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Which camber plate?

Old 08-19-02, 09:23 AM
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Question Which camber plate?

Tein or K2RD?
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Old 08-19-02, 09:43 AM
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I like Ground Control!!!!!
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Old 08-19-02, 10:12 AM
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Mazda Comp (whoever makes it for them).. I love it.

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ah those tein's are nice, they work the same way as the k2rd ones. Me like.
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Old 08-21-02, 12:02 AM
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umm, well it depends what you are using them for LOL.. the k2rd ones will only work with the k2rd coil overs. I'm sure the tein ones will only work with tein coil overs.
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Here is mine(ground control)
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Which of these have the correct 5/8" spherical bearing in the mount to accomodate the Koni shocks?
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Mazda Comp's do.

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ground control's do to, but I dont like the way they fit. Themounting holesdont align quite rite. I think maybe the first gen and second gen mounting holes are just a little differant and ground control is trying to find a happy medium.
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5/8" monoball bearing is the standard size. I believe the Tein one's use the metric size bearing. all should fit the Koni insert, but may need a bushing for some of the other aftermarket strut inserts. I am using the ground control/Mazda comp units. may get the K2RD rears though.
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K2RD are the only ones with a steel plate on the strut housing.&nbsp The GC ones are still aluminum and have been known to bend and crack.&nbsp The K2RD ones basically keep the Torrington bearing for vertical load (I think) like the GC ones with the spherical bearing solely for strut location.&nbsp If you want something that will last and works, K2RD wins hands down.

Most of the Japan ones run the spherical bearing to take vertical loads, and these will eventually FAIL.&nbsp I had a set of Cusco ones - I got rid of them.

I should know...I helped develop the K2RD set.



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Ted,

Is their a compatability issue with the K2RD units and the Koni SA/DA struts? These struts use a 5/8" shaft for a mounting point, but the K2RD website says they use a metric bearing specifically for the OEM struts. I will be using the Konis.

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I really wanted to order the K2RD entire coil-over setup with the camber plates and AGX shocks, but I'm worried about the mechianisms they use along with the actual springs, not being as good as the ground-controls.

Anyone have experience with them?
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i've got the following: k2rd coil-overs, k2rd camber plates, k2rd rear pillow ball mount, and rear adjustable camber link. hummm... i think that's it. going to get it sorted out on the track in september. before i took it off the street, the setup worked great. quality stuff. i have to admit that i looked into it more b/c of the reputation of ted and paul.

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Originally posted by TeamWireRacing
Is their a compatability issue with the K2RD units and the Koni SA/DA struts? These struts use a 5/8" shaft for a mounting point, but the K2RD website says they use a metric bearing specifically for the OEM struts. I will be using the Konis.
That's something you need to talk to Paul Ko about.&nbsp Right now, I'm not directly connected with K2RD anymore, but it's just a matter of sizing the right spherical bearing or running a bunch of spacers...


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The question shouldn't be "will they fail", I don't think... EVERYTHING will fail sooner or later.

the question should be "Can I replace the spherical bearing or will I have to buy a new unit?"
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Originally posted by RETed


That's something you need to talk to Paul Ko about.&nbsp Right now, I'm not directly connected with K2RD anymore, but it's just a matter of sizing the right spherical bearing or running a bunch of spacers...


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they have an insert that mounts the strut top to the strut. this is changeable to accomidate different struts.

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Originally posted by j9fd3s
they have an insert that mounts the strut top to the strut. this is changeable to accomidate different struts.
That would have been nice I had to spend a couple hours with a hand file milling down the shaft on my Illuminas to fit the GC camber plates. Not like I have anything better to do.
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Originally posted by RETed
K2RD are the only ones with a steel plate on the strut housing.&nbsp The GC ones are still aluminum and have been known to bend and crack.&nbsp The K2RD ones basically keep the Torrington bearing for vertical load (I think) like the GC ones with the spherical bearing solely for strut location.&nbsp If you want something that will last and works, K2RD wins hands down.

Most of the Japan ones run the spherical bearing to take vertical loads, and these will eventually FAIL.&nbsp I had a set of Cusco ones - I got rid of them.

I should know...I helped develop the K2RD set.
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I'm surprised you had to get rid of the Cusco ones. I have yet to hear complaints about Cusco products...so this is a first. Well, it is not a total complaint, but it is good info.
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I know several people who bent the Cusco camber plates (on FC's).&nbsp This is why I got rid of them.&nbsp It's a moot point right now, as I heard Cusco has discontinued them.


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