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Old 09-19-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Anyone in the DC area have the Whiteline RCA installed?

If so, I'd like to take a drive to see what its all about. I'll buy you dinner or a beer or something in return. I guess the 6-Gun setup would work too.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #2
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Roll Center Adjuster? You mean the extended ball joints and extended tie rods? I installed it and noticed nothing. It's the kind of mod you'll only notice at the limits on track anyway. If you mean the doohickeys that bolt to the lower control arm. My answer's the same. I didn't really notice much of a difference.

I'm also having an issue where the ball joints are pulling out of the knuckle. I'm running the torque on the pinch bolt up 10lbs higher than stock and hoping they'll stay clamped in next track day. I'm seriously thinking about switching back to stock balljoints and tie rods. It looks like making the ball joints taller lets them apply alot more force to the pinch bolt area causing the balljoints to rock in their pockets.

I don't know if I'm insensitive to mods or if most people are fooling themselves when they bolt this stuff up. The last time I noticed a real change was when I removed the Carbing underbrace and replaced it with the stock steel brace. Turn in improved a lot with the factory brace.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
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Yep, the revised ball joints/tie rod ends. I've seen plenty of internet hype, but never seen them in person. That's interesting you're having issues with yours, I hadn't heard that before.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:29 PM   #4
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At least one other MAIC user reported the same thing (might have been Nhat). How many people install the parts and how many people track their car's hard? I suspect it's just an issue for people running R-comps cornering hard on track. I might not be a good example though too. I tend to run my ride height at 14/13.5. People running alot lower might notice more than me.

My knuckles are brand new. It's the 6gun wheel bearing upgrade. I'm, religious about using a torque wrench too.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:22 PM   #5
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I have them on my autocross car. This car has been known to have enough grip to snap coilovers in half. I have had zero issues with my kit, but I always overtorque everything. If the pinch bolt is tight there should never be any possible issue of them pulling out since there is a groove that the bolt goes through in the ball joint.

There should be minimal difference noticed in the performance over stock. The whole point of the kit is to correct the control arm angle on a lowered car. The control arms are supposed to have a slightly downward angle so that under suspension compression the camber increases. Thus increasing grip in a hard turn. The improvements will be barely noticeable on daily use.

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