Jump to content
  • When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

Strut Bearing Indentification


Recommended Posts

+1 on KMac

I haven't necessarily seen glowing reviews on them, but they are the only option for adjustability with full size springs. You would have to go coilover to get more range of adjustment.


Jose--not exactly. One can use full-size springs with other adjustable camber plates, such as those with spherical metal bearings that are used for track applications, by using the stock spring hat adapted to or in place of the coilover upper hat. You just cannot get as much negative camber with the large spring as with the smaller "coilover" spring. My '69 came set up this way, then I changed it over to coilover. My understanding is that these "Stage 1" Kmac bushings (poly) are stiffer than the stock rubber ones, but less harsh than full metal-to metal spherical bearing plates. The KMacs I have seen allow both camber and caster adjustment, while some of the race plates are camber only (with more caster than stock, but fixed). I have no personal experience with the KMacs, though.--Fred

Edited by FB73tii


'74tii (Colorado) track car

'69ti (Black/Red/Yellow) rolling resto track car

'73tii (Fjord....RIP)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good point, Fred. 


My opinion is not to do a spherical top with regular strut because of the harshness and limited adjustability.  Seems like you should either go coilover or just put on fixed plates with stock tops. 


Although I suppose that on a street car you could put in a rubber gasket between the spherical top/body and reduce harshness a tad. 


Looking that those strut tops more, I am rethinking K-Mac.  I sort of recall a different brand that had that onion top shape.  I've only ever remember the K-Mac's looking flat.





Edited by DaHose
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    Unveiling of the Neue Klasse Unveiled in 1961, BMW 1500 sedan was a revolutionary concept at the outset of the '60s. No tail fins or chrome fountains. Instead, what you got was understated and elegant, in a modern sense, exciting to drive as nearly any sports car, and yet still comfortable for four.   The elegant little sedan was an instant sensation. In the 1500, BMW not only found the long-term solution to its dire business straits but, more importantly, created an entirely new
    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    In 1966, BMW was practically unknown in the US unless you were a touring motorcycle enthusiast or had seen an Isetta given away on a quiz show.  BMW’s sales in the US that year were just 1253 cars.  Then BMW 1600-2 came to America’s shores, tripling US sales to 4564 the following year, boosted by favorable articles in the Buff Books. Car and Driver called it “the best $2500 sedan anywhere.”  Road & Track’s road test was equally enthusiastic.  Then, BMW took a cue from American manufacturers,
    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    BMW 02 series are like the original Volkswagen Beetles in one way (besides both being German classic cars)—throughout their long production, they all essentially look alike—at least to the uninitiated:  small, boxy, rear-wheel drive, two-door sedan.  Aficionados know better.   Not only were there three other body styles—none, unfortunately, exported to the US—but there were some significant visual and mechanical changes over their eleven-year production run.   I’ve extracted t
  • Upcoming Events

  • Supporting Vendors

  • Create New...