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clementine 01-06-2011 03:13 PM

camber plates
i just rescently lowered my car and am wondering if installing camber plates is worth it, o9r should i just ride the way it is without them. and if i should get where would be the best place to get them, price wise and quality wise. thanks.

Bullet Ride 01-06-2011 05:31 PM

Your tires will wear out faster due to camber wear, there's no way around that. If you're running expensive rubber then yeah you might want to correct that, if you're just running cheap rubber that you're ok with replacing every couple years then don't worry about it. How much did you lower your car?

In terms of options:
vorshlag camber/caster plates - $420
ground control camber/caster plates - $320
ireland engineering camber plates - $150-$300

clementine 01-06-2011 05:46 PM

It's the same height as your car, the one you have posted underneath all your posts, so I would say about 2.5inch drop

craz azn 01-06-2011 07:15 PM

Save your money. Your rears will be wearing out before your fronts anyways... at least on the street that is.

Axxe 01-06-2011 11:53 PM

^ This. Also, most people put camber plates up front to run MORE camber. I always wore out the outside shoulders on my e30's first, not the insides.

MaxBell 01-07-2011 12:39 AM

In general, if one wished to run a little more camber all around, would some IE plates do the job?

craz azn 01-07-2011 12:44 AM

Only works in the front. If you want more rear camber, go lower.

MaxBell 01-07-2011 09:50 AM

Are you seriously?

Bullet Ride 01-07-2011 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by MaxBell (Post 1473978)
Are you seriously?

Seriously. The rear is a semi-trailing arm so if you want to adjust rear camber you need to either get eccentric RTABs (which suck) or the weld on camber correction kit

DR.ZED 01-07-2011 03:38 PM

I bought adjustable camber plates from Ireland engineering, put them on the car set them full negative and then took them back off.

For me the extra 1/4" in ride height that it added offset whatever gains in negative camber. I ended up having the same negative camber as I started (went for an alignment both times to verify) but with but the front end sitting higher!

I still have them if somebody wants to buy them from me... for whatever reason I don't know...

Steve30 01-07-2011 04:12 PM best camber plates ever made. they have the lowest stack height so you don't raise the car when you add them! they are pricey but worth it if your going to buy camber plates.

DR.ZED 01-07-2011 05:03 PM

They look like they also have an upper strut mount built in. Factor in saving about $150 for both sides and that makes their price about $150 more than cheaper ones.

Starts to look like a good deal!

MaxBell 01-19-2011 02:15 PM

If I was feeling all show and no go, and wanted like -6 degrees in the rear, what options do I have?

craz azn 01-19-2011 02:59 PM

You are rather limited. I think you would have your work cut out for you to hit that alignment. Eccentric bolts only change so much, after that your camber is still fairly much dictated on how low your car is.

Bullet Ride 01-19-2011 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by MaxBell (Post 1476212)
If I was feeling all show and no go, and wanted like -6 degrees in the rear, what options do I have?

Run with no springs lol

Seriously though, in order to get that you'd need to modify the rear subframe by welding in some vertically slotted plates on one of the bushing carriers. Even then, that's a poor solution because your essentially clamping the RTABS in a crooked orientation. Modifying the trailing arms so that you can run heim joints will fix that problem though.

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