Originally Posted by M3SQRD
Oops...typo - I did/do torque to 18 lbf-ft
I made a comment about the sway bar noise because I've never heard a single noise coming from any of the GC "street" plates I've used/installed. Yes, I know the difference between noises caused by camber plates and sway bars/end links.
Number of track days may increase the probability of a bolt failure; however, the combined axial-bending-torque/shear loading applied to the bolts while installing the front strut is much worse than the loading the clamped-up and preloaded strut bolts will be subjected to once installed - the installed plate and bolts act like two "springs in parallel", and the load sharing between the bolts and plate is a function of their relative bolt-to-joint stiffness ratio.
You are welcome to use what you like ... But when the manufacturer admits that their part has failed and they couldn't fix the problem on my customer's car I don't feel confident selling this product to my customers ...
just sharing our experience ... that's all