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    K-MAC suspension gear - is it any good?

    Long story short, I need more caster. So i'm looking at getting some camber/caster plates. Theres only two companies that offer them for my car so I have a choice between K-MAC or Ground Control in the states.

    Looking at either these:

    http://www.k-mac.com/pages/newprods/Stage_3.htm

    or these:

    http://www.ground-control-store.com/.../II=146/CA=191

    After doing a fair bit of research I have seen a lot of mixed reviews about K-MAC gear. But considering they are the same price (roughly) as the Ground Control ones, i'm not sure which ones to get. Any first hand experiences out there?
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    #2
    Go down to K-Mac's workshop in rockdale.... lol I've never laughed so much... the place is a shithole with all the staff looking like they're illegal immigrants..... Kevin (the owner) is also a huge dickhead.
    Know a few guys who have bought swaybars etc from them.. the hardware they send to mount it to your car is stuff used on farm gates etc (the kinda thing u'd get down at bunnings) and in some cases it was the wrong bits.....
    /csh Racing

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      #3
      The "stage 3" strut tops can be OK but you will need to pull them apart and locktight them as he wonderful "design" unwinds the spherical bearing holder when you do up the shock nut. Every other k-mac part I had bought hasn't fitted the car...

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        #4
        Ground Control make good products. Just sayin'

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          #5
          I used Kmac springs for ages, they were excellent in the end but it took 3 tries to get it right (i wasnt going to accept springs that werent exactly what i asked for).

          If ground control is the same price go with them, quality gear.

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            #6
            I prefer noltec or whiteline personally.
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            my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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              #7
              I have K-Mac strut tops for the S2. they do the job but they arent anything sensational. noltec stuff is alot nicer.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Jim View Post
                I prefer noltec or whiteline personally.
                there is no noltec or whiteline anymore really. Red ranger purchased the lot and its all under nolathane/redranger group now. Whiteline werent even doing their own bars and stuff when it all happened, huge delays on ordering anything and a lot of the old stock they used to make for older cars arent being made anymore (same goes for ordering bushes, a lot of the noltec catalog isnt being made).

                Selbys used to make a lot of the bars, but their website is virtually non existant, so ive got no idea what they are doing now.
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                  #9
                  far out. I know whiteline bought out Noltec as my car is half noltec and half whiteline. Didn't know they got sold on again tho.
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                  Originally posted by seedyrom
                  my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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                    #10
                    Red Ranger bought them out like 4-5 years ago now. I thought Fulcrum bought the Selby's brand and are now making the bars now. Pretty sure the guy that use to run Selby then setup Singature Swaybars and operates out of a joint in Taren Point.
                    If in doubt power out

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                      #11
                      and sadly nolathane adjustable strut tops are Kmac product with red bushes these days..

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                        #12
                        I bought ground control stuff - camber/castor plates, spring perches and eibach springs to convert my front struts to all adjustable for my 1600 and it's pretty decent quality. Trevor there was goos to deal with.

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                          #13
                          I had bad experiences with Noltec camber tops. Didn't fit properly (had to be adjusted by my mechanic) and a couple of years and limited kms (~5000) the bushes collapsed.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by TRH510 View Post
                            I bought ground control stuff - camber/castor plates, spring perches and eibach springs to convert my front struts to all adjustable for my 1600 and it's pretty decent quality. Trevor there was goos to deal with.
                            Yeah i've been dealing with Trevor via email. Epic customer service, I think judging by the replies I will be going with GC
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                              #15
                              I have noltecs in the front of mine and they are similar in design to the K-mac.

                              I would get the U.S ones that you have the link for. The only reason being that the camber and castor adjustment are not together.
                              i.e you can adjust camber and not disrupt the cator and vise versa. On my ones you undo the adjusting nuts and you adjust everything at once. Big PAIN!!

                              At the end of the day ease of use!!

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