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Old 02-18-2005, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have experience with adjustable control arms?

came across these while looking for nagisa auto braces

http://www.hopupracing.com/naaufrloarmt.html

Looks very nice, but not sure if its worth the price. Anyone with experience on these or anyone have comment on how effective these are?Thanks

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Old 02-18-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
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Wow those are nice. Can adjust track, toe, camber, caster with something like that. Of course that's why they cost $1600. I found them at another place for like $1680, that's the cheapest I've seen. They do come with adjustable tie rod ends as well, but they aren't pictured there. They make them for the EVO as well, but they are only $1300 or so.

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Old 02-18-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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Old 02-18-2005, 04:32 PM   #4
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Very nice. Painful thinking about curbing these! ouch.
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:03 PM   #5
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There have to be some more parts to those things, I couldn't really figure out how they'd attach to the car.

The design of seperating the lateral moving part of the control arm from the inner mounting part of the car is pretty cool.
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:04 PM   #6
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Looks like a very complicated solution to a simple or even non-existant problem. I'd want a lot more detailed info than that small pic before shelling out $1600. Whats to stop that axle from bending under the load of the rear rose-joint?

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For all cars with height adjustable suspension, or cars that are lowered susbstantially, it is unavoidable that the vehicle roll center will also rise. This will cause bump steer conditions.
Its been discussed ad-nauseam that roll-centre drops as the car is lowered. If bump-steer changes much with lowering (doubtful) then it is usually simply fixed by shimming the rack.

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i'm pretty sure you're paying for adjustability and stiffness which could be big advantages to some people. That control arm should prove to provide more steering response than even the sti aluminum pieces.
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Old 02-22-2005, 05:18 AM   #8
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I contacted them regarding the arms and they aren't as of yet available. They say they are in development and should be available sometime this summer.
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