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Old 05-09-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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I was wondering of anyone could help me out on this. Are Caster Camber Plates needed when lowering 1.6 in front and 1.5 in rear using H&R Sport Springs?

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If you dont want to prematurely wear your tires its a good idea to get them.
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Unless you have a 2" drop its not really necessary... I've had a 2" drop on three mustangs and no CC plates and no issues yet with tire wear. Sometimes you just get lucky. Same thing with my GF's car I put 2" eibach sportlines and no issues. So 1.5" you'll be fine.
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did you have the car aligned? often times the alignment tech will complain he cant get enough negative camber out of the front.

every car is different. you may need them, you may not.


h&r sport and super sport springs kill the handling of the car.
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I have not had them installed yet.... I was unaware that they killed the handling of the car. I thought if anything it would improve handling by lowering the center of gravity


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did you have the car aligned? often times the alignment tech will complain he cant get enough negative camber out of the front.

every car is different. you may need them, you may not.


h&r sport and super sport springs kill the handling of the car.
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they throw the geometry off. the x2 ball joint from steeda can help put things right. the tie rods and the lower arms need to be in line with eachother. ideally, the lower arms should be parallel to the ground and in line with eachother.

when people slam the car on the ground, often times the control arms end up pointing at the sky. this puts the front roll center height below the surface of the pavement. (not a good thing)

but people like the slammed look so they keep selling the springs...
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