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Old 02-07-2017, 11:15 PM   #1
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Camber Plates Blocked By Shock Tower

I just installed my ST XTA Coilovers, and the camber plate seems to be blocked by the shock tower. My cars stock camber rods are set to max camber, so the camber plates are my sole adjustment for camber, but now its covered by the shock tower. Any one have any ideas on what I should do? Can the camber plates be adjusted to fit the hole? Anything? Let me know what you guys think.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:08 AM   #2
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Its not clear what you are trying to achieve but at the end of the day the position of that strut end is what matters. It might be better to make the adjustments at the spindle if you need to get further away from factory.
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Your picture looks like the drivers side, if im right you're running maximum positive camber. Fix it.
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Running maximum positive camber so my camber adjustment is solely in the camber plate. Removing the other stock adjustment. My wheels are at -1.5 roughly currently, not postitive. It's because the stock adjustment is fully maxed to negative
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Oh I see the problem -- it's the way your camber plates are designed. Looks like the only way to adjust the camber is to jack up the car, loosen or maybe completely unbolt the upper mount of the strut assembly from the car, adjust the plate, then reinstall the upper mount.

Most of the better camber plates have a separate slotted plate, so all you need to do is loosen the 3 strut mounting bolts and slide the mount around without having to remove/uninstall anything.

I would not cut up your strut tower, that lip is there for strength. Nor would I leave out any of the bolts.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:20 PM   #7
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Oh I see the problem -- it's the way your camber plates are designed. Looks like the only way to adjust the camber is to jack up the car, loosen or maybe completely unbolt the upper mount of the strut assembly from the car, adjust the plate, then reinstall the upper mount.

Most of the better camber plates have a separate slotted plate, so all you need to do is loosen the 3 strut mounting bolts and slide the mount around without having to remove/uninstall anything.

I would not cut up your strut tower, that lip is there for strength. Nor would I leave out any of the bolts.
Yeah I believe that is he problem, the KW camber plates have the same problem - thanks!
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