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Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:01 AM
Friend of mine with a Civic said he installed these. Said It basically puts the suspension geometry closer to stock on lower cars. Therefor putting the cars center of gravity back top stock.

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Might help our J's...maybe OEM can make a kit for us.


GMR has got nothing on this

Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:41 AM
i dont get it?

you want a lower center of gravity, thats the whole point of lowering the car lol



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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:26 AM
i think its to help straighten out the control arms
Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3:57 PM
Spencer wrote:

i think its to help straighten out the control arms


Exactly. When you lower the car the arms go up. By doing so you move the roll center way off. By pushing the arms back to a 90* angle you have a more aggressive suspension set-up. When you lower the car too much the arms are so out of wack that the car wont handle worth squat. It will look cool but wont perform worth a dam.

This is a great product. ON my control arms, you can add spacers to account for this, so you can have the car 1/2" from the ground with a flat control arm.

Mark


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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:27 PM
I'm not saying that some setups could benefit from this.

Just that most options for lowering on our cars do not go too low to warrant this.


This would be more for the Stance guys who go WAY low for looks.



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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:00 PM
oem... i hear a group purchase coming lol



Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:15 PM
Addicted to meth wrote:

I'm not saying that some setups could benefit from this.

Just that most options for lowering on our cars do not go too low to warrant this.


This would be more for the Stance guys who go WAY low for looks.


Why the stance guys? they dont give a @!#$ about handling anyways.


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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:18 PM
HAHA.

John, I disagree. Even with a Tein SS or B and G set-up you can get arms at a very stiff rake. Anything other than 90* positive and your suspension is not effictive, at least not for racing. Another from 90-115* you are ideal. This is why the arms have a huge angle from the factory. When you add a big load you will be hard press to get pass 90*.

Mark


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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:22 PM
I wouldnt say the teins can. Handling wise even if you could correct the a-arm angle I wouldnt run them lower than they come set from the factory.


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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:54 PM
Leafy, I wasnt sure about Teins. I know Band G's are able to go pretty low. Again I am no expert on the suspension set-ups but the overall design and function of the product listed is a great benefit if needed.

Mark


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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:56 PM
No teins can go really low, but I wouldnt want to run a spring thats not touching the spring perch when the wheels dangle (and just barely touching the perch), you can run the otherway its just poor form. And I'm not too excited about the amount of bump travel you start loosing as you go lower.


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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:00 PM
My arms are at a ridiculous angle with my drop. I would LOVE these.



Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:03 PM
gtpsunfire wrote:

My arms are at a ridiculous angle with my drop. I would LOVE these.


If you track your car, you should get a base number, then add something to correct the angle. I am betting you shave 1-2 sec easily.

Mark


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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:40 PM
these woul dbe nice to have.
Re: Anyone heard of these?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:13 PM
The Teins will go really low but the ride suffers. Right now mine show enough fender gap to fit a finger in and ride great.




Re: Anyone heard of these?
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:47 PM
Circle track guys have been doing this for years. They can use a spherical bearing in a cup with a stud instead of a sealed ball joint, so swapping out the stud makes changes easy. Longer stud = more corrected angle. They can also use spacers on the stud to fine tune it. I have longer studs with spacers on mine, and it made a world of difference.
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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:28 PM
Re: Anyone heard of these?
Thursday, December 01, 2011 6:10 AM
^ this, lol



Re: Anyone heard of these?
Thursday, December 01, 2011 8:05 AM
This is why I run the eibach pro-kit springs. My lower arms are about 5 degrees above horizontal.





Re: Anyone heard of these?
Thursday, December 01, 2011 8:35 AM
-MD- Enforcer wrote:

This is why I run the eibach pro-kit springs. My lower arms are about 5 degrees above horizontal.


and they handle like crap!!!

Sportlines all the way!!



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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Thursday, December 01, 2011 5:48 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

mark.. get on it!


I already did. I made control arms that do this very same thing. We can make a spherical unit that attaches to the factory ball joint location. Would this interest any of you?

Mark


http://www.overkillengineeringmotorsports.com/

Re: Anyone heard of these?
Thursday, December 01, 2011 6:14 PM
i want ur control arms but like always i have no funds to do so

ill take em for free tho!!!



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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Thursday, December 01, 2011 6:19 PM
Haha. Ill see what I can come up with fellas.


Mark


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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Thursday, December 01, 2011 7:30 PM
110% in for this.





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Re: Anyone heard of these?
Thursday, December 01, 2011 8:01 PM
i too would be in for this.
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