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Old 07-14-2014, 06:21 AM   #106
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I'm kinda confused about hypermotives CC plates. The description is 2010-2014. Didn't the strut design change in 2011? Would they even fit on my 2005-2010 koni str.t's? And could any provide info or convince me as to what the better choice is? Hypermotive or MM?


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Just contacted Jayson @ Hypermotive an he advised me first to turn the GT500 mounts around 180 degrees pointing inwards, an that should get me into spec without dumping 300$ on CC plates. I think I'll give that a shot first.


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Just contacted Jayson @ Hypermotive an he advised me first to turn the GT500 mounts around 180 degrees pointing inwards, an that should get me into spec without dumping 300$ on CC plates. I think I'll give that a shot first. Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Isn't that what grabberBlue told u to do?
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Isn't that what grabberBlue told u to do?

Yes, but it's just something I wanted assurance on, and multiple opinions before I waste a day taking it all apart again, for no reason. Basically I wanted proof it would work. Some guy on modded mustangs.com also did it and wrote down all the math involved. Seems I can get back about ".8" of camber. That should be more than enough. I know grabber knows his ish, just wanted to be 100% sure.


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I think they call these guys "askholes" - ask for advice, then do something different.

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I think they call these guys "askholes" - ask for advice, then do something different.

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Lol nah, I just wanna do this right, and do it once. There's many different paths I can take with this. I have no problem buying plates, bolts, or changing the angle of the mounts. Like I said, just wanna make sure it'll all pan out. If I knew things were going to be like this, I probably would've just said F it and bought coils. However, it's too late. I'll reiterate, I really appreciate any info given


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I think they call these guys "askholes" - ask for advice, then do something different.

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Old 07-14-2014, 11:19 AM   #113
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Ahh Fk it that was wrong of me lol. But I coined and should copyright the name I came up with for my friend... AssHo
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I was hesitant to get upper mounts, but I think I will probably order them anyway. I ordered all BMR stuff over the last month. I now have springs, lca brackets, lca's, panhard rod, and upper control arm is on order. Back when I was younger I wouldn't hesitate to install the parts one by one, but I don't like doing that any more - jack the car up ONE time, and do it all at once, heh.

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You will never see me post about something I don't have first hand experience on. Trust me if I say it can be done it can be done. I'll call BS on something if it's not right.
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You will never see me post about something I don't have first hand experience on. Trust me if I say it can be done it can be done. I'll call BS on something if it's not right.


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I was hesitant to get upper mounts, but I think I will probably order them anyway. I ordered all BMR stuff over the last month. I now have springs, lca brackets, lca's, panhard rod, and upper control arm is on order. Back when I was younger I wouldn't hesitate to install the parts one by one, but I don't like doing that any more - jack the car up ONE time, and do it all at once, heh.

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Grabber I appreciate it, I do. I wasn't questioning your knowledge, just wanted multiple opinions is all. I also wanna make sure that by doing this, I'll still have the proper amount of negative camber. Also down the road I will be getting 19's or 20's and wasn't sure if that would greatly affect a suspension without the ability to change caster/camber/toe.

And compstall I'm the same way. Although this time around I pieced things together and put them on at different intervals. Hell I'm still waiting on my nationally back ordered koni shocks to arrive :/


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Old 07-14-2014, 01:34 PM   #117
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Shocks/struts is one thing I'm gonna wait on. Might as well use up what's there, maybe in 20k miles or so when the time comes to swap them out I'll replace with something better.

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Yeah I wanted to pretty much do the entire suspension all at once.


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Old 07-14-2014, 02:19 PM   #119
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If anything compstall, go with coil overs. I wish I did lol.


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Old 07-20-2014, 07:14 PM   #120
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A little update:

I switched around the GT500 mounts like I was advised by grabber. From the naked eye, it looks as if there is no difference in camber whatsoever. So I think the gameplan is going to be plates in the near future. I don't have to gain much camber back so in that aspect it kind of sucks to have to spend that kind of cash for .7" give or take. But oh well, pay to play I suppose.


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The naked eye isn't very scientific. Get a straight edge and a digital level and check it that way. Also if you go with camber plates you have to ditch the GT500 mounts.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:46 PM   #122
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Lol I realize that, but honestly it looks no different than where it was, it could even be more on the negative side. I'll get spec'd again at the alignment shop. There goes another 50$ lol.


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Something's not right. Are you sure you installed them correctly?
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:47 PM   #124
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Something's not right. Are you sure you installed them correctly?

I'm 100% positive. I took the car to the gas station, and on a completely flat slab of concrete, it looked like the camber was ever so slightly positive. And I stress ever so slightly. Maybe it was the road I was on after switching the mounts around. Maybe it takes a bit of driving as well. Looks identical to how it looked before on my sloped driveway.


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I'm 100% positive. I took the car to the gas station, and on a completely flat slab of concrete, it looked like the camber was ever so slightly positive. And I stress ever so slightly. Maybe it was the road I was on after switching the mounts around. Maybe it takes a bit of driving as well. Looks identical to how it looked before on my sloped driveway.


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So the camber is positive? So the top of the tire is further out than the bottom?

If I remember correctly your car had a negative. So the mount put a positive?

Maybe the alignment shot put you car to zero camber so now the GT500 mounts added additional positive so ur now at an ever so positive. You can now do a realignment and adjust within spec again
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No no no. What I meant was it looks SLIGHTLY more positive than it was, but it looks to still be about -1.5"


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A few tricks you can use, the knuckle as well as the two bolts holding your struts gives you about 1 degree of adjustment.
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Damn ok lol, wish I knew that doing it again last night.


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A little reference to the rear wheel. It looks as if rotating the mounts did help a bit to square things off.


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I think the fenders really throw things off from a frontal view of the car the way they're angled and because the 8" wide tires are extremely sunk in. I think I can live with this lol.


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Another small update. Got realigned and the strut angle swap gave me about 3/4" on one side and 1/2" on the other. That puts me at -1" and -1.25 on the other side: I'm totally fine with that. I'll have a bit of inner tire wear down the road, but 1. I'll have new summer shoes next year and 2. I'm getting a beater for the winter so the tires will last.


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Anyone run kW v3 coil over. They are $2600 on AM. I was wondering if there was that much of a benefit to them.
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I just got eibach pro kit, how do I avoid issues like this? I do not know much about alignment and I do not want to wear my tires and car because someone messed up installing


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He said "issues"

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Well past 24 hours since you claimed someone would say "issues" so I win $75 from you lol
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I just got eibach pro kit, how do I avoid issues like this? I do not know much about alignment and I do not want to wear my tires and car because someone messed up installing


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The Eibach pro kit will leave you within spec honestly.

In fact, supposedly the Eibach Sportline springs were supposedly going to knock me out of spec but (I can't remember what my fronts eventually ended up and I can't look up the alignment papers cuz I'm on vacation in Destin, FL atm)... but my fronts have worn completely evenly thru my second set of tires.

I had like -1.5 and -1.6 camber or something I think.
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Dallas, find a 24 hour period, from 0001 to 2359 where somebody didn't say "issue" and I'll gladly send the last person to post in that time period $75.

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Dallas, find a 24 hour period, from 0001 to 2359 where somebody didn't say "issue" and I'll gladly send the last person to post in that time period $75.

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If I want to lower 1 inch, all I need is springs and PHB right?
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I'm thinking of dropping 1" also OR getting a full FRPP suspension package which drops 1".

Just wondering if its worth all the extra costs.
$200 parts vs $1200 parts
$200 labor vs $700 labor

I've seen a lot of people say if you drop then you need to change struts/shocks too, but is it really necessary for just a 1" drop?
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