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Old 06-05-2007, 12:43 PM   #1
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Question Another camber plate question

Still haven't heard from K-Mac about thier camber plates, but let me make sure I'm thinking correctly:

The LCR street camber plates claim -2.2deg - I assume this is from whatever the current "centered" strut position is.

My current alignment has -1.2deg camber with the stock mounting position.
So the LCR plates should give me -3deg without a problem, right? I'm sure that's the max I'd ever run.


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I don't believe that's a correct assumption. The numbers given by the manufacturer are min/max range based on the given mounting position/location of the camber plate.
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^^^Affirmative.
Though I've seen claims of as much as -2.5° when using the LCR plates,
you're not going to get any more than that unless you modify (cut) the top center hole in the strut tower.
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It's nothing to do with the top center hole, it's the spring hitting the strut tower. I have -3.2 with the leo's race plates and the car is lowered maybe 1.5 to 2"'s.

So it really depends on if you use a big or small spring, and how low your car is.
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^^^Yes, I've read that as well, but still understood the center hole to be the limiting factor.
It'd be good to get a diameter measurement of stock springs versus aftermarket.
Do you have a dial caliper available to do that?

I'll also bet an additional 0.5° camber showed up automatically when you dropped the car.
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Here's K-Mac's email to me:

Quote:
K-Mac (182516J) design allows the biggest range of
Positive or Negative Camber adjustment ( plus Positive Caster) of any kit on
the market

(we've been manufacturing kits longer than anyone
else with the worlds largest range Audit to VW)

24mm of Pos or 24MM of Neg which equates to
2 degrees either direction ( see instruction sheet
attached.)

Also the unique K-Mac patented design allows the
fastest adjustment - just 30 seconds to change from
street to race settings ( time taken to loosen the
3 top strut nuts)

Note: K-Mac also manufacture a rear Camber Kit-
replaces the upper inner arm bush providing up to 2 degrees Positive or
Negative ( with outer bush also
doubles this range to 4 degres!) #182526
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looks like they copy and pasted that from somewhere lol.
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Also the unique K-Mac patented design allows the
fastest adjustment - just 30 seconds to change from
street to race settings ( time taken to loosen the
3 top strut nuts)
They are simply ignorant. Any small change in camber makes a big change in toe so there is no such thing as a 30 second street to race adjustment. You align the car on the rack and then leave it alone, just like ride height.

Stock springs have around a 5" I.D., and most coilovers have 2.25 or 2.5" I.D. Yeah nothing to do with the center hole.
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