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Found a possible supplier for front eccentric camber bushings.

Poking around on the internet can dig up some good stuff. Not just porn.

I found a company, Specialty Products Company

Specialty Products Company - SPC Alignment

Who, if they see enough interest, will make an alternative to the K-Mac eccentric bushings we all need, but don't want to afford. This is my e-mail exchange with Brad (start at the bottom):


You would probably be able to fabricate something that is similar to get the job done. The kit also includes a tool to make on the car adjustments in the rear significantly easier. You could see a picture of the kit if you type in pn 75980 in the part number search.
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Brad Gardner
Customer Service Dept.
Specialty Products Company
1-800-525-6505
303-772-1918 fax
[email protected]
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From: Max Cichon [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:02 AM
To: custserv none
Subject: RE: New entry added
Brad,
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Would a clever soul, someone that builds machinery for 30 years be able to fabricate a press fixture to extract the bushings? $27 is a whole lot more palatable for us!
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Thanks for taking your time with me.
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Max
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From: custserv none [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:24 AM
To: Max Cichon
Subject: RE: New entry added
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Max,
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That does sound somewhat high. Our rear bushings set for your car retails at $138.55 per side, but that does not include the extraction tool which is another 91.03 for the sleeves that work with a ball joint press.
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Brad Gardner
Customer Service Dept.
Specialty Products Company
1-800-525-6505
303-772-1918 fax
[email protected]
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From: Max Cichon [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:11 AM
To: custserv none
Subject: RE: New entry added
The K-Mac kits are $400 per set. Most of us consider this a bit high. What are your thoughts on that aspect? I do not know what your pricing structure is.
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Max
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From: custserv none [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:29 AM
To: Max Cichon
Subject: RE: New entry added
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Max,
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Please do that. The more requests we get, the more willing our Engineering team will be willing to look into the issue. Also, what is currently wrong with the K-mac kits that you don't want to use them?
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Brad Gardner
Customer Service Dept.
Specialty Products Company
1-800-525-6505
303-772-1918 fax
[email protected]
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From: Max Cichon [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:27 AM
To: custserv none
Subject: RE: New entry added
Brad,
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Thanks for your response. I’m going to ask members of crossfireforum.org, slkworld.org and benzworld.org to put in requests to you also to show how much interest there is for a front eccentric bushing for our cars.
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I think there may be a new income line for your company.
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Hopefully, you’ll hear more about this need and I’ll be hearing from you?
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Thanks again,
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Respectfully, Max Cichon
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Max,
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I'm sorry, but we don't currently offer anything for adjusting the front camber on your crossfire. We do offer some eccentric bushings for the rear suspension on your vehicle. I will get your request entered into our system and have our engineering team look into it.
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Brad Gardner
Customer Service Dept.
Specialty Products Company
1-800-525-6505
303-772-1918 fax
[email protected]
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From: Specialty Products Company [[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:17 PM
To: custserv none
Subject: New entry added
A new entry has been added to Contact Us and contains the following data
Name : Max Cichon
Phone Number : xxx-xxx-xxxx
Email Address : [email protected]
Company Name : CrossfireForum.org
Address : xxxx
City : Auburn
State : Alabama
Zip : 36830
Send Me A Catalog : Yes
Vehicle Make/Model/Year : 2004-2008 Chrysler Crossfire (MB R 170 chassis)
How Can We Assist You? : There is a large group of folks that need an alternative to K-Mac adjustable front camber bushings. These cars' front suspensions are identical to the Mercedes Benz SLK 320/32 AMG. Both MB owners and Crossfire owners are desperate. Please help!
Entry Date : 2012-04-18 02:17:56
IP Address : 131.204.237.167

You can make a "New Product Request" on their website, or call them in Colorado. The gent I spoke with was very nice and actually requested that I spread the word here and on the other MB-related forums.

Tell everyone you know, please? I'll post this same information on SLKWorld, Benzworld etc.
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