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White Venom
02-26-2003, 12:27 AM
what is a good brand of caster camber plates? I am going to order some this week.

spittincobra01
02-26-2003, 12:37 AM
I have the Kenny Brown caster pluss plates, and they have worked well for me so far. However, if I were to do it all over again, I would use the Maximum Motorsports plates. The MM are four bolt instead of the KB three bolt system. The MM are also double adjustable where as the KB are caster only. (most companies plates are caster only) also I know of someone who had a pair of 3 bolt ones (not KB) and they actually bent at a track event we were at. another reason for the 4 bolt! hope this helps

Mario95
02-26-2003, 12:59 AM
My vote is for Maximum Motorsports and not just because I'm a dealer for them. I've known about them for years long before I ever started to carry their product line. Plus their Tech line is the best that I've seen and heard from.

White Venom
02-26-2003, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by Mario95
My vote is for Maximum Motorsports and not just because I'm a dealer for them. I've known about them for years long before I ever started to carry their product line. Plus their Tech line is the best that I've seen and heard from.
how much do you sell them for?

White Venom
02-26-2003, 06:40 PM
i just ordered the maximum motorsports ones, about how much for instalation?

Spiffy668
02-26-2003, 07:28 PM
Here's a question. How well will the MM caster/camber plates work with a Kenny Brown STB, the type that actually sits atop the strut tower?

Mario95
02-26-2003, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by White Venom
how much do you sell them for?

Check your PM. I do not want to P/O any of the moderators by breaking any rules. :)

sn8kbit
02-27-2003, 01:18 AM
not to mention the MM plate is lifetime warrantied against bending/breaking.

it'd be nice to know if the KB strut tower brace would clear. i would think that it would, you'd have to change the size of the spacers used would be about all i see interfering.
i'd still like to see a hybrid between the KB brace (strut tower attachments) and the MM brace (firewall attachment). that i think would be ideal...

{edit}upon a bit more research, the KB strut tower brace will not work with the MM plates, or any other "knock off" 4-bolt MM style. It's the 4 bolts that cause the problem.....ah well, it certainly looks nice, doesn't it?:rolleyes: {/edit}

White Venom
02-27-2003, 11:53 PM
instalation cost??

Dean95CobraR
02-28-2003, 06:40 AM
Originally posted by sn8kbit
not to mention the MM plate is lifetime warrantied against bending/breaking.

it'd be nice to know if the KB strut tower brace would clear. i would think that it would, you'd have to change the size of the spacers used would be about all i see interfering.
i'd still like to see a hybrid between the KB brace (strut tower attachments) and the MM brace (firewall attachment). that i think would be ideal...

{edit}upon a bit more research, the KB strut tower brace will not work with the MM plates, or any other "knock off" 4-bolt MM style. It's the 4 bolts that cause the problem.....ah well, it certainly looks nice, doesn't it?:rolleyes: {/edit}


Something's a little strange here. On my '99 Cobra, I had the KB strut tower brace and the MM plates. Did they go through a design change or are we talking about a strut for a different year?

Dean95CobraR
02-28-2003, 06:45 AM
Originally posted by White Venom
instalation cost??


I have no idea what installation would run as I put them on myself. It really is a pretty easy install, if you have the right tools to do the job. It takes some time of course because there are quite a few things that have to be disassembled.

Of course you will have to have your car realigned afterward.

Spiffy668
02-28-2003, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by Dean95CobraR
Something's a little strange here. On my '99 Cobra, I had the KB strut tower brace and the MM plates. Did they go through a design change or are we talking about a strut for a different year?

Design change. The older braces bolted to the front corners of the strut towers. The new design brace bolts to the top where the c/c plates are. :( BD has the newer on his car if I remember correctly. I think I'll be looking through ebay and FS forums to find the older style.

Cobra-R
02-28-2003, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by Dean95CobraR
Something's a little strange here. On my '99 Cobra, I had the KB strut tower brace and the MM plates. Did they go through a design change or are we talking about a strut for a different year?

From what I gathered from steve's post, is it has something to do with MM changing the cc plates to four bolt? Is that right, steve?

sn8kbit
02-28-2003, 01:53 PM
no, MM has had the 4 bolt prior to KB's "new" design.

Dean, if you remember what the 00R bar looks like, it mounts underneath the CC plates, instead of the front strut corners, like Spiffy said. Personally, I think that design would actually work better, regardless of the old "strut tower brace" debate. I'm still not a fan of where the rearward two braces attach, vs the MM. That's why I mentioned a "hybrid design" would be good.

KB's brace is designed to work with either the stock plates, or their own 'caster plus' system, which is a 3 bolt design. The reason they won't work with the MM or other 4 bolt plates is (from what i heard) they have no area on the STB base to drill for the 4th bolt.

I've been trying to dig up pics.
White Venom: I have no idea what installation will run. I'm in the process of doing them along with other things right now, but it's thru a shop I've dealt with for years. There's a couple of good shops in your area. My father found one to take his Mach to, apparently one of the guys working for them came out of Team Ford, and I've heard nothing but good about that dealership. I'll ask him the name, the only thing i have right now is a pic of the store front, with a gratuitous Mach shot.
Something to remember tho, check to see if local shops carry the plates. I know installation rates will differ if you buy the product elsewhere, or from them. It's definitely worthwhile to build a relationship with a shop, it can be easier on the wallet.

{edit}well poop, for some reason I thought you were in Atlanta....nevermind that shop. Only place I know of out your way is True Blue Performance, and they are most definitely Mod Motor Gods. There's guys I know here in Nashville that take their cars out to them for tuning{/edit}