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I got 2004 GT Mustang. The car was lowered and the camber on the front wheels was a hair over 2 degrees negative. The car is tracking holes in the road, also the tires are wore out on the inside. I purchased castor camber plates from Granatelli, got them installed but it would not adjust the camber more than a hair. So now the camber is off about 2 degrees. The instalation of the plates did not improve the performance of this car a bit.
I called 3 different places including Granatelli, but seems that nobody knows what they talking about.
Any suggestions what to do?
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There's something screwed up, even my old cheap UPR Shark caster camber plates would get my car back into specs. 2 degrees of camber is what's wearing out the inside of your tires, I autocross and only have 1.5 degrees in mine. With a lot of caster and wide tires, the car will track in the road and it's made worse with that much camber, and if you don't have a bumpsteer kit, that sometimes will make it track badly from the toe changes. Bumpsteer can also contribute to the wearing of the tires also.
 

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what could be wrong? we bought this car already lowered and it has springs on them red in color, that is all we know about the springs. That is only thing what looks to be changed.
The car is not lowered more 1,5", you can still slide the floor jack up under the side.
 

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I would say the caster camber plates were installed wrong if they couldn't get it back to specs.
 

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thanks, we are from SC, do you know any mechanics close by, who would know what they doing? Seems that we have really bad luck with the locals...
 

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What part of SC? I know some guys in Barnwell, SC that do a lot of Mustang work, and I'm in Augusta and know a few good shops and guys that do the work on the side. But the install of the plates you could double check as long as you have the instructions and such.
 

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What part of SC? I know some guys in Barnwell, SC that do a lot of Mustang work, and I'm in Augusta and know a few good shops and guys that do the work on the side. But the install of the plates you could double check as long as you have the instructions and such.
even if he doesn't have the instructions, you can google them if u know what brand of c/c plates they r. and if not then send a pic as someone here will probably know or have installed that type before.:bigthumbsup
 

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thank you so much, can you give more information on the guys from Barnwell, it is not too far from where we live, thanks again
 

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Castor Camber plates pictures

even if he doesn't have the instructions, you can google them if u know what brand of c/c plates they r. and if not then send a pic as someone here will probably know or have installed that type before.:bigthumbsup
I have posted couple pictures of the castor camber plates we had installed in the shop. Can anybody tell from the pictures if they are installed right? or can they be put in any different way?
thanks!
 

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Castor Camber plates pictures

even if he doesn't have the instructions, you can google them if u know what brand of c/c plates they r. and if not then send a pic as someone here will probably know or have installed that type before.:bigthumbsup
I have posted couple pictures of the castor camber plates we had installed in the shop. Can anybody tell from the pictures if they are installed right? or can they be put in any different way?
thanks!
pictures are on this link:
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/photopost/showgallery.php
 

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Mustang Shops in SC

What part of SC? I know some guys in Barnwell, SC that do a lot of Mustang work, and I'm in Augusta and know a few good shops and guys that do the work on the side. But the install of the plates you could double check as long as you have the instructions and such.
Who in Barnwell or Augusta, it is not far for me. thank you
 

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Sorry, I must have missed this thread, but after looking at your pictures, I was right, your caster/camber plates are installed wrong. Here's what they should look like.
 

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My 2004 GT is doing the same thing.The tire dealer where I bought my tires told me I needed camber plates but I didnt believe him because he kept trying to sell me all kinds of stuff.Ruined another set of tires.
 

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thank you so much, this helped tremendously:bigthumbsup
also bought ring and pinion from Jegs (great service by the way), hopefully they will install it right....
 

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I am still wearing out the original tires I purchased with the car. Have 2 sets of brand new tires sitting in the shop waiting to be put on. Cannot wait for the car to drive right. I am so use to the pulling and tracking that it will be like brand new experience with the alligament fixed.:smilie
 

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We shopped around for Mustang parts and I could recomend Jegs.com, they have maybe slightly higher prices but super service and fast shipping. We tried to save couple dollars and ordered ring and pinion from CJ Pony.com and waited for backorder without any updates or emailes from them. Ended up cancelling the order and bought the Ring and Pinion from Jegs, got them in 3 days....
 
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