Using camber plates as caster plates?

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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby dkdmonk » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:08 pm

I don't have any thing firm. I think it would be comparible to his others which are 299.
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:39 pm

I am curious how many degrees of caster it can actually add. I also wonder if I could get my tein plates slotted for a similar effect or are these two layers of metal?
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby athousandleaves » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:48 pm

I was considering just slotting my teins also, pretty sure it would work. :shrug:
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:37 pm

I guess its a matter of getting the studs out first on the teins.
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:18 pm

I followed Monk's source to ground control. They make their caster/camber plates for $350 and have adapters for different strut sizes. I'll be tearing down my suspension so that I can see if these will work for my teins unless suddenly T3 comes out with some cheaper.
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby Mafix » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:18 am

i've got 4.2 degrees on my st16x.
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:08 pm

T3 contacted me and they started their design on their camber caster plates. Looks like they will be in the 230 range so I am going that route.
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:34 pm

So I am trying to figure out some caster dimensions. I am measuring the Tein HA hats. When turned it seems the maximum it pushes towards the back of the car is about 22mm. So Who has used a tein plate? I am curious how much 22mm of movement equates to caster. It also equals about 12mm of camber if I measured this all right.
Looking at the slots on the T3 plates it looks like it only allows maybe 7mm of movement back from 0. They predict 1-1.5 caster adjustment. Looking at the others who turned, their plates look like we might have a similar range, and if they can get 3 degrees at full back here is my guess. Lets say 22mm equals 3 degrees of caster than 7mm or so will only be around 1 degree of caster adjustment.
Anyone have an estimate of how many mm yours is moved back? Or at least the length of adjustment of the camber slot and width.
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby athousandleaves » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:39 pm

Wouldn't the amount of adjustment be the same as what was on the noltec camber plates?

Did they ever publish a figure for the range of adjustability with theirs?
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:16 pm

I never saw a lot of info on the MRT plates. It looks like it has a fair amount of movement. So I worked with T3 on these plates and they gave me something more along the lines of what I want. The design starts with the caster already about 8.5mm towards the back as the starting point. You can either dial it closer to 0 or add another 8.5mm back. So about 17mm of strut top moved towards the back of the car. I will get these over turning my plates due to still having independent camber adjustment. I can leave caster where I like it, and then adjust camber for road use and track use as I need.
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby Mafix » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:52 pm

i wonder how close the ae92 tops are?
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby athousandleaves » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:14 pm

I believe AE92 tops are slightly different, friend tried to fit it and it didn't quite work from what he recalls... :shrug:
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Re: Using camber plates as caster plates?

Postby MWP » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:15 pm

Be careful using strut tops made for a different car.

Im using tops made for a 80's Nissan in mine, and they don't handle the extra weight too well (bearings are now a little loose).
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