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Old 05-11-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Quick question about camber plates/coil over

Hey guys, quick question.

I just ordered my coilovers, and I'm wondering if I need camber plates?

I know OEM doesnt have much adjustability, so if it would be a good idea to install them while I'm at it. I do want some camber upfront so I can go low. Not slammed though.

Also, if I do get camber plates, I hope it wont interfere with my strut brace?

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Old 05-11-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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Hey guys, quick question.

I just ordered my coilovers, and I'm wondering if I need camber plates?

I know OEM doesnt have much adjustability, so if it would be a good idea to install them while I'm at it. I do want some camber upfront so I can go low. Not slammed though.

Also, if I do get camber plates, I hope it wont interfere with my strut brace?

Thanks

What coilovers did you get ?

You might not need them, when you install a lowering suspension you usually end up with more negative camber. My Bilstein and H&R race springs gave me
(F)-2.1, (R)-1.9 camber....if I remember correctly.

Your strut brace may need modification.

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What coilovers did you get ?

You might not need them, when you install a lowering suspension you usually end up with more negative camber. My Bilstein and H&R race springs gave me
(F)-2.1, (R)-1.9 camber....if I remember correctly.

Your strut brace may need modification.

Good luck
Thanks man! The only thing I want is some noticeable camber in the front. But -2.0 sounds pretty noticeable...

Thanks for the help bud.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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The camber plates should not interfere as long as the studs on the camber plates are long enough.

Depends how low you want to go but I don't think you need them.
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My car won't quite get into alignment with H&R Race springs. I run just a hair too much negative up front.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:43 PM   #8
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Lol @ UUC camber plates.

If you need/want to go more than -2, get vorschlag plates. Excellent quality.
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+1 - I'm not a fan of UUC - I don't know why people are on the UUC bandwagon.
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UUC ive heard good things about. i think you should do it before you throw on coils and regret the action of not having camber plates. i think i saw a thread about modding the stock camber plates some how. not sure if im mixing up the thread i read on it
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you could always switch the right and left stock plates. i think it gives you about -2.5 deg of camber
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