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What is the purpose of camber plates?

What is the purpose of camber plates?

What is a camber plate? Camber plates are basically an adjustable adapter for your shocks. They install usually on top of the strut and allow for fine camber adjustments. Camber plates are available for most car/suspension set-ups.

Are camber plates safe?

Camber kits are perfectly safe for daily driving when designed correctly.

Do you need alignment after adjusting camber plates?

The manufacturer was kind enough to allow for some adjustment to correct for camber differences from the factory but sometimes it isn’t enough. We always recommend getting an alignment after a suspension installation. But if you leave the alignment shop wanting more or less camber there are a few options.

Do camber plates replace strut mounts?

BMR’s CP001 Caster/Camber Plates replace the factory upper strut mounts. These adjustments also help reduce unwanted tire wear from too much negative camber.

Do I need camber plates with lowering springs?

If you purchased a set of lowering springs it’s extremely important to get a set of aftermarket caster and camber plates. Lowering your Mustang without the use of caster camber plates not only wears your tires and other suspension parts much more quickly, it will negatively affect performance and handling as well.

Does adjusting camber affect toe?

Registered. Yes, camber change will change toe. If you go with more negative camber, your toe-in will increase. More positive camber will increase toe-out.

What do you need to know about a camber plate?

A vehicle owner should know what a camber plate is and how it functions before installing an aftermarket variety on his vehicle. Camber angle is defined by the tilt or angle of the tire to the inside or outside as viewed from the front of the vehicle. Tires that lean outward, away from the car, have positive camber.

How much does a caster camber plate cost?

Caster camber plates can range in cost from roughly $200-$350, with your higher quality ones being on the higher end of the spectrum. Typically, the price is dictated by the amount of adjustability offered as well as the type of bearings used in the design.

How does camber affect the handling of a car?

Different camber angles determine the handling characteristics of vehicles. Manufacturers can set their vehicles for slight positive, negative or neutral positions. Slightly more negative camber assists a vehicle in making easier turns and can be used with heavier negative camber adjustments in track or autocross applications.

When is the camber positive or negative on a tire?

Camber is described as negative when the top of the tire is tilting inward and is positive when the top of tire is pointed outward of the fender well. If the tire is aligned perfectly perpendicular to the surface, then the camber would be 0 degrees.

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