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 Post subject: Camber Plates
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2001 10:45 pm 
Has anyone seen or purchased camber plates for the front and rear suspension? What I am looking for is an adjustable plate at the top of the strut that will allow you to adjust the camber. I am looking for this rather than using the bolt kit that some have suggested. The bolt kit will only allow for only 1¡ of adjustment. I am looking to get 3¡ to 4¡ of negative camber in the front and 1.5¡ to 3¡ in the rear.<br><br>Any suggestions?<br><br>Joe <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Camber Plates
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:27 am 
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I would think that you would be likely to get 3-4 degrees from the top mounted strut plate. Try drilling out the holes a bit to get an extra .5 of a degree, and then after that do the whole bolt kit thing. The reason they say the bolt kits only make 1.5 degrees is because there is only one bolt on each side... replacing both bolts on the lower strut mounting should give you the camber you desire in the front. You'll need twice as many bolt kits but if that's what you want, you can get it. <br><br>As for the rear... don't know of anything pre-made.<br><br>Go to <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.whiteline.au">www.whiteline.au</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> and ask some advice from those guys. They have a caster kit to move the tires forward a bit, and the camber bolts. They've experimneted with GTis and such and I think they've found excessive negative camber to hurt handling at some point.<br><br> <p><br><a href="http://www.teamswift.net"><img src="http://members.home.net/2832075173/pics/Swiftafter1c.jpg"></a></img><br>Kyle Jones <b>1989 Suzuki Swift GTi</b><br>Your friendly TeamSwift Op.</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Camber Plates
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2001 1:31 pm 
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Racing Zone have camber plates but only for the front and are very $$$$$$$$<br><br>Contact Nestor at rzmracing@aol.com<br><br>Bolivar <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Camber Plates
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2001 4:13 pm 
I use Carrera Camber plates on my GTI. They cost about $225.(USA)for a pair. Their site is http://www.carrerashocks.com/. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2001 12:54 am 
What is Racing Zone's website? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2001 9:24 am 
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They don't have a web page ready yet but here is a pic of the front camber plate for the swift.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://public.cwpanama.net/~bdgracia/htm-files/camberplates.htm">public.cwpanama.net/~bdgr...plates.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Bolivar <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Nice.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2001 7:42 am 
Thanks for the picture. Can't wait to see Nestor's site when it's done. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Camber Plates
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2001 12:31 pm 
SCCA06<br><br>What parts did you use from Carrera? Please give part numbers if you have them.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Joe <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Camber Plates
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2001 2:54 pm 
I thought that I had gone to racing zones web site but it was under construction??? this was a few weeks ago.<br><br> Lars <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Camber Plates
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2001 6:52 pm 
I don't have any part numbers. What I used was for a Plymouth Arrow Application. An application for an Honda would probably work. I made an insert to fill in around the strut rod so that it would work. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re : camber plates
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2002 8:26 pm 
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I made enquiries and found a pair of adjustable Cusco camber plates. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Re : camber plates
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:47 am 
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Whre did you find the cusco camber plates? How much?<br><br>Bolivar <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Re : camber plates
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:02 am 
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They were for an old model AA33 type chassis instead of AA34, so I'm not too sure if it'll fit. Anyone can comment? Price was about US$160 but brand new.<br><br>Lee <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Re : camber plates
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:36 am 
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Nice price!!!!!<br><br>Where are they selling that? AA33 is the MK1 swift I think, and the front struts are very similar. Can anyone confirm this?<br><br>Bolivar <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Re : camber plates
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:22 am 
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I'm trying to get some confirmation from Japan if Cusco makes them for the AA34 model. In the Cusco catalog, they only have it for the AA33S and AF34S (but AA34 is missing!). Let's keep our fingers crossed. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: CUSCO CAMBER PLATES
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:42 pm 
I am very interested in the Cusco plates. Is anyone aware of a website for these guys? Some of the cusco plates incorporate a thrust bearing in conjunction with the spherical top mount. There is some info on this style of plate on <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.geocities.com/kyle93ser/GC/.">www.geocities.com/kyle93ser/GC/.</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> Pretty decent pictures, although not a Swift. I am using adjustable bolts and would like to have a solid mount versus the stock insulator. <br><br>Tony <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: CUSCO CAMBER PLATES
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2002 11:47 pm 
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I'll try to confirm the Cusco camber plates for the AA34S model. I agree these camber plates makes camber adjustment much more simpler and way better than camber bolts which will seize after some time. The pics of the Racing Zone camber plates are cool as well. Once I get some confirmation, I'll post it up.<br><br>Lee <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: CUSCO CAMBER PLATES
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2002 7:34 pm 
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Confirmation from Japan that neither the AA33 or AF34 camber plates can be used. However I'm not too convinced. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: CUSCO CAMBER PLATES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2002 10:55 am 
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I agree, I actually think that the Camber plates that RZM have are made by cusco. <br><br>Bolivar <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: CUSCO CAMBER PLATES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2002 4:23 pm 
If you want heavy negative camber the best way is to have TAS replace the bottom ball joint with an adjustable one<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.tasuk.com">www.tasuk.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Iain <p></p><i></i>


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