Somehow, my original post disappeared into the ether, guys, so I am less enthusiastic as I type this one. What´s the story on that? I spend time writing, hit submit, and no post. I must admit, I used my best expletives when it happened.
O.K, to my post.
Glad to have you on the site, Barrie. Your company´s reputation has been a bit of a mystery, since, to my knowledge, no one has any experience with you folks.
I have some questions for you (Hell, I was going to call you folks on Monday, anyway.) I just purchased the Ford Motorsports/DS ZX2 coil-over race kit for my ´92 GT, and have been considering caster/camber plates from you, and from GC. My only concern on the plates is that they may transmit a bit too much harshness when teamed with the 325/500 set up (I am thinkin´ that this setup is too hard for the street, but I just have to try it. : } ).
My questions are the following: 1) what type of bearing do you use, and how long does it, typically, last, 2) how does your plate compare to GC´s, 3) will my original RMM strut bar still fit, 4) does the inset (allowing increased strut travel) lower the ride height, requiring raising the spring perch, 5) do you have a picture, and what is the present price, 6) do you have any alignment specs that you have found successful for street use, 7) do you have rear mounts, since the Mazdaspeed units take forever to arrive and are pretty pricey for rubber mounts?
Thanks, again, for joining us, Barrie. I look forward to the chat.
THe differences between our kit and the ford Msport kit is as follows, the msport kit was developed for the original zx2 before the s/r came out, the kit was desinged to be used in SCCA showroom stock class racing which limits the lowered ride height to -1" . THe strut is inverted so you can´t use off the shelf rebuild parts and the company that made this kits mmade 50 only back in 98´ with ford ordering no rebuild kits or replacement parts if anything goes wrong.
Our kit uses the same springs ( HyperCo. ) but we use custom built koni´s which are rebuildable and can be lowered to the ground if you so desire .
the Lamprey kit is far simpler then the ground control kit giving it a better price point but reducing the ´ no brainer´ adjusment system the GC has on thiers.
The ride WILL be very harsh as the rubber mount that took up the vibration ( which also deformed under hard cornering and loading) is replaced with a steel plate. If you want comfort or carry full coffee´s in the car when you drive then any ´ hard plate´ is not for you
The lamprey when used with my kit or the Ford Msport kit will lower the [email protected] 1- 1 1/2" with your kit I don´t believe you can raise the car beyond - 1" with these plates installed bering wise we use a teflon impregnated spherical bering rated to more then 15x the escorts corner weight at 1.0G.
Since this item was not a big interest item the testing and refining have been put on the back burner as we develop turbo kits for the zetec line of cars ( zx2, contour, cougar ) but they are in the midst of a design change that will again reduce costs on productionnof the item, I would suspect that given the present conditions the cost will be @$300 Canadian per corner or @ $180 US.
Yes we do make front and rear plates however given that for two years now my requests for a setup escort over at ERDT and to those that call looking for parts for thier escorts have gone unheeded, I can only assume that the escort and zx2 have maintained the exact same setup.