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tanik 02-07-2012 11:04 PM

Inexpensive but still good adjustable rear control arms?
 
Hey, i'm looking into getting adjustable rear control arms because my car is drop and the camber is destroying my tires.

I'm not really looking for performance parts but just good enough to hold the car and not break. I really just need it to adjust my camber to not kill my tires.

I saw some and they were really expensive. I saw some Ebay ones but i'm not sure about them.

I was wondering if I can get some input on what brand is good yet still inexpensive and affordable.

Thank you in advance for your input.

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Rob43 02-08-2012 01:38 PM

OP,

I know of nothing cheaper, these are from Forum Sponsor Tire Rack.

$158 plus a few bucks for shipping.
http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...2&autoModClar=


Good luck.

tanik 02-08-2012 02:30 PM

Yea thanks. I was looking at that too. But the price for the sponsor forum isn't that much cheaper than on the site.

Kinda still looking and reading up in these Ebay DNA brand. Because it's cheaper but I don't know how good they are.

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Rob43 02-08-2012 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tanik (Post 14064275)
Yea thanks. I was looking at that too. But the price for the sponsor forum isn't that much cheaper than on the site.

Kinda still looking and reading up in these Ebay DNA brand. Because it's cheaper but I don't know how good they are.

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Link to the Ebay DNA brand.

tanik 02-08-2012 02:44 PM

http://compare.ebay.com/like/2006818..._lwgsi=y&cbt=y

They had different color but not sure if there is a quality difference with it.

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Rob43 02-08-2012 02:51 PM

I just looked, buy the blue ones for $110 shipped FREE.

They'll work fine, if they don't I'll come visit you in the hospital.


Seriously, I see NO problem with them, the failure rate is probably no different from the Tire Rack version; 0.00001 %.


Good luck.

tanik 02-08-2012 02:56 PM

Lol that was reassuring. Yea I was just trying to do some reading on them and trying to get some input from other fellow member before purchasing. Thanks

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Snik 02-08-2012 03:06 PM

This is great, i was thinking about those $79 ones too, but this DNA stuff seems better.
I figure, as long as they dont hit anything, none of them will fail, hell, look at the stock ones, that fickle little thing cant be stronger than any cheap aftermarket adjustable one.

tanik 02-08-2012 05:03 PM

yea. Like I said I wasn't really looking for great performance so that DNA will probably suffice. Just need to save on tires. Expensive these days. i'm goto place an order when I get home. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

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BimmerBrakes 02-08-2012 05:10 PM

I have the SPC ones. Works Great.

Rob43 02-08-2012 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tanik (Post 14064782)
yea. Like I said I wasn't really looking for great performance so that DNA will probably suffice. Just need to save on tires. Expensive these days. i'm goto place an order when I get home. I'll let everyone know how it goes. I know they'll work great, the OE E46 non adjustable ones are very flimsy.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BimmerBrakes (Post 14064807)
I have the SPC ones. Works Great.

Good to know.

tanik 02-14-2012 03:30 AM

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got the rear blue dna adjustable lower control arms from ebay this evening. It doesn't look too bad. feel strong. and installed them same day. All i have to say is be prepared it was a ***** to remove 2 bolts. Wish bmw engineering thought of a better way to angle that bolt. but hey thats how mechanics make their money doing something you dont want to do. Anys Just got them installed tomorrow morning will need to align the wheels since I also changed out my tie rods for the fronts. here are some pics of the control arms

Snik 02-14-2012 06:54 AM

looks cool in blue :)

tanik 02-14-2012 10:03 AM

Would have got the silver to match my shocks but it cost more lol

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tonylauno1 10-03-2012 05:56 AM

Hey Tanik,

How did you go with those cheap DNA rear adjustable control arms?

I want to get one too, just checking to see if you have had any bad experience with them so far :)

Thank you kindly
Tony

wertyu78 12-11-2012 03:31 PM

BUMP. Anyone have experience with these?

TrickTizzle 12-11-2012 06:45 PM

I have these, they're awesome;

http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/imag...stable_LRG.jpg

Turner Motorsport adjustable control arms;
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-35...reettrack.aspx

Snik 12-12-2012 05:53 AM

Thread said inexpensive.

COBYATCH 12-20-2012 12:02 AM

Bringing this back up. Anyone with experience on these? I am looking at either the SPC or the eBay ones. Also, on the tirerack page it says -1 and +3 camber with the SPC. Did they mean +1 and -3 camber? I'm tryna get more negative camber lol.

merckx 11-30-2013 07:32 PM

Cobyatch
 
Cobyatch....did you ever find rear controlarms with +1 to-3....I would like these too


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