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Old 05-03-2014, 02:35 AM   #1
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Adjustable suspension parts

I'm looking at getting some suspension mods and was wondering if springing for some of the adjustable versions are worth it.What are the real pros to adjustable vs not as far as rear LCA's and panhard bars go.What will I really gain because both those parts the adjustable ones are considerably more expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it for me.My car is my DD and I don't plan to hit the track but once in a blue moon.But I do need to maintain everyday drive ability so any info/opinions you guys got would be highly appreciated as I'm looking to make these purchases quickly.And whatever brands you guys recommend/good experience I would love to hear.
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No need for adjustable LCAs, you will want an adjustable UCA as well as an adjustable Panhard Bar... Hell if you want to do it right then ditch the Panhard Bar and go with a Watts Link, much better.
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I love the adjustability of my koni yellows

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But what benefit do the adjustable LCA's bring is my question.Will I regret not getting them shortly after install a set of non adjustable?
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Do NOT get adjustable lower control arms. Not necessary and if not installed correctly you'll really screw things up.
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I love people who suggest putting a Watts link on and leaving the crap factory setup out front, or not even suggesting the crap factory shocks would be a better place to start. You'd be best advised to buy something that can grow a bit but, from what you say, you need an adjustable upper, for pinion angle setting and the adj. panhard to centre the axle, because you may well wish to lower the car and it's not centred factory.
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I'm already lowered btw
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definitely need to do what I and others have suggested here, then.
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Perfect setup is. Lakewood 70/30 struts. 50/50 shocks. k springs or BMR. BMR LCA's and relo brackets. BMR pan hard bar. JPC adj UCA

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Perfect setup is. Lakewood 70/30 struts. 50/50 shocks. k springs or BMR. BMR LCA's and relo brackets. BMR pan hard bar. JPC adj UCA

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What would you recommend for a DD and not so great roads, the K springs or BMR's? Also do you have any opinions on Steeda's Ultra Lites?
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What would you recommend for a DD and not so great roads, the K springs or BMR's? Also do you have any opinions on Steeda's Ultra Lites?
The K springs are going to drop you 1.5 all the way around. Honestly it lower than the 1.5 they claim. So I would go with the BMR's.
I have no experience with the steeda's bud.

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I love the K springs. They launch perfect. But they are lower than a 1.5 I promise.

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Ok, so the Lakewood's seem geared more toward drag use. You still recommend these for street applications?
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Ok, so the Lakewood's seem geared more toward drag use. You still recommend these for street applications?
Yes and no they will be fine, Just a bumpy ride. Now if you want handling since you have bad roads I would go with the koni's

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Yes and no they will be fine, Just a bumpy ride. Now if you want handling since you have bad roads I would go with the koni's

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I was planning on koni's. Do you recommend non adj or adjustable?
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I was planning on koni's. Do you recommend non adj or adjustable?
Adjustable if you have the extra coin for it.

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When are adjustable LCA's and/or LCA relocation brackets necessary? In detail...

I plan on doing [the following] and main purpose is spirited DD:

springs
adj strut mounts
adj UCA
adj panhard rod
non-adj shocks/struts
non-adj LCA's

Should I look into adj LCA's and/or relo brackets?
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You do not want adj LCA's. If they are not adjusted right you will have problems.
Now the relocation brackets are meant for lowered cars. But are fine on non lowered also. Just use the top hole if your not lowered. Middle up to a 1.5. And bottom over a 1.5


You will need relocation brackets
But go with non agj LCA's


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Excellent info as always, thanks.

Say I had totally skipped the relo brackets with the previous setup I just mentioned, what kind of effects would that have on my car? Oh and I see relo brackets of quality are weld-in only, this is where I hesitate to get them bc I don't want to weld on my 20k mile new-ish pony.
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Just use the BMR Bolton ones. They will be fine. You will not need to weld them till you are pushing well over 700 and launching on the bumper.

You will notice a slight traction issue without them.

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Gotcha, will do.
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Adjustable if you have the extra coin for it.

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Thanks for all the info dude. Now I gotta debate between K's and BMR's. Ha.
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I already have BMR LCA's. Do i still need an adjustable UCA's if i don't plan on lowing the car or can i just order a regular BMR UCA
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If you don't plan on tracking your car go with the Koni Orange. They are a great shock over the stock ones. There is really no need to go to the yellows, as that is more of a track set up. It'll save you some coin that you can put towards something else.
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