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post #1 of 10 Old 04-08-2019, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Koni struts and BBK Caster Camber Plate install

Installing old school Koni front struts on a 1986 fox body along with BBK Caster Camber Plates. Tried using the stock strut covers, I trimmed out the centers. Didn't seem to work. Felt like they were binding. Can I use them? Do I need them? Should I trim more off the top? Ended up installing the struts like pictured. No bushing washer. Please take a look and let me know your thoughts. Installing 87 spindles to upgrade brakes. Thanks for the help

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Not sure on the BBK but I just installed Maximum Motorsports and they include a different bushing in their kit for the top of the cover.

Looks like they sell them separately as well:
https://www.maximummotorsports.com/B...air-P1010.aspx


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I had the same problem when I installed Steeda plates. I took the dust boots off and used a multi tool to cut as much of the rubber off as I could, then burned the rest off with a torch. It is a rubber bushing cemented to a steel cup. I ran mine over a wire wheel afterward and painted them. Put some grease on and they seemed to work fine. Before they would catch when turning the steering by hand.
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Thanks. That is what i was thinking. Did you put a bushing between the cover and the CC plate? Also has anyone installed these BBK plates using a bushing or a washer between the strut tower and the plate? Most other CC plates hold the plate off the tower with a bushing. Seems like it would allow the plate to move easier during adjustment.

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go to bbkperformance.com..the install directions are on the website
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I have read them. Little vague with the "might require trimming" and bushing "if applicable". Just wanted to see what others have done and if anyone installed bushings or washers under plates. Thank you though. I appreciate all the responses.

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On the top of the factory snubber where it's grooved or segmented like a pie shape. It will be necessary to modify this part by
trimming or grinding the top down flush. I recall using a hack saw to trim mine.

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Yes that is what I did. Actually used an oscillating tool, shaved it down, and finished it off with a wire wheel. I primed and painted it. I'll post a pic later in case anyone else wants to see

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Yeah, you got it. much better surface for the bottom bushing to ride on.

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