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      11-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Front Strut re-enforcement plates for sale

I have been designing these for a while, and I finally have some ready for sale, I'll try to post pics later, $50 for a set with locknuts and washers included, all stainless steel.
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I'm interested. Would love to see some photos.
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      11-20-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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you know how much adjustability it will give?
How tight of a fit is it? I assume it won't be able to wiggle around, right?
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No wiggle at all, and it will be held in by the stock strut studs, dunno how many degrees it adds, it's about a quarter inch. basically people dremel or elongate the holes on their cars now to add more camber without camber plates, now this is a template that adds material to prevent any ripping or damage.
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      11-29-2009, 08:02 AM   #6
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Putting some on a 1 today
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will you take pre and post camber settings? Maybe make a DIY??
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Andy, they're on my car. So, we know what my camber is. (-1.5 deg)

Dave and I put the M3 bits on my car today, along with these reinforcement plates. It took about 5 minutes to install these plates. I gotta say, the fit is amazingly precise. Everything that Dave had to cut out around is a very consistent gap, and the slots, alignment pin hole, and center hole are dead-exact.

His bolt slots would allow for about another 1/4" beyond what I wound up slotting, so on a lowered car, like mine, it would equate to about -2 deg, with no camber plates.

Dave took some shots. Since they contain a very clear view of my VIN, I asked that it get masked before posting. So, Dave, if you have problems getting that done, let me know, and I can take some, mask my VIN, and post 'em for you.
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I thought it was going to be you. are you going to put camber plates on as well? how you like the M3 bits?

Dave, whats the going rate for the plates + install?

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Andy, they're on my car. So, we know what my camber is. (-1.5 deg)

Dave and I put the M3 bits on my car today, along with these reinforcement plates. It took about 5 minutes to install these plates. I gotta say, the fit is amazingly precise. Everything that Dave had to cut out around is a very consistent gap, and the slots, alignment pin hole, and center hole are dead-exact.

His bolt slots would allow for about another 1/4" beyond what I wound up slotting, so on a lowered car, like mine, it would equate to about -2 deg, with no camber plates.

Dave took some shots. Since they contain a very clear view of my VIN, I asked that it get masked before posting. So, Dave, if you have problems getting that done, let me know, and I can take some, mask my VIN, and post 'em for you.
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I thought it was going to be you. are you going to put camber plates on as well? how you like the M3 bits?

Dave, whats the going rate for the plates + install?
The firmer bushings of the M3 bits are amazing and I can tell that the e82 parts must have been very flexy at the limit, where these allow quite a bit better turn in. Dave was impressed with the grip navigating on and off ramps, and then I told him that was with 215 run flats up front. I think he was pretty blown away at that point.

Btw, the m3 bits only gave me .25 of added negative camber (to -1.75 deg). I was expecting more. Camber plates will be on the way once Eddy hooks me up, and they should still work with these plates that Dave made, for added tower rigidity.
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Andy, the plates don't buy you any additional camber. At the same time, they won't keep you from doing anything that will add camber. They are just there for reenforcement at the top of the strut. Install is removing the three strut nuts dropping on the plate and putting the nuts back on. Do one side at a time. With the weight of the car on the struts, taking the nuts off and putting them right back on won't impact your alignment as long as you don't bump or lean on the car excessively hard.
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The firmer bushings of the M3 bits are amazing and I can tell that the e82 parts must have been very flexy at the limit, where these allow quite a bit better turn in. Dave was impressed with the grip navigating on and off ramps, and then I told him that was with 215 run flats up front. I think he was pretty blown away at that point.

Btw, the m3 bits only gave me .25 of added negative camber (to -1.75 deg). I was expecting more. Camber plates will be on the way once Eddy hooks me up, and they should still work with these plates that Dave made, for added tower rigidity.
I can kinda see how they would only give you so much considering you already have a good bit of camber. Bushings are definetly stiffer, makes the ride on run-flats a little less enjoyable :/

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Andy, the plates don't buy you any additional camber. At the same time, they won't keep you from doing anything that will add camber. They are just there for reenforcement at the top of the strut. Install is removing the three strut nuts dropping on the plate and putting the nuts back on. Do one side at a time. With the weight of the car on the struts, taking the nuts off and putting them right back on won't impact your alignment as long as you don't bump or lean on the car excessively hard.
I believe they will add camber with a slight modification
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Plates are $50, Install is simple, I have a few tools that will make slotting fast, let me know by PM if interested and we can plan a day.
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Dave asked that I take a few pics with these in my car... Here ya go. The cutouts are very precise, as I previously mentioned...
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I still have these if anyone is interested.
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Hi I'll be stopping by the auto-x on the 5th and I could bring some plates if anyone is interested.
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