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    Rear Control Arms

    Hi, now the time has come. A set of Control arms just came home. Renewal to the rear subframe, quite
    straightforward BUT here comes my Q. Did anyone here modify the toe arm inner mount hole to
    use the newer eccentric bolt? I Think that is a good idea, not to complicated it seems. Roger
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    Re: Rear Control Arms

    Not sure what you mean... the stock rear tie rod uses a stock eccentric bolt...? What is the modification? I used the factory eccentric bushing, but those are $$$.

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    Re: Rear Control Arms

    Hi, I was assuming all were fixed Point on the 124 rear as I haven't been up there yet. So there is no need to modify
    aslong as there is no lowering involved or no more than 20mm i.e Roger
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    Re: Rear Control Arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Taxi Driver View Post
    Hi, I was assuming all were fixed Point on the 124 rear as I haven't been up there yet. So there is no need to modify
    aslong as there is no lowering involved or no more than 20mm i.e Roger
    Correct. All are fixed points EXCEPT the rear tie rod, which has an eccentric bolt.

    With rear camber correction, you will need to also modify the tie rod somehow if you want the rear toe in spec. John posted a thread elsewhere on the forum where he says that if we have less rear toe the cars actually handle better, so the tie rod modification may not really be necessary...


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