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Old 05-31-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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Will GC8 Cusco front camber plates fit a GD front strut?

That's the million dollar question. just got the camber plates off a friend with a 99 RS. Theyre going on a 2002 2.5rs (same a wrx)

Anyone know for sure if it will fit?
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:45 AM   #2
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I know that a guy at an install day I went to got the fronts to fit. I don't know about the rear's though.
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Old 06-01-2005, 01:06 AM   #3
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that's ok, keeping the stock top in the rear. The struts going on are STi.

Well, i'll see tomorrow, I'll try to put them on with my new STi RA Ver 7 Spec C struts/springs
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The front strut tops are the same throughout the years. The plates should work without a problem.
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the orientation of the three top bolts are different...it will fit, but you will have to play with left and right sides to get the camber/caster adjustments you want.

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I have seen first hand that Cusco GC top hats do not align correctly on GD's. Like AnimalMother said, the bolts don't align correctly. The adjustment will not be parallel, but at a ~30 degree angle. So basically they will bolt on, but will not work correctly.
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well, the plates do fit.

The car was sccessfully aligned at -2 degrees front camber, 3.5 degrees of caster.

So I guess that's not too bad. about what i was aiming for. I think i'll keep them in the car. here's how it ended up



I probably won't get any better alignment than what I have right now, but that's about all that I want anyways. Now I just need to get rid of the weird clunk in my front passenger side strut area. All bolts torqued to spec, clunking on bumps like crazy
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the only problem with that orientation is that when you add negative camber you lose positive caster. Too bad they didn't line up oriented towards the inside rear. The clunk is probably due to the way the top bolt interacts with the pillow-ball bearing. Check the top nut and whatever sleeves/spacers fit inside the bearing. If all of those are kosher, you may just have a loud bearing.

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thats why you put them on the wrong side
left on the right and vice versa
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:20 AM   #10
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the only problem with that orientation is that when you add negative camber you lose positive caster. Too bad they didn't line up oriented towards the inside rear. The clunk is probably due to the way the top bolt interacts with the pillow-ball bearing. Check the top nut and whatever sleeves/spacers fit inside the bearing. If all of those are kosher, you may just have a loud bearing.

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actually I turned out to be right about the strut. It's ruptured and rattling. It's out of the car now. I'll take a pic of it in a little while, but it's not in the greatest condition.


also, the CV was blown wide open. Needs a new axle assembly now. I replaced the strut though, and at least that works and got rid of the clanging.

I'm aware of the camber/caster issue, but i can actually get the settings I want out of it, althogh i can never get much more... I prefer to have them there as a rigid top however to control the deflection better.

also, these are side swapped. thats a pic of the left hand strut with the top labeld "RH"
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