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Caster/Camber Plates- Name 'em...

Can you name the top 3 caster / camber plates available for an '89 that's been lowered about 1.25"?
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Maximum Motorsports or Steeda's. I had the MAC's, they're piles of crap. Maximums are pretty freakin' sweet though.


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I like the MMs and already have the lower control arms from them which I like. MM it is!
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I have the Steeda's.. they were used previously by two other members and the bearing still feels good (no play). Previous owners were happy with them but i havn't had a chance to use them yet.

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i know which ones not to use, UPR. i've been through four sets of bearings,two retainers,total junk

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i got MM's on my car, they dont make any noise like some people seem to ahve problems with otehr brands clunking and whatnot. i would say if not MM then griggs or steeda, possibly kenny brown. but nothing else

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I wouldnt recommend D&Ds. I have a bent plate and have had a seized bearing a few months after installation.


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Thumbs up Kenny Brown

I would definetly look into the Kenny Brown cc plates b/c unlike the majority of the cc plates his are steel and give absolutely no flex. Whereas the aluminum plates that are even thicker in some cases can have a tendency to flex under high stress. It's up to you, just an idea though.

KBP49042- Kenny Brown Caster Plus Kit 87-93 $133.00

I found this kit just recently for some other people and it is very reasonably priced!

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I would definetly look into the Kenny Brown cc plates b/c unlike the majority of the cc plates his are steel and give absolutely no flex. Whereas the aluminum plates that are even thicker in some cases can have a tendency to flex under high stress. It's up to you, just an idea though.

KBP49042- Kenny Brown Caster Plus Kit 87-93 $133.00

I found this kit just recently for some other people and it is very reasonably priced!

Go to V8 power.com or call them at 909-992-6604
They're also tall-ass pieces of **** that allow no camber adjustability. Total crap IMHO. I should post a poll of how many people have owned them and ditched them.
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Kenny Browns are only caster only! MM, Griggs, Global West, Steeda.

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Yes but the KB pieces are collector items now.

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They're also tall-ass pieces of **** that allow no camber adjustability. Total crap IMHO. I should post a poll of how many people have owned them and ditched them.
Maybe I'll send this link to kenny and when he gets his health issues in order, we'll see what he has to say about his TALL-ASS PIECES OF ****!!!
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Maybe I'll send this link to kenny and when he gets his health issues in order, we'll see what he has to say about his TALL-ASS PIECES OF ****!!!
What's your point? I know he's got health issues and I know he's built a successful business with generally good stuff to the mustang community. Tip of the hat, God speed, hope he comes back even stronger than before. But his C/C plates are still pieces of ****.
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What's your point? I know he's got health issues and I know he's built a successful business with generally good stuff to the mustang community. Tip of the hat, God speed, hope he comes back even stronger than before. But his C/C plates are still pieces of ****.
I didn't mean to be a dick about it, I just don't agree with you about them.

We put lots of track time on our cars every year and I'm sure you do to, I, along with many others just haven't had the trouble you have I guess.

Also did't want it to be a one-way forum. Seems everybody is stuck on MM cc plates.
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Well, we guess you aren't interested in adjusting your caster.
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I see QuickHorse mentioned it but, what do you guys think about the aluminum vs steel plates? This is for a street/drag setup with coilovers. I'm looking into the steel steedas. Actually the QA1 but made by steeda...can get them for way less. Thanks


*edit...looked on steeda's site and here's what they say...

"The beefy 1/2 inch thick aluminum plates are and an incredible 3 times more resistant to bending than our standard steel plates, making them the perfect choice for coil-over equipped race cars that carry the entire front weight of the car through the caster camber plates"


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Well, we guess you aren't interested in adjusting your caster.
Don't you mean camber?!
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You guys keep talking about the MM C/C plates like they are gold so I tell you what, I am going to pick a set of them up and try them out this season for a couple of races and see how they do.

Do any of you know if MM makes the C/C plates in steel or just aluminum?
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I would definetly look into the Kenny Brown cc plates b/c unlike the majority of the cc plates his are steel and give absolutely no flex.
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The steel construction and spherical bearing in MM’s plates provide a non-deflecting strut mount. With the absence of deflection, you will get better performance because of a quicker and more direct steering response.
FWIW, my bent D&Ds are also steel. The majority of plates that people recommend are steel.

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Don't you mean camber?!
Uh, no. Since you're such a big fan of the only-camber-adjustable KB plates, I figured you had no interest in adjusting your caster.
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Uh, no. Since you're such a big fan of the only-camber-adjustable KB plates, I figured you had no interest in adjusting your caster.
Well, if you knew anything at all about the Kenny Brown C/C plates you would know that the caster is built in to them and the only thing that gets adjusted is the camber. So no I don't have any interest in adjusting my caster. Just toe and camber.
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I've never had any problems with the UPR's. I've sold quite a few of them and never had 1 complaint.


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Another vote for MM.

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You guys keep talking about the MM C/C plates like they are gold so I tell you what, I am going to pick a set of them up and try them out this season for a couple of races and see how they do.

Do any of you know if MM makes the C/C plates in steel or just aluminum?
What series do you race in? AI/AIX AV8SS, A Sedan?

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Do any of you know if MM makes the C/C plates in steel or just aluminum?
Just aluminum??? They're made out of steel with a spherical bearing.

"The range of motion available for caster adjustment is not limited by the design of the MM plate, but rather by the physical limitations of the strut tower." http://www.maximummotorsports.com/cc.asp

Kenny Brown made some great parts, and some parts that weren't so great. MM seems to get the most play on the boards, does it matter? Not really, run whatever cc plates you want, dont take it personally if someone doesnt like the parts you have on your car.

On that note here's another vote for the MM 4 bolt CC plates, I have them on my OT car and they're also on the #26 ITE Mustang that I crew on.

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Sorry, I was thinking of BBK and QA1 c/c plates. Either way I'm open to all options and not just stuck on the Kenny Brown plates, but for someone to call them pieces of **** I mean come on . . . We have these plates on cars ranging from 260hp to 720hp and they perform great.

Any comments on whether or not solid motormounts come in to play with handling characteristics?
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Sorry, I was thinking of BBK and QA1 c/c plates. Either way I'm open to all options and not just stuck on the Kenny Brown plates, but for someone to call them pieces of **** I mean come on . . . We have these plates on cars ranging from 260hp to 720hp and they perform great.

Any comments on whether or not solid motormounts come in to play with handling characteristics?
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My local ford racing parts dealer tells me that the Ford Racing CC plates are made by MM. Anyone know anything about this? Anyone used the Ford Racing CC plates? Going by the pictures in the Ford Racing Catalogue, they don't look too impresive though...
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