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Old 07-05-2011, 08:41 AM
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my alignment people say i need to get these plates that fit over the top of the strut in order to get the proper cast/camb adj. i'm unfamiliar with them. do they work? hard to install? a good source for this part?
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:20 AM
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Many 'lowering' springs drop the car far enough the stock adjustment range doesn't work.

CC plates are not something to skimp on. I'd get 4 bolt from a reputable suspension company (MM, Steeda etc...)
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:42 AM
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If you lower your car you may need this type of upgrade. This will correct your front end geometry it also will improve the handling of the vehicle. I would be more than happy to help you with these or what ever else you may need.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:57 PM
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If you lower your car cc's are a must. Found that one out the hard way....
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:15 PM
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I just picked them up and didn't ask questions. I hate finding things out the hard way. Plus if you ever want full adjustability the CC plates will help you achieve that better than the stock.

They are not hard to install, it is really simple. I think the most feared part is the drilling into your car, which isn't as bad as you think. Just take your time.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:30 PM
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ford screwed us all and should have put these on stock. when i went in for my alignment for first time ever needed around 40k mi ford dealership told me, sorry we cant align, we need u to purchase camber caster plates (on stock suspension) sham sham hahaha.. story of the day..
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by dvs_03gt View Post
ford screwed us all and should have put these on stock. when i went in for my alignment for first time ever needed around 40k mi ford dealership told me, sorry we cant align, we need u to purchase camber caster plates (on stock suspension) sham sham hahaha.. story of the day..
Ford "screwed" no one--if your car is not lowered more than 1-1/4" to 1-1/2", or not lowered at all, the OEM plates can be adjusted within an entirely sufficient range--any competent alignment shop could have done so.

Here is the procedure from the shop manual.
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