber plates

Okay guys, I'm thinking about lowering my car 2" up front and 1.8" in the rear. If I end up not getting caster camber plates how badly will my tires wear? Also are there any other repercussions?
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Your entire frontend alignment will be off and you'll **** up your tires in pretty short order.

If you are going to lower your car, CC plates are a required item. Either do it right/safely or don't do it at all.
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My Mach 1 is lowered about that much. No CC plates at the moment. I put brand new tires on one year ago and the wear on the inside is pretty noticeable. I also only put about 8k miles on the cat per year.

I actually just noticed the wear doing and oil change. Maximum Motor sports CC plates on order.

If you're gonna lower it and value your tires invest in the cc plates too.

I notice handling/driving issues like when on the interstate changing lanes, I can feel the steering wheel pull going over even the slightest uneven pavement.

I moved to San Diego last month and the lane divider stripes have these freaking bumps in them. Steering pulls going over them as well.

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So if I go any lower than I currently am (1.5") I need caster camber plates?
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I would highly suggest them unless you don't wanna be buying new tires often. I maxed out my aftermarket CC plates and had to even get adjustable camber bolts to get it right where I wanted it.
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Put it this way too. Better to spend an extra 150-200$ on some CC plates now instead of 500-600$ on new tires and then realizing your gonna need some CC plates with them so they don't wear out like your old tires just did.
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So if I go any lower than I currently am (1.5") I need caster camber plates?
You should really get CC plates if you are going lower at all.

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Put it this way too. Better to spend an extra 150-200$ on some CC plates now instead of 500-600$ on new tires and then realizing your gonna need some CC plates with them so they don't wear out like your old tires just did.
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Thanks for all the info guys
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And when you do order CC plates you want the Maximum Motorsports ones. Steeda is decent too but MM is better, Griggs is too damn much money but they are good too. Suspension is one area one should never ever cheap out on. Not just for your own safety but so as not to be a hazard on the road.
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Okay guys, I'm thinking about lowering my car 2" up front and 1.8" in the rear. If I end up not getting caster camber plates how badly will my tires wear? Also are there any other repercussions?
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It's been pretty beaten in here but Caster Camber Plates are going to be a must! Not only are they going to keep your tires from prematurely wearing but they're also going to alleviate additional unnecessary stress on your suspension. Think of them as insurance!

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Your entire frontend alignment will be off and you'll **** up your tires in pretty short order.

If you are going to lower your car, CC plates are a required item. Either do it right/safely or don't do it at all.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This!

scottydsntknow is right on the money here-It's just not worth blowing through cash, front tires, and wasting funds on an alignment. Maximum Motorsports Caster Camber Plates are a fantastic set; These guys really know their suspension game if you haven't heard of them. Definitely worth the money as well!

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Thanks for all the info!
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MM plates all the way and be done with it! One of the best couple hundred I have ever spent.

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