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Old 02-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default ***SOLD*** RCE V2 Front Lowering Camber Plates

I have for sale a pair of Racecomp Engineering Lowering Camber Plates. They are the V2 with the beefier bearing, and will lower the car by 3/8" without losing suspension travel. I'm asking $200 plus shipping, or best offer. There are a few minor scratches on one plate from where I had to drill out a stubborn stud that was stripped. That's the good news, now the bad...

About 3-4 months ago, I had the studs in one plate replaced due to the body shop stripping one (that plate developed a clunk when I hit road imperfections). They were replaced with Grade 10 hardware for extra strength, and I scratched the plate lightly in the process of removing the stripped stud (had to drill it to pieces, literally). A few weeks later, a clunking developed on the other plate that turned out to be failing studs (same noise as the first plate). I had these replaced with the same hardware as the first plate. Also, I had the plates oriented for camber/caster gains, so the R plate was on the driver's side and vice-versa. About a month ago, the bearing in the R plate developed some play and started clunking over imperfections (just about anything, really), so it needs to be replaced. I've talked to Myles at RCE and a replacement bearing is $125 plus shipping.

This past Sunday I removed the plates from the car, and I discovered that the bolts that hold the bearings to the plates were overtightened, so they'll need to be replaced. This is a cheap and easy fix, especially if you have access to someone at a machine shop.

Cliffs: Cheap RCE Lowering Plates with all 6 studs replaced and 1 bearing shot ($125 plus shipping to replace), and both bearings have stripped studs from being overtightened. $200 plus shipping OBO!

***SOLD***
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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How are the bolts that hold the bearings to the plate attached to the bearing holder? Press fit? Or do the allen heads on the underside allow them to be screwed in/out? Are they a specific/special/hard to find?

With the new bearing, does it come with a new holder and then new bolts? Or is it just the bearing itself that gets pressed in/out and the bolts would still need to be changed?

Are the new studs held in with the nut on the other side? Or have they been pressed in.

How many miles are on them/what is the condition of the left (non-clunking) bearing?

Thank-you for your time, sorry for all of the questions.

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:41 AM   #15
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Thank-you for your time, sorry for all of the questions.

cheers
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No worries.

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With the new bearing, does it come with a new holder and then new bolts? Or is it just the bearing itself that gets pressed in/out and the bolts would still need to be changed?
I'm assuming the new bearing comes with a holder, 2 bolts and all. It's a spherical bearing, so I don't see why they would just send that portion as a replacement, as there doesn't seem to be a way to press it in or anything.

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How are the bolts that hold the bearings to the plate attached to the bearing holder? Press fit? Or do the allen heads on the underside allow them to be screwed in/out? Are they a specific/special/hard to find?
If the allen heads for the bearing studs are like the 3 heads on the bolts that hold the plate to the body of the car, you can unscrew them. When I had the 3 studs replaced, the guy that did it used replacement bolts that screw in. However, I didn't ask how he removed the old studs.

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Are the new studs held in with the nut on the other side? Or have they been pressed in.
The new studs are just screwed in.

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How many miles are on them/what is the condition of the left (non-clunking) bearing?
I purchased the plates used about this time last year. I installed them on my car in July and have run them for just over 8k miles. I removed them a few weeks ago (Feb 18).

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You just made this very tempting, just waiting to hear back from RCE, confirming about the bearing portion/studs.

Also curious as to the benefit of swapping which side the plates are on, castor gain? These will be on a GC chassis, so they will be canted for camber/castor increases.

cheers
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:11 PM   #17
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You just made this very tempting, just waiting to hear back from RCE, confirming about the bearing portion/studs.

Also curious as to the benefit of swapping which side the plates are on, castor gain? These will be on a GC chassis, so they will be canted for camber/castor increases.

cheers
-Evan
Sorry, man, but I sold them today.

I don't know the max camber you can get on a GC with these plates, but I had them swapped for camber/caster gains. I maxed out at about -2* neg camber, ~-3.6* caster (damn 07 lower control arms).
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