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    1. Member BumblebVR6's Avatar
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      Nov 21st, 2001
      Houston, TX
      98 GTI VR6 / 05 A4(B6)
      11-28-2016 10:04 AM #1
      Has anyone installed these? Trying to source a solid alternative to the mounts available out there. Mainly interested in the solid mounting with spherical bearing in these. The camber adjustment is also a nice feature:


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      Oct 10th, 2014
      Pittsburgh, PA
      1991 Jetta Gli & 1990 Jetta Coupe
      01-24-2017 01:23 AM #2
      I have also been looking at options for a set of camber plates. I saw a similar pair cant remember where but ill look for them and post a link if I can find it. The pair I saw really caught my eye. maybe USRT?

      Found it.
      Last edited by Union Forge; 01-24-2017 at 01:25 AM.

    4. Member o2bad455's Avatar
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      Northeast USA and Canada
      VW A1-Chassis ABA16vT VWMS, VW A5-Chassis PD-TDI DSG, Audi B5-Chassis 2.7T 6MT
      01-29-2017 12:15 PM #3
      Keep in mind that spherical bearings are much better at handling radial loads rather than axial loads. There are three resulting approaches:

      1) Use spherical bearing in axial loading but replace frequently.
      2) Use otherwise greatly oversized spherical bearing in axial loading.
      3) Use some other means or bearing for axial loading and let the spherical bearing handle just the radial loading.

      If memory serves, the Ground Control plates use method #3 and work well. In my experience, though, the simpler spherical bearing types (e.g., Carrera) work fine and are usually designed to let you replace just the bearing quite easily (e.g., single circlip, etc.). If you get some that use a common bearing size, they can usually be sourced immediately/locally due to common interchange rather than having to wait for replacements to be shipped from the original supplier. YMMV

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