The Steeda Difference: S550 Camber Plates

February 24, 2016 4:15 pm

Our Steeda camber plates (555-8139) have the highest adjustment range on the market. For a 1” lowered car you can adjust your camber from -0.3 degrees to –2.8 degrees. That’s a 2.5 degree adjustment range and higher camber levels are available on cars lowered even further.

Our components are designed from the ground up with function in mind. Our plate thickness is 0.180” and is made of 1008 steel, and is nickel-plated to eliminate the possibility of corrosion.

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The design of our camber plates really hit their stride when discussing bearing selection. Our bearings are an extremely high quality ptfe lined (Teflon) bearing. We have a strategic partnership with a US company who provides us with a custom bearing pre-load. This pre-load on the center ball allows us to keep a very low break away torque which minimizes friction in your system. Minimizing friction is important because it affects steering linearity and can also significantly alter the damping of the vehicle. Secondly, this pre-load allows us to make sure there is absolutely no chance of the ball having slop from the manufacturer, or from developing slop over time. This means our camber plates have 100% silent operation, because we hate NVH. We also back that up with a lifetime warranty.

The spherical bearing selected for this unit is rated for over 30,000 lbs statically and over 10,000 lbs dynamically – making it more than capable to handle anything the Mustang, the track or the driver can throw at it. The factory thrust bearing and spring perch are also utilized in our design. Thrust bearings are extremely important for performance applications, yes they are necessary for steering movement in a MacPherson strut but they also reduce spring friction between the spring and the perch when a spring undergoes compression. This is extremely important, spring friction induces secondary undesired spring rates and makes the force which your spring produces unpredictable and inconsistent. Utilizing the factory thrust bearings makes sure we have consistent performance every time. A second benefit of this system is the rubber-coated spring perch from the factory unit – re-using this allows us to keep the spring silent on the perch again for seamless operation. We even go so far as to laser scan the factory units to ensure perfect fitment.

Oh and don’t forget, we rigorously test all of our parts here at Steeda during our product validation phases – between our detailed FEA analysis we have achieved great results. Our Steeda camber plates are rock solid, at forces much larger than the car will ever see the camber plate only deflects 0.002”! Also here are some pictures of us testing the strength of these beautiful TIG welds. With only one weld bead our plates withstood over 40,000 lbs of force!

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Check it out for yourself: Steeda S550 Mustang Camber Plates (15-16 All)

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