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Old 05-11-2006, 06:51 AM   #21
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thanks for the info and speedy reply, lol. where can i get them from?

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You'll need the bolts AND the arms to get back in to spec. It's sold as a kit.
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:52 AM   #22
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thanks for the info and speedy reply, lol. where can i get them from?
I got mine from IAP Direct http://www.iapdirect.com/item.asp?invid=622
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Sounds like you'll also need the camber arms for the rear. Eibach or SPC offers the Toe Bolt and Camber Arm in a kit for around $245.00 which we also sell.

How's you front alignment specs? Might need some adjustable A-arms to get that to the specs you want.


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im new to the alignment stuff. this bolt is all we need to align the car?

im curious because after my 19's and 1.5 inch drop, the stock camber/toe's were bottomed out during alignment and i still wasnt back to spec. my stock ones bottomed out at -2.5 and i need to be at -2.1
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We can match their price if you want to buy from a sponsor.

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Old 05-11-2006, 07:00 AM   #25
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great thanks guys.

the front was also slightly off, but im not sure as to the exact numbers. it doesnt look anywhere as bad as the rear. what are my options with the front?
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great thanks guys.

the front was also slightly off, but im not sure as to the exact numbers. it doesnt look anywhere as bad as the rear. what are my options with the front?
I used Cusco A arms up front and was able to get back in spec with a 1.6" drop...
http://www.z1auto.com/prodmore.asp?m...ng&prodid=1288
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I believe the new SPC A-arms are coming out in the next few weeks. Could be worth the wait if you can.
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:35 AM   #28
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I believe the new SPC A-arms are coming out in the next few weeks. Could be worth the wait if you can.
I look forward to them too but in the current situation the Cusco Arms have proven to work and work well for many people. I don't doubt SPC will have a top notch piece but I'd like to see it first...
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dont they also have bolts for the rear camber? i remember seeing camber bolts and toe bolts... so why waste more money on the arm?
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dont they also have bolts for the rear camber? i remember seeing camber bolts and toe bolts... so why waste more money on the arm?
If I understand it correctly, a modified camber bolt won't give you the adjustability needed to get the camber back in spec. Arms are much more flexible overall.
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If I understand it correctly, a modified camber bolt won't give you the adjustability needed to get the camber back in spec. Arms are much more flexible overall.
Exactly...the camber arm bolts don't provide enough adjustment by themselves with most suspension setups. The arms are a necessity in this case. Beside for the price its more then worth just getting the arms and toe bolts..
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I read that the SPC arm is adjustable. Adjustment Range(degrees) -4.0 to +4.0. How is this done and is there a need to. Can we install the arms straight out of the box


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The arm is threaded so you can adjust the length then lock in position with the jam nuts.

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I read that the SPC arm is adjustable. Adjustment Range(degrees) -4.0 to +4.0. How is this done?
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The arm is threaded so you can adjust the length then lock in position with the jam nuts.
can we install straight from the box? or do we have to measure it out. what if the the length was adjusted incorrectly?
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can we install straight from the box? or do we have to measure it out. what if the the length was adjusted incorrectly?
You need to adjust the camber arms to the same length your stock ones are and re-install everything. You can't guesstimate the length they need to be. Make them the length of the stock ones and then when you get the car aligned they will adjsut the arm as needed.
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Ohhh ok. Thanks

Has anyone tried the STILLEN REAR KIT (REAR CAMBER & REAR TOE ARMS). Do these require cutting as well? For the price it better! ($760).

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You need to adjust the camber arms to the same length your stock ones are and re-install everything. You can't guesstimate the length they need to be. Make them the length of the stock ones and then when you get the car aligned they will adjsut the arm as needed.
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Ohhh ok. Thanks

Has anyone tried the STILLEN REAR KIT (REAR CAMBER & REAR TOE ARMS). Do these require cutting as well? For the price it better! ($760).
There are no "Toe" or "traction" arms on earth that will correct your toe the right way. The only correct way to correct toe without affecting caster is to move the spring bucket itself and that can only be done with the SPC toe bolts..
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what happens to the toe if you go back to stock?
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what happens to the toe if you go back to stock?
Why would you? At the price they sell for I can't see you getting more then $20 for the used toe bolts. If you are asking what the affect on toe is if you go back to stock ride height then the answer is that you need to get the toe readjsuted..
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