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Old 11-11-2013, 09:54 PM   #11
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I wouldn't call it a lemon unless you had some sort of detrimental recurring problem that prevented you from driving the car. Seems to me like your suspension is out of whack.

Look into replacing some front-end stuff like control arms, bushings, maybe get a performance alignment kit.

That stuff can be sourced pretty cheaply on its own and doing the work yourself would save a ton.

I don't think you have a lemon, I think you have a rental that probably jumped a few curbs.
I was looking at the SPC front camber/caster kit and the CFM front sway bar end links. I also had long standing plans for an FSWerks front lower stress bar. However, could I replace the the control arms with a set of CFM front tubular arms, still use the lower stress bar, and skip the SPC camber kit? Would I see any improvement from the durability of my rear suspension by going to the SPC adjustable rear camber arms? Anything I can do to improve handling, and make my car stay in alignment longer is a plus in my book.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #12
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Wait? They make different arms for the rear? I'd love to ditch my factory stuff for something more.
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I was looking at the SPC front camber/caster kit and the CFM front sway bar end links. I also had long standing plans for an FSWerks front lower stress bar. However, could I replace the the control arms with a set of CFM front tubular arms, still use the lower stress bar, and skip the SPC camber kit? Would I see any improvement from the durability of my rear suspension by going to the SPC adjustable rear camber arms? Anything I can do to improve handling, and make my car stay in alignment longer is a plus in my book.
I wouldn't recommend tubular arms for a daily driven vehicle. You might have a bent arm or a ruined bushing that is causing inaccurate alignments.

Look at rockauto.com and find the moog or raybestos replacements. They are inexpensive and not difficult to install if you've got the resources.

The only rear arms I would buy would be the moog adjustable for OE replacement or Massive adjustable for performance applications. I plan on getting the Massive arms for next year when I prep the car for Hallett raceway in Oklahoma.
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