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Camber plates...

C'mon Matt.. what can you get? How much? The outside edges of my front tires are suffering, even under stupid-high tire pressures. :?

I've heard that in certain applications the Ground-Control camber plates move the top of the strut up a bit.. effectively lowering the front end without losing any suspension travel. Can anyone verify that this is the case on the escort?

Are there any issues with using stock spring caps and perches with camber plates? I've heard that I should be able to get a few degrees worth of movement out of the top of the strut, despite having the full size cap.

How about the cusco plates? Same story?

Anyone know of any other plates than those?
 

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GC camber plates. They actually raise it now lower sorry. umm $289 + shipping. They list for $299. They do not make a rear one.


I've considered trying to fab some up one of these days but for now GC is your best bet. Cusco is starting to get harder to get.
 

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If you just need some adjustment for alignment, you can get ez-cams. Theyre a replacement bolt that replaces the top bolt where the strut mounts to the hub. They have a cam that can be adjusted to provide a few degrees of adjustement either positive or negative. They work for the front and the rear and are easy to install. Price for them here seems a bit much for what they are, but I paid about 20 bucks each for them. 80 bones to do all 4 corners. They guy couldnt align the car without them since Ive lowered the car a couple of inches with the Intrax springs.
I dont know if the ez-cam is the performance-minded way to go, but theyre a lot cheaper than the camber plates that mount up top and they should be perfect for the street. I wont be needing to constantly adjust camber or caster for the track.
Good luck!
 

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What width tires, and what width rim are you using with those cam adjusters, Jim? I was kinda concerned about tipping the wheel in towards the strut any further because of clearance issues.

I'm running 205 width rubber on 16x7s

Yeah, having adjustability for the track is an issue for me.. but I'm not sure just how much adjustability I'll really end up needing until I can actually do it. :?

Thanks Matt.. sounds good. I'll need to keep an eye on my savings.
 

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Make sure your struts tops are not spun aruond the wrong way. I can't remember which way is stock, but rotating the strut top actually adjusts the camber a bit. I have mine spun 180 from stock since it's lowered and the camber is fine. Also if it's wearing the outside edge you should check your toe in/out to see if it's alright.
 

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yeah, sleeper, I got an alignment and the fellow at the shop told me about the strut mount rotation thing. I'd turned one 180 degrees and it was causing some funny steering traights. My toe is fine (according to recent alignment and having replaced tie-rods, bushings and ball-joints in the front end) AFIK.

When I autocross, or go blazing through the switchbacks around here, I can see where my outside front edges are getting feathered pretty bad... after cruising down the interstate @ 75mph for 3 hours straight I'm not getting any wear on the outside edges. I had toe problems on my old BMW before, wore the edges off of a new set of yokohamas during one 8 hour long high speed commute to college :x This isn't quite like that.

I'm thinking camber plates would be nice.. that way I can just jack up the car and throw the camber to it's current spot for when I'm taking a trip.. and then bring them in a bit for around home where I'm tearing up the streets, then throw them as far in as they'll go for the autocross track.
 

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My tires are wearing on the inside edge. The top needs to come out a hair, yet it isnt rubbing.. Im running 205/40/17s on 7" wheels on the car too. As far as the top mount goes, I think I put it on the same way it came off; with the little rubber nubs pointing to the inside (If that means anything to anyone.)
Supposedly, the cams are all the guy needs to be able to adjust it but they only give 1.75 degrees in either direction. That just doesnt seem like much to me, but if it fixes my issues, I dont care. We'll see soon enough I guess.
 
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