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Old 04-12-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Adjustable Front Lower Control Arm - Interest?

Hey all -

I'm running stock suspension, and am front camber limited at the track... no one seems to make an adjustable lower control arm for the front (-1.9 in the front atm). Offset bushings (i've been told) won't really work or hold the position given heavy usage.

Was talking to a company about making adjustable lower control arms for the front to allow for more neg camber (it would be a slightly different design off of a steering angle adjustment kit)...

Working on pricing information, but is anyone interested in something like this? Or am I the lonely guy trying to drive the **** out of my car before putting coilovers on or dropping the car?

I'm running a Series II, but the Series I forum seems to get more action and this would apply to both...
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Have you looked at Japspeed or Megan Racing? I think they sell them. Not sure how good they are.
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Megan has rears, but not in the front. Ultimately I'm trying to do as much as I can without ditching the R3 suspension... but at a certain point, that doesn't make sense...

It's a chase for camber just to extend the life of the tire, but may not end up making sense, and at some point, I may have to just bite the bullet on some suspension pieces...
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I must admit to being relieved that Megan doesn't have them.

Japspeed does have something that may work. These are probably less expensive than having something made. Again, I have no idea how good they may be.

https://www.japspeed.co.uk/mazda-rx-...mber-arms.html
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curious - why are you relieved that Megan doesn't have them...?
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Just a unsubstantiated personal animosity. They copy a lot of products, without spending any R&D $$ of their own, nothing they sell seems to live up to expectations, and ricers really like their stuff. If they don't sell it, I don't have to worry about ever needing to put it on my car. :P
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lol!! I am surprised though that you're only able to get -2.5 out of the front even on coilovers though... ... ...
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I must admit to being relieved that Megan doesn't have them.

Japspeed does have something that may work. These are probably less expensive than having something made. Again, I have no idea how good they may be.

https://www.japspeed.co.uk/mazda-rx-...mber-arms.html
The japspeed are uppers, they work well, only problem is having to blindly adjust camber due to working space with the wheel on
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That would be a great option.
I only found camber bushings so far.
I have an S1 RX8 with double adjustable shocks on threaded perches. Its is set at 5" from the front jack point to the floor . It only got -2.1 camber on stock control arms set up.
In the rear, I can get as much negative camber as I want.

My tires wear and temperatures show that i am only using the outside part of the tires.

I believe that more front camber will improve front grip on the tracks that I had being visiting.

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The japspeed are uppers, they work well, only problem is having to blindly adjust camber due to working space with the wheel on
Usually you put the bushing In the upper and use the camber adjustment on the lowers to adjust the camber
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