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Old 04-22-2019, 05:42 PM   #76
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Thumbs up Kaplhenke Camber Strut Mount Plate - Yes.

blkaplan - I'll stick with you. Sorry not to reply sooner. Thank you.

Hope to someday.

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5 years is an approximation. could be 5 years, could be 30 years. bearing life has ALOT of variables. Replacement bearings are CHEAP and can be changed in ~60 minutes

These don't have any rubber that will dry rot or crack over time, the life of the bearing comes down to use more then time of ownership.
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Old 05-03-2020, 05:37 PM   #77
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Default URO Strut Mounts are terrible.

Two week old failed URO Strut Mounts for 240. April / May 2020.

Image Found on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2376...9057271993561/





On that post was a mention of this camber plate fabricator in the UK.
http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=v...ber-plates-txr
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Old 05-03-2020, 07:51 PM   #78
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Oh my lawd. Kaplehenke or bust
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:27 PM   #79
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Default Volvo 240 260 Series Performance Camber Plates (TXR)

http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=v...ber-plates-txr

Come as a set of two camberplates made of mild steel electroplated for rust protection.

£110.70 = USD$135

Dunno how much shipped to US.

Proudly made in Sweden by ‘TXR Performance’ exclusively for RetroTurbo.com!







http://www.retroturbo.com/wp-content...tes-3-copy.jpg

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Old 05-27-2020, 07:40 PM   #80
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http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=v...ber-plates-txr

Come as a set of two camberplates made of mild steel electroplated for rust protection.

£110.70 = USD$135

Dunno how much shipped to US.

Proudly made in Sweden by ‘TXR Performance’ exclusively for RetroTurbo.com!







http://www.retroturbo.com/wp-content...tes-3-copy.jpg

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Wish the link worked!!!
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:12 PM   #81
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Wish the link worked!!!
Worked for me Dave.
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Old 05-27-2020, 10:52 PM   #82
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Got it going. Owner responded too. Pages are very slow, but he also mailed about enormous traffic currently. Lotta nice stuff, but not really the strut mount solution most of us are looking for.
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:04 PM   #83
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:07 PM   #84
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Got it going. Owner responded too. Pages are very slow, but he also mailed about enormous traffic currently. Lotta nice stuff, but not really the strut mount solution most of us are looking for.
Hi Mr. Samuels!

The kaplhenke Spherical Offset Strut Mounts appear to be it, then?

http://www.kaplhenke.com/collections...t-strut-mounts

Rather have PN 1272455 in the blue box as is like in 1979 or up to 2012 or so.

The RetroTurbo is rather extreme for the daily commute I guess, if you have one. I don't.
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Hi Mr. Samuels!

The kaplhenke Spherical Offset Strut Mounts appear to be it, then?

http://www.kaplhenke.com/collections...t-strut-mounts

Rather have PN 1272455 in the blue box as is like in 1979 or up to 2012 or so.

The RetroTurbo is rather extreme for the daily commute I guess, if you have one. I don't.
Most of my customers won't put up with the solid mounts. I am using good, old, Volvo strut top mounts and Chris Ward's reinforcement plates. Excellent results so far, going on three years.

I'm still hoping to develop a poly strut mount, but it's been a tough one.
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Most of my customers won't put up with the solid mounts. I am using good, old, Volvo strut top mounts and Chris Ward's reinforcement plates. Excellent results so far, going on three years.

I'm still hoping to develop a poly strut mount, but it's been a tough one.
Dave is there really a harshness associated with the solid plates? I’ve heard many say that it wasn’t much more than was already present, not to mention if you go with the 15A plates you are adding a slight bit of stiffness there as well. Although not to the degree of an entirely solid plate.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:50 PM   #87
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Dave is there really a harshness associated with the solid plates? I’ve heard many say that it wasn’t much more than was already present, not to mention if you go with the 15A plates you are adding a slight bit of stiffness there as well. Although not to the degree of an entirely solid plate.
I was never able to install the upper mounts from Ben. They did not fit with my sport springs, though they were supposed to. As such, I have no personal experience. For my car, I wasn't concerned about a little more harshness. I can only go by what I've heard from others, that a solid upper mounting is noisier and harsher. I understand Ben has modified the budget mounts to accommodate heavier springs.

I have installed at least a dozen sets of Chris's plates, probably more. Nothing noticeable, and my customers aren't complaining.
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:19 PM   #88
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Most of my customers won't put up with the solid mounts. I am using good, old, Volvo strut top mounts and Chris Ward's reinforcement plates. Excellent results so far, going on three years.

I'm still hoping to develop a poly strut mount, but it's been a tough one.
Hope you do, please, Mr, Samuels. Yet, I can see such a task is very expensive R&D.

Thank you for all you do! And all you do for 240 is wholly priceless!

When aftermarket and now Volvo GCP uses sealed bearings, and not the open to the top beefy ball bearings, well, there goes the 240 strut mount neighborhood.

Thank you!
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I was never able to install the upper mounts from Ben. They did not fit with my sport springs, though they were supposed to. As such, I have no personal experience. For my car, I wasn't concerned about a little more harshness. I can only go by what I've heard from others, that a solid upper mounting is noisier and harsher. I understand Ben has modified the budget mounts to accommodate heavier springs.

I have installed at least a dozen sets of Chris's plates, probably more. Nothing noticeable, and my customers aren't complaining.
The v2 offset mounts work much better with stock diameter springs and with the luxe option they ride nicer than stock mounts and last a lot longer too. They do not produce any noise.
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