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I find it interesting that everyone has there own opinion on this. I understand that there are millions of options, but I would like to have my suspension down on paper because I want to order by tomorrow. I agree that I will at least to camber bolts.


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Most camber plates are metal on metal, which is a little annoying for me on a DD. With the bolts you can keep your factory uppers which absorb noise better. But for racing, you won't hear any additional noise over your engine revving the whole time.

The correct camber is achievable with both, but do you really need the race "tightness" that you can get out of camber plates. I guess that is really up to you.

I'm no pro, but this has been my experience with both. Either way, it looks like you are building a good car. Good luck!!


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Thanks! Bolts would be the most cost effective and Im not slamming it to the ground.... Debating between Koni struts and shocks against Tokico struts and shocks. Probaby sticking with the ford racing springs or SR springs.

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Order shipped from AM today! Im excited
1 49602 - BMR Rear Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets (05-13 All) $154.99

1 53151 - SR Performance Lowering Springs - Coupe (05-13 GT/V6) $129.99

1 30022 - J&M Adjustable Panhard Rod - Aluminum (05-13 All) $99.95

1 30008 - J&M Camber Plates (05-10 All) $209.99

2 37800 - Koni STR.T Front Strut (05-10 All) $129.99

2 37801 - Koni STR.T Rear Shock (05-10 All) $74.99

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I think that's a good combination. You are going to be amazed at how much better your car feels. Post up some pics with it lowered.

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Will do! Thanks for the input. Ill post before and after. Should be installing this sat

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Don't forget to have your car aligned after the install. Your toe in will be off, and you will want to dial I'm your camber adjustment between negative .5 to negative .9.


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While Im at it may as well put some 275 nittos on the rear

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Cool

...maybe there is no need for CC plates and also camber bolts. As far as I read in an another thread in this forum, the trick is, turn the oem strut mounts 180 degrees so that the arrow will point to the motor and camber will be fine again.

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So your saying use the stock camber plates? Dont even try bolts? I know negative camber can help handling, but I also dont want the tires to wear even faster than they already are. I have about 15k on 35k rated tires and they are getting close to needing replacement.
I know it's irrelevant now that you ordered the J&M plates, but what I was saying is that those springs are gonna lower your car, what, 1"? A 1" drop will put you around -1.3° camber. I think that actually might be within the factory spec! It's certainly not enough to cause uneven tire wear. But even if it is an extra .2 or .3 degrees of negative camber, it'll improve grip.

My daily driver is at -1.7° and my front tire wear is pretty decent. I went with FRPP GT500 strut mounts.


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Here are a few pictures I took of everything installed. We installed it Saturday thanks to a buddy. Pretty sweet! The photo without stripes is a before picture. I was to excited to start installing instead of snapping pics
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Try that again this is the before...
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Looks great!! How does it handle?

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Like its on rails. Its not on the "race" setting either. I cant wait for the mountains!

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