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Old Fri, Jan-12-2018, 09:25:17 PM   #1
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Hi guys, i am a long time Vorshlag user however my MCS’s are sold with GC plates. I just got hem in and do not like the way the camber is adjusted, as it looks like it can be a pain to tighten up the bolts if they go underneath the shock tower.

I like Vorshlag adjustments as the whole plate slides with the 3 main bolts. Can anyone who is using the GC race plates comment on camber adjustment and overal quality and ease of camber adjustment? I would like to give them a shot and not waste money on returning them, however if camber adjustments are too much of a pain i may rebuild my older set of Vorshlag plates.
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Most of the fine camber adjustment is done with the factory slots. My camber plates are set to "-2" but my actual camber is actually -3.8*

Just set the camber plate to around a degree of where you want to be, tighten the bolts, install, then do your alignment.
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If you haven't reinforced your front strut tower you might want to get them installed before it's too late. Much cheaper than getting it repaired.




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If you haven't reinforced your front strut tower you might want to get them installed before it's too late. Much cheaper than getting it repaired.




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I have reinforcement plates going in too.
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Most of the fine camber adjustment is done with the factory slots. My camber plates are set to "-2" but my actual camber is actually -3.8*

Just set the camber plate to around a degree of where you want to be, tighten the bolts, install, then do your alignment.
I see, i didn’t realize there were actual slots there as i only have done an suspension install on my e90 m3. Doh!
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Hi guys, i am a long time Vorshlag user however my MCS’s are sold with GC plates. I just got hem in and do not like the way the camber is adjusted, as it looks like it can be a pain to tighten up the bolts if they go underneath the shock tower.

I like Vorshlag adjustments as the whole plate slides with the 3 main bolts. Can anyone who is using the GC race plates comment on camber adjustment and overal quality and ease of camber adjustment? I would like to give them a shot and not waste money on returning them, however if camber adjustments are too much of a pain i may rebuild my older set of Vorshlag plates.
GC quality is very high. Adjustments stay put once you make them. But on an E46 M3, I have found that making the adjustments is a HUGE PITA because you cannot reach one of the bolts you need to tighten with the plate in place. You have to drop it down, tighten then reassemble. And if it's not quite right, rinse and repeat. As I said, a HUGE PITA. I will be welding in plates to the top of my shock tower at some point.

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GC quality is very high. Adjustments stay put once you make them. But on an E46 M3, I have found that making the adjustments is a HUGE PITA because you cannot reach one of the bolts you need to tighten with the plate in place. You have to drop it down, tighten then reassemble. And if it's not quite right, rinse and repeat. As I said, a HUGE PITA. I will be welding in plates to the top of my shock tower at some point.

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Kinda what i was looking to hear, when i had Motons and KW on my e90 it was the same way, you could not tighten the inner two sliding camber bolts. Alignments did not become very easy.
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I see, i didn’t realize there were actual slots there as i only have done an suspension install on my e90 m3. Doh!
Yup! there are slots on the stock strut towers and even the re-enforcement plates if you have them (and the stock strut bar).. not that bad
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Here's an image for reference - as I mentioned earlier, my car is actually at -3.8* (via laser alignment rack).. the numbers are really just for reference.
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Here's an image for reference - as I mentioned earlier, my car is actually at -3.8* (via laser alignment rack).. the numbers are really just for reference.
So really there is no way to tighten or loosen that camber bolt on the left? it looks like the strut bar i am running doesn't allow for camber to be adjusted via the three bolts.

With that being said i might be rebuilding my old vorshlags and using them lol
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