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Old 05-05-08, 06:38 PM
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Camber Plate Issues

Hey everyone -

I am changing over to Tokico shocks up front and my camber plates do not fit over the top... I was running KYB ... Can someone give me some advice on how to make fit...or buy the right ones...

Anyone have an extra set?

My problem is that the mount does not sit down on the shock so I can put the center bolt in --- The part that allows it to camber (or negative camber as the case may be!) !!!

Make sense?!!!!

So much for going racing this weekend ......
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Old 05-05-08, 09:28 PM
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so what you are saying is that the shaft of your strut is to wide to fit thru the bushing?

if thats the case have the bushing machined so that the koni will fit.
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Get them turn to .624
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Old 05-05-08, 10:26 PM
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Your saying have the struts machined too .624 or have someone bore the bushing hole to .624?
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Take the shock and the old spherical bearing to a local bearing shop, and let them know you need a spherical bearing that has the same outside diameter as the old one, and the inner diameter the same as the shaft diameter on the new shocks.

You may need to freeze thhe spherical bearing if it is a REALLY close fit.
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as others have mentioned...either turn the strut down a tad on a lathe or enlargen the spherical bearing (best option) to fit the strut. Bearings can usually be replaced on camber plates to fit different shocks...
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I am off to the machine shop tommrow -
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Yes, I had to turn down the tops of the struts on mine too. Just make sure you don't grind too far down the lenght of the shaft, only as far as the bearing needs to slide in. I ground mine down the entire length, and ended up with slop that had to be taken out by using some washers.
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Originally Posted by wrankin View Post

That explains it perfectly. This is common with 99% of the camber plates on the market. Turn the shocks to .624 as mentioned. and make sure to only go as deep as you need like Kentetsu mentioned.


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