Camber plate install near Indianapolis?

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    I have a set of Vorshlag adjustable caster/camber plates that I need to have installed on my 2016 GT350. I’m in central Indiana. Anyone here know of a shop in the Indy area that has experience with S550 suspension work? I reached out to Fathouse Fabrications, but they haven’t installed caster/camber plates on an S550 before. I’d prefer that my car not be a shop’s guinea pig if I can help it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that... That's what persuaded me that I don't want to try to tackle this myself. (I've changed front springs on a few other cars before, but this one looks like a b*tch!)
     
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    After talking to another GT350 owner who did this install himself, and reviewing a couple other installation videos, I think I may actually tackle this installation on my own. Can anyone who has a Ford GT350 shop manual give me the actual torque specs for the lower strut nuts (#3 in the diagram below)?

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    You tube and get some tools man.
     
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    184 lb/ft for GT.
     
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    Wow. That's just shy of tightening them until they get lose again...
     
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    Torque to yield I believe it's called? Single use bolts. Most, if not all, of the suspension and brake fasteners are that way. I don't pretend to understand the concept, it's new to me, but I'm sure there's a reason behind it beyond selling lots of fasteners to motorsports enthusiasts? Not a fan but it is what it is.
     
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    Still dont understand how it can be possible measure 80lbs ft when u put back the caliper..
    And 184 is beyond any tourque wrench i found.. (Max 160)
    So you suggest to replace the strut bolts fpr camber plate installation. I'll try to order them in Ford

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    I think I did it by turning the hub so that the back was pointing out which gave more room for the wrench. I have 3 different torque wrenches, the biggest one has a healthy long handle and goes up to 200 or so as I recall. I have developed a relationship with an online Ford dealer that sells and ships this stuff for a more reasonable price than the local stealer and now I am a stocking user of Ford nuts and bolts. I also bought the nut/bolt kit for the FR3 suspension package, which is a healthy pile of nuts and bolts with a $130 (Cdn) price tag, so I am a total convert to torque to yield, I guess. :rolleyes:
     
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    I have a torque wrench up to 150 but it cant fit to tight up the calipers..

    I'll buy nuts and bolts too :)

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    Was anyone able to find a decent case for that Craftsman torque wrench? It came in a "case" that is barely better than a blister pack
     
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    Update.
    I did for the first time a camber plate installation.
    From a technical point of view once you know that is tilted on the stock strut then you good to go.
    You need the right instruments (including spring compressor possible not a screw one)
    I'm putting down a word file with torque spec, socket sizes and steps.
    It took me 19mins( i have a video)
    to remove the front strut on the second camber plate. Then I play about 1 hr on the camber plate thinking that tilt was wrong.
    Wrong.
    Talked to vorshlag and Jason(one of their engineer) said it is normal and will flat under loading.

    Learning curve is fast.

    Very good experience.
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