I don't like the way the ground control plates mount, I'd rather have the plate mount like the factory top hats. I just don't trust all the weight of the front end supported by 3 nuts.It would help to know the thread pitch of the shock
Lots of aftermarket shocks are different threads than stock so I doubt it would be too big of an issue finding a solution.
I have Ground Controls on my Bilsteins, its really nice being able to adjust them in the car. They have over 40k on them without issue so they hold up really well. If I was in your boat, I would just call ground control and see if they can supply the correct hardware with their plates. They are a great company to work with for custom stuff.
Did you figure out what the thread pitch is?I went through this not too long ago man. I couldn't find any that had the right pitch, I just ended up using a helicoil with the IE camber plates since there's enough metal to drill out on their top nut. It was a little nerve racking but with a drill press you don't really have anything to worry about.
I didn't realize GC had 2 different plates. I was under the assumption that these were the only plates they have.I'm not sure why you think that the weight of the car is on the 3 bolts, they are simply there to hold tension on the mount. When you loosen the nuts the 3 bolts hang completely free in the car. The weight of the car is sitting on the mount which sits on the btm of the shock towers, just like stock...
It's probably the best camber plate that I have worked with on this chassis. Its got a ton of adjustment and you can do the adjustment without removing the plate from the car. These things take a beating and are still tight with no noise, and I drive on these a TON!
I didn't realize GC had 2 different plates. I was under the assumption that these were the only plates they have.
These mount on top of the strut tower and have the nuts on the underside where the top mounts would normally sit. Having scene these other plates from them as stated above I'll more than likely go this route.
Edit: I'm just worried since these seem more street oriented than the other offerings out there.
As I said above, these are the plates that I run in my own car. I have also installed them on several customer cars with a mix of stock or aftermarket suspension. These plates are great because they can work with any coilover kit that fits the car, OR stock/lowering springs. They are also adjustable in the car, and have a ton of camber adjustment. They do not offer caster adjustment, but IMO, as an alignment tech, it isn't necessary on these cars. With the combination of the camber plates plus the movement in the subframe, you can get a VERY good setup.Also as it states in the information on their website, these are rebuildable, so they will outlast the suspension on the car more than likely. My set has over 40k on them and the make no noise, clunks and the bearings were very tight when I put them on. Very solid and reliable option for sure.Think I'm going the GC route. Anyone have some opinions on these?
I have adjustable rear control arm mounts for caster adjustment, and I'm running TTRS spindles and control arms. The spindles added caster and if any more is needed I can adjust with the rear mount. The one thing I can't adjust is the camber up front. It's adjusts difficult to find camber plates that work with the Eibach R2 coilovers. From what I've read the GC plates are one of the few that work with them.Not sure why'd you'd settle for a Caster Camber plate that is just a Camber plate like those Ground Controls. But it's your money. The guy posting above me is probably a GC dealer so his opinion is automatically biased.