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Old 08-09-2003, 10:54 AM   #1
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Question Adjustable camber plates legal for PGT?

I am having a hard time getting the camber right on my new struts. I was going to order adjustable camber plates. After reading the rules I am not completely convinced they are legal:

page 99, "...if it is necessary to replace the entire MacPherson strut, the replacement parts must be mechanically equivalent to the original ones and have the same mounting points."

The mounting points are the same but are they mechanically equivalent?
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Old 08-09-2003, 03:19 PM   #2
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I don't know that answer, but I have a set sitting on a shelf that I will put in as soon as I get around to putting in some struts...

Let me know if you get a good answer somewhere. FWIW, I wouldn't mind if anybody was using them in our rallycrosses, regardless of the word from the SCCA.
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Old 08-09-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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Don't think those are legal for PGT, they are not the mechanical equivalent of stock since they are adjustable and stock ones aren't.

To be completely sure you should email Doug Robinson of the SCCA and he'll give you the absolute answer.
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To be completely sure you should email Doug Robinson of the SCCA and he'll give you the absolute answer.
The short answer is: No.

Doug's suggestion was that I could modify the strut. We will see how easy that is.

Keith, I appreciate your opinion. Just want to stay squeaky clean in PGT. May have to move to Open next year.
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The short answer is: No.

Doug's suggestion was that I could modify the strut. We will see how easy that is.

Keith, I appreciate your opinion. Just want to stay squeaky clean in PGT. May have to move to Open next year.
Well, humph. I am still putting them in just to have some decent camber up front. I probably won't get around to it until the end of the year, either.
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I don't think the book is closed on this one. The term "mechanically equivalent" in terms of suspension components for rally is pretty open... that is, you can drastically change your damper/spring combination, go to remote reservoirs, invert your struts, etc., all without breaking the rules. Adjustable vs. non-adjustable means nothing with these components... virtually everyone in all classes has adjustable suspension components.

Similarly, I'd be inclined to consider the strut top as part of the strut, and therefore, any camber plate that replaces the top strut mount and uses the same bolt pattern onto the body of the car as legal.

Regardless, even if it used a different pattern entirely, as long as it bolts to the same part of the car, you won't get a protest from me.

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