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Old 11-29-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Doms Rear LCA HELP

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I have Doms Rear setup. The camber arms and toe arms and rear frame brace are already installed.

I had an issue where he sent 2 left Lower Control arms so after 3 months he finally sent a right one.

I have not installed them yet and many people have said dont they suck.

I need everyone's opinion that actually owns them. Should I install them Yes or No.

Please, if you have had experience with Doms LCA let me know your opinion.

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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I have them, but I haven't installed them yet. Was going to today or tomorrow.

I don't see any way to tell a right or left ...


I'd say install them and see what you think of them. You'll have the factory lowers still and the bolts will be fresh and easy to remove if you don't like them.


One thing I notice with mine is if you use factory bolts there will be slop in the bushing pin. I'm going to swap mine to 7/16 bolts, which seem to fit the pins tighter.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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I don't see any way to tell a right or left ...

The sway bar mount hole. Its on one side. When I got the control arms, if I put them on one of the bolt holes would have been on the wrong side of the control arm. See what I am saying?
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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I had them on my last Focus. They were fine, except for the lack of angle in their construction. The straight 90* placement of the bushings relative to the arm itself causes binding of the bushing against the sub-frame... use plenty of teflon/silicone grease all over the sides of the bushings. I had Dom make me a pair of sway bar end links that were about 10mm shorter than the original ones he sent... I didn't like how close to the ground the originals were, kind of like aircraft carrier landing hooks, LOL. But they are plenty BLING, and I liked the adjustability.
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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The sway bar mount hole. Its on one side. When I got the control arms, if I put them on one of the bolt holes would have been on the wrong side of the control arm. See what I am saying?

I see.
Won't make any difference to me though. Don't use swaybars.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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Moved to "Brakes, Suspension & Chassis".
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Also, I have heard people saying to install the sway bar upside down due to clearance issues.


If you decide not to put them on, I maybe interested in them.


Some front control arms have broken on people, but I have not heard of anyone having issues with the rears, except for the swaybar and binding issues.
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You have them= Install them, then!!! I'd run the sway bar upside down, as you've probably already read about that issue.
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They aren't worth the steel they are made of. I wish there was a way for everyone who is considering these arms to be warned of the serious problems they create.

Read this - http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=299035

See if you can return them.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:24 AM   #10
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I wouldnt mind getting a set ofthese eventually
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