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Tires are expensive and an adjustable alignment (beyond simple Toe settings) don’t exist much in our cars.

I was wondering if anyone has used any of the available (Steeda, etc) Camber Plates which are available? I understand they are needed to achieve wheel alignment settings that are recommended for track use. Can anyone school me of anything that will take rough, road course punishment and hold its settings?

Thx all!
 

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My Ford dealer alignment tech was able to get the recommended track settings without installing any new hardware. It did make a difference, helping a lot with turn in on flat turns. I have less push, though I still need more bite. On the highway, you can feel the difference as well. Two hands on the wheel with a firm grip for sure. The car will follow any pavement grooves. But when driven the way it is meant to be driven, the track specs are sweet.
 

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The tendency to follow pavement grooves eases up some as the tires warm up. But, you have to hang on for the first few miles.
The following of road grooves (called tramling) is usually the result of tread design, thus the change when they get warm. No, your alignment guy didnt tell you the range he was allowed (-/+ degrees). There’s no adjustment in Fords design, nobody does anymore, only toe! (was my business). A Real Alignment needs these Plates to maintain 1/16” measurements over Camber and Caster measurements the life of the car and minimize expense from tire wear (what was the price of a couple front tires?).
 

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I received the same email. That is a bargain for two front tires!
So Central Valley is as elusive as my NorCal. Where at? spent many years of my career between Visalia and Redding. (Foothills above Sac now).
 

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So I’m bringing this subject up again, cause it got a little off track before.

I plan on installing Ford Performance Lowering Springs and will Need a set of Caster/Camber Plates. The springs will tilt the Camber beyond the vehicles limits and need Plates to achieve alignment.

What is anyone using? I’m thinking of the BMR Plates, cool red...
 

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Lower profile? Yikes! I already get nervous every time I see a speed bump. Are lowering springs for appearance or performance?
 

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Lower profile? Yikes! I already get nervous every time I see a speed bump. Are lowering springs for appearance or performance?
It’s a performance thing. I track the car any time I can and I am looking at suspension modes to support that end. Also want a Cradle Lock out.
 
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