Bernie Benz b.benz at
Thu Mar 4 19:31:24 EST 2004

Hi bleaf, (I don't know your name, inasmuch as you don't sign your posts.)

If you have slotted the strut tower mounting holes sufficient to move the
stock upper spring perch against the side of the tower, that is the extent
of this additional adjustment, which can be accomplished either with strut
tower slots or by altering the bearing (camber) plate, no difference in the
available adjustment thus achieved.

A strut brace can further reduce excessive negative camber by distorting the
upper strut mounting rubber bushing in the outward direction. BTDT.

Assuming that your control arm rubber bushings are good, IMO your problem is
caused by the lowering springs which have adversely changed the suspension
geometery.  Further, this change in geometery has most probably introduced
much more bump steer.  Your excessive negative camber can be made equal,
side to side, by centering the subframe relative to the strut towers.

If your ride is stiff and looks cool, who cares about tire wear anyway?


> From: <bleaf1 at>
> bernie
> I have H&r springs with bilsteins,I have tried what you said slotting the
> holes for the strut mounts,but cannot achieve -5 camberclosest i have gotten
> 7 on one side and nine on the other...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at>
> To: <bleaf1 at>
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 10:49 AM
> Subject: Re: camberplates
>> Hi bleaf1 at,
>> I responded to your camberplate Q yesterday but am not sure that it was
>> sent, inasmuch as I never got the 200-20V list copy back.  ??
>> Bernie
>> IMO, camber plates won't do much except to help relieve a fat wallet,
>> if you are intending to use them with the stock upper spring perch.
>> Just slot the strut tower mounting holes for the identical effect.
>> You can only move the strut about 0.2" before the spring perch
>> interferes with the strut tower anyway.  BTDT.  This, plus the my
>> strut brace allows me to run Zero camber.
>> How much have you displaced the strut bushings with the strut brace?
>> Bernie
>>> From: <bleaf1 at>
>>> any body have any idea were I could get camber plates and how much they
> would
>>> be?I have the bernies brace(it helps a little),but want camber plates..I
> know
>>> 2 bennet sells them but I was told they are $500 bucks I also was told
> by
>>> someone that these plates for this car could be had for $250 but don't
> know
>>> where.. Any help would be much appriciated..
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