HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Camber Plates

Post  944-v8 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:27 pm

Has anyone used the low cost camber plates on Ebay. FRONT CASTER CAMBER ALIGNMENT PILLOWBALL UPPER MOUNT PLATES KIT.
Look like they have all the basics. Appear to be mechanically similar to many others. The big question of course is the bearing. Anything special there that is a problem child. I've seen many cars with about the same style plates and drove a couple. I just don't know what it would be like over a couple years.
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Re: Camber Plates

Post  LEEEZARD7 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:34 pm

likely are fine, and if the monoball ever fails just replace it with a quality unit.

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Re: Camber Plates

Post  944-v8 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:39 pm

I got a set in and they look great. Problem is I can't determine if they are top or bottom mount? Don't quite fit flat from bottom side on the one I tried. Also the bearing ID seems to be 1/16 " bigger than the koni shock upper diameter of the shaft. The shaft is not against any bearing surface. I would think the shaft would fit relatively snung in the monoball. There is another bushing that I don't know where it goes that would not act as a liner inside the monoball---to big. So I'm not sure where the bushing goes????
These are the parts. I'm obviously missing some thing.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/FRONT-CASTER-CAMBER-ALIGNMENT-PILLOWBALL-UPPER-MOUNT-PLATES-KIT-/261074036751?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cc939a80f&vxp=mtr

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Re: Camber Plates

Post  944-LT1 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:45 pm



They mount from under the strut tower. Those are the spacer washers that go underneath the bearing; between the step in the shaft and the bearing. Then the collared nuts thread and center the bearing to the shaft.
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Re: Camber Plates

Post  944-v8 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:14 am

Thanks a bunch. Now it makes total sense. I know these are metal on metal, but do they go together with moly grease or some other grease in between the spacer washer and the bearing?

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Re: Camber Plates

Post  944-LT1 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:45 am

Probably not. Once assembled, the only thing that should ever be moving is the bearing about its housing. But you should contact the manufacturer to be absolutely sure.
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Re: Camber Plates

Post  watsondk on Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:37 am

Also when setting camber be sure to measure camber at the wheels instead of using measurements on the camber plates. Preferably with the car weighed down with driver/fuel. There is enough variation in manufacturing that setting the plates the same likely won't result in the same camber at the wheels.
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Re: Camber Plates

Post  944-v8 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:22 pm

Thanks guys: Great help as always.

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Re: Camber Plates

Post  944-v8 on Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:59 pm

Another question. I'm finally getting back to these plates. There is a locating pin in the old rubber mount. There is no hole in the plate for the pin. Do I drill the hole in the plate or cut off the pin?
Seems strange that plates designed for the car wouldn't have the hole when I expect most of our cars have the locating pin.
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Re: Camber Plates

Post  money pit 951 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:09 pm

The locating pin is for the factory assembly to speed up alignment and assembly at the plant. There isn't any need for the pin with these plates. Remove the pin and install the assembly. When you do an alignment, that will then dictate where the plates are setup.
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Re: Camber Plates

Post  944-v8 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:13 pm

I thought that might be the case. Never hurts to ask.
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