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      05-17-2012, 09:43 PM   #67
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I just competed in the one lap of america in car #47 and have a total of 5,000 miles in a single week and I have the GC plate and they are absolutely fine. I did a visual and I see nothing of the sort that is reported here. Note that my suspension is working extra hard as I have 50% more power than stock and I'm running at race pace at these events.
The problem is quality control, so, some work, some don't.
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      05-17-2012, 11:05 PM   #68
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I have the Cantrell bolt plate too. Nice and beefy instead of the crap GC part.
How much for the Cantrall bole plates, if you don't mind me asking? I've already thrown too much money into this "simple" mod, but will need this to feel confident in the suspension. Currently have the camber plates off the car and just running stock plates with pin pulled.
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      05-18-2012, 05:14 AM   #69
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      05-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #70
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^Why not just share how much you paid?

Also, I could be missing something but I can't tell the difference just by looking at the pictures. Would you mind explaining how/why the plates are better now?
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      05-19-2012, 07:18 AM   #71
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^Why not just share how much you paid?

Also, I could be missing something but I can't tell the difference just by looking at the pictures. Would you mind explaining how/why the plates are better now?
I think I was the 2nd one. Don't think they charged me full price since they weren't tested yet.

Original quote was $80 to replace the bolts. Worth it IMO...considering your other options.
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      05-19-2012, 12:09 PM   #72
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^Why not just share how much you paid?

Also, I could be missing something but I can't tell the difference just by looking at the pictures. Would you mind explaining how/why the plates are better now?
I had a custom plate made. I think bigjae1976 just had the bolts replaced.
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I had problems with bolt failure as well. The installation went poorly as the piece didn't really fit properly and needed to be ground down. I'm working with them now, but I'm not too thrilled with this piece. Unfortunately Vorshlag does not yet make a plate for the 1M on stock suspension so I am stuck with the CG part for the moment.
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      06-21-2012, 02:42 AM   #74
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thanks all for this, saved me from a GC buy and headache
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Vorshlag will be a good alternative for M3 OE spring profile camber plates come August.
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bros,
I also experience the same issue on the drivers side braket. First thing monday i gotta talk to GC for a replacement. Should be free right?
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I also experience the same issue on the drivers side braket. First thing monday i gotta talk to GC for a replacement. Should be free right?
Should be free, but they will give you grief. GC makes crap, frankly. Upgrade to Vorschlag when you get a chance. Build quality is much higher and your steering won't creak anymore. They are silent.
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Should be free, but they will give you grief. GC makes crap, frankly. Upgrade to Vorschlag when you get a chance. Build quality is much higher and your steering won't creak anymore. They are silent.
If you are getting a noise when turning the steering wheel it's most likely caused by the sway bar main mounting bushings. The bushings on the M3/1M are very tight. Three things will address this issue: (1) enlarge the inner diameter of the two bushings and add grease/lube, (2) replace the bushings with aftermarket bushings, or (3) use adjustable sway bar end links to properly align the ends of the sway bars after adjusting ride height. Any one of these will eliminate the "creak" you hear when turning the steering wheel.
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Adam @ GC didnt give me a hard time after i told him about my mishap. I'm very impressed with their effort to make things right. I should have have my replacment parts tomorrow. Wish me luck.
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