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Old 07-10-2014, 11:29 AM   #71
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It's the drag racing you have to worry most about with the bolts.....


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Really soccer? I'd think hard cornering would be a lot more stressful on the bolts moreso than a hard launch but I suppose anythings possible. I'll let you all know how this goes today. I'm not an alignment specialist, but the negative camber isn't god awful, and I'm pretty sure the car has finally settled. We'll see what can be achieved today.


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Really soccer? I'd think hard cornering would be a lot more stressful on the bolts moreso than a hard launch but I suppose anythings possible. I'll let you all know how this goes today. I'm not an alignment specialist, but the negative camber isn't god awful, and I'm pretty sure the car has finally settled. We'll see what can be achieved today.


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Most cases where the bolts have been broken are hard launches at the drag strip, granted it's HARD launches, with good tires. But when they do break you better pray that they don't put you in a wall.


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Most cases where the bolts have been broken are hard launches at the drag strip, granted it's HARD launches, with good tires. But when they do break you better pray that they don't put you in a wall.


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Point taken....I eventually do want to supercharge as well with a good drag set up down the road for when this vehicle is no longer my daily. Something to think about.


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Point taken....I eventually do want to supercharge as well with a good drag set up down the road for when this vehicle is no longer my daily. Something to think about.


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Go with plates, bolts are the cheap way out, and you don't want to cheap out with any suspension components.
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Most cases where the bolts have been broken are hard launches at the drag strip, granted it's HARD launches, with good tires. But when they do break you better pray that they don't put you in a wall.


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Yeah, well we gotta watch for Rowdy Burns, that bastard will put you in a wall every time too.

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Why not camber bolts, you ask?
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Yeah, well we gotta watch for Rowdy Burns, that bastard will put you in a wall every time too.

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So boys, I'm at -1 and 3/4 camber up front, both wheels. My guy said it's borderline needing bolts and nothing at all. He stated he'd like the car to be at about -1. Advised against plates for a few reasons. First being cost. He said he'd be hard pressed to pay 250$ for 3/4 camber when I can pay 30$. He said for a DD, and that's what is, he wouldn't see any issues. Also said I'd lose my strut brace if I went plates. Is that true?


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Grabber I hate/love you at the same time for making me read that article lol.


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Grabber I hate/love you at the same time for making me read that article lol.
Understood, just wanted to share with everyone. Everyone can then make their own educated decision.
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So boys, I'm at -1 and 3/4 camber up front, both wheels. My guy said it's borderline needing bolts and nothing at all. He stated he'd like the car to be at about -1. Advised against plates for a few reasons. First being cost. He said he'd be hard pressed to pay 250$ for 3/4 camber when I can pay 30$. He said for a DD, and that's what is, he wouldn't see any issues. Also said I'd lose my strut brace if I went plates. Is that true?


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He may say they aren't needed, but I'd go with plates, of the bolts break, it's going to be ugly.

Also, I have no idea how you'd lose your strut brace. The plates don't go on that, so it doesn't make any sense that you wouldn't be able to use it.
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He may say they aren't needed, but I'd go with plates, of the bolts break, it's going to be ugly.

Also, I have no idea how you'd lose your strut brace. The plates don't go on that, so it doesn't make any sense that you wouldn't be able to use it.


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Understood, just wanted to share with everyone. Everyone can then make their own educated decision.

You guys are going to make me buy plates aren't you? Lol. I'm also reading reviews on the MM plates making serious clunking noises after installed. IF, I go plates, what's everyone got?


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No one is going to MAKE you. It's your choice, most people think bolts are just the cheap way out, and more dangerous.
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He may say they aren't needed, but I'd go with plates, of the bolts break, it's going to be ugly.

Also, I have no idea how you'd lose your strut brace. The plates don't go on that, so it doesn't make any sense that you wouldn't be able to use it.
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Ummm go somewhere else man
What, they don't go on the top of it, where the brace goes, do they? I don't see how they would benefit up there.
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I'm not exactly sure how they work. That's why I'm asking.


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I'm not exactly sure how they work. That's why I'm asking.


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I'm 99.9% sure they won't interfere with the Strut tower Brace.
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They will fit just like it does with a Boss intake manifold.


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Good to know guys. Arghhhh I think I'm gunna spring for plates. What's everybody got?


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What, they don't go on the top of it, where the brace goes, do they? I don't see how they would benefit up there.
Actually the brace bolts on to the bolts of the CC plates! But mostly all of the CC plates allow to bolt on the STB.
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1st one is BBK CC plates & 2nd is MM CC plates!
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Actually the brace bolts on to the bolts of the CC plates! But mostly all of the CC plates allow to bolt on the STB.
Huh, I didn't know that. Now I do. Mine came installed with the STB for the GT Premium. Once I get some Ford Racing parts,(Valve Covers, FRPP handling pack, and eventually the Cobra Jet IM) I'll be changing the STB to the Boss 302 STB.

The Boss STB does actually fit over the CJ intake manifold.
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I've got the Steeda Heavy Duty Strut Mounts and the OEM Boss 302 strut tower brace, no problems at all.

If you want to read a more detailed write up on why you shouldn't cheap on your strut mounts, see what Steeda has to say about it:

The Truth About Camber Caster Plates and Strut Mounts | Steeda Blog
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Stock STB fits over the Boss manifold too

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Huh, I didn't know that. Now I do. Mine came installed with the STB for the GT Premium. Once I get some Ford Racing parts,(Valve Covers, FRPP handling pack, and eventually the Cobra Jet IM) I'll be changing the STB to the Boss 302 STB. The Boss STB does actually fit over the CJ intake manifold.
The boss 302 STB is the best IMO it fits v6, GT, boss & Cobra Jet! & it's the cheapest!
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So, what are the differences between a MM plate, and a J&M plate besides 70$?


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The boss 302 STB is the best IMO it fits v6, GT, boss & Cobra Jet! & it's the cheapest!
The stock GT bar is the cheapest because it already came on the car, heh.
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The stock GT bar is the cheapest because it already came on the car, heh.
Not on all of them!
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Alright let's get off the STB kick lol. Plates- GO!


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I'm not sure about that. Check with Hypermotive to give you a better deal on ground control caster camber plates that are more user friendly and more adjustment than maximum motorsport cc plates. I paid $300 for mine.


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I'm not sure about that. Check with Hypermotive to give you a better deal on ground control caster camber plates that are more user friendly and more adjustment than maximum motorsport cc plates. I paid $300 for mine.


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