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Old 02-02-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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Can you use Pedder Camber Plates with any strut/coilover?

Found a set of Pedder Camber Plates for the Gen 5, I have a 2014 1LE, plan on using OEM struts/springs for another year or so before I jump to coilovers. Will the Pedder camber plates work with both the OEM struts and other coilovers such as BC/ridetech/pfadt. Thx for your input, Tom
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:16 AM   #2
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They should work with any coil-over that uses the OE upper hardware mounts. Ridetech said modification is needed for theirs. Not sure if ride height will change when used with the OE struts. I needed to re-adjust my coil-over height when I replaced the OE upper hardware with Pedder camber plates. I am using the Pedders/BC racing style coil-over.
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Found a set of Pedder Camber Plates for the Gen 5, I have a 2014 1LE, plan on using OEM struts/springs for another year or so before I jump to coilovers. Will the Pedder camber plates work with both the OEM struts and other coilovers such as BC/ridetech/pfadt. Thx for your input, Tom
Just pick up some BC racing coils cheap on here and be good. Better than stock.
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The will work with Pedders and BC Coilovers

If i can help with getting you a set of coilovers let me know.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:16 PM   #5
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We are supposed to be getting a set of Pedders mounts sent to us.
When I get them I'll make something so you can use the Ridetech coil overs with the Pedders mounts.

Not yet sure if we need to make anything at all. But I'll know for sure once I get the mounts.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:28 PM   #6
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The shaft on ridetechs is thicker than the hole in the plates.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:47 PM   #7
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Though our shaft is 7/8" we step this down to 14mm at the plate.
We use a COM12 bearing in our plate (3/4" ID), with an aluminum adapter to go from 14mm to 3/4". This also sets the height of the unit.

So if the Pedders plates use a bearing with 3/4" ID our parts fit without modification.
If it's something else I'll have to make a new adapter.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:07 PM   #8
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The upper portion has a pass-through of .7". The lower spring perch piece does appear to be a .75" ID on the bearing but the machined connector that fits into the upper portion is .7" again. ID of the connector is .567".

I really don't want to press out the connection piece to ensure a precise measurement since there's currently zero product support for them and I could easily dork up the bearing.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:44 PM   #9
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that's cool. Can you post up some pics. mainly the ID of the bearing with a tape measure or caliper showing the dimension?

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Old 03-15-2014, 05:36 PM   #10
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Don't have enough hands to do both so I will add pics and a better description, you'll just have to trust me.

Spring perch top. The pressed in piece in the bearing, OD .707", ID .561"



The spring perch slips into the upper portion to be positively located/centered.


Spring perch bottom. This is the one I can't get perfect without pressing things out so I just looked up the specs here, Koyo bearing 6204Z. ID 20mm, OD 47mm, 14mm thick
http://www.xbearings.com/p/koyo-6204z-p45253.html


Upper portion top. .702"


Upper portion bottom, same measurement as above.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:42 PM   #11
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The main issue I see you needing to get around is if you just press out the piece in the bearing then you will create a fitment issue with the top. It requires standoff so you would need to space it somehow without affecting bearing function.

Granted I have no idea what your shock looks like and I don't know what the tapered portion looks like that you're speaking of.

The top nut has a collar of the same dimensions as the brass piece above to fit into the upper mount. Thats the other issue.
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