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    lwr rear control arms?

    Anyone ever try these camber arms?

    They say lower, but I think it's to replace the upper link?

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    Re: lwr rear control arms?

    If they would be lower... well they should tell me where to fix Spring, Shock and Anti-Roll Bar links?
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    Re: lwr rear control arms?

    Those are camber arms, not LCA's.

    I'd stick with proven items like the Megan Racing arms:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/190867475144

    I'll probably be trying a set of those Megan arms in the near future when I remove the RENNtech heim joint arms from my W210.

    UPDATE: I installed the Megan arms on one car in late 2015 and have been very happy with them. I have another pair waiting to be installed on another car.


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    Re: lwr rear control arms?

    What's wrong with your Renntech ones- I'm running them on my 036.

    The Heim joints can be ordered easily from bearing catalogs.

    Nice color Dave.

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    Re: lwr rear control arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by samiam44 View Post
    What's wrong with your Renntech ones- I'm running them on my 036.
    Nothing wrong with them, but I feel they are adding some ride harshness which I don't need for street use. And, I was getting some wheel hop during a burnout at the dragstrip, which I suspect may be cured when returning to OE links with bonded rubber bushings. I still want some camber correction though so I'll need to use the Megan arms. After I pull the RENNtech links out I'll probably sell them (3 pairs: camber, torque, and thrust arms - not the toe link and not the LCA).


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    Re: lwr rear control arms?

    GSXR, did you ever sell your RennTech heim links and return to stock? If so, what we're the results and do you mind listing part numbers?

    My car is lowered front and rear (courtesy of RennTech), and I'm looking at the rear suspension but don't want to recreate the camber solution since I see you've already solved it. It seems like the Megan racing parts for the W201 (or W210) applications are the ones that fit our cars? I was looking at parts yesterday and noticed a lot of non-W124 numbers, but I forget if they were 201 or 210 numbers.

    Do I also need that shortened LCA (5mm, from the group buy), or does this work without it?

    Feel free to email me, or let me know if it's covered on W124Performance. Thanks for your help.

    Cheers,

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    Re: lwr rear control arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by maw1124 View Post
    GSXR, did you ever sell your RennTech heim links and return to stock? If so, what we're the results and do you mind listing part numbers?
    maw, yes, I returned that car to stock links with Megan camber arms, and the aluminum torque strut from later wagons. Results were excellent, IMO. I can dig up the part numbers in a day or two (swamped this weekend), shoot me an email to remind me if I forget.


    Quote Originally Posted by maw1124 View Post
    My car is lowered front and rear (courtesy of RennTech), and I'm looking at the rear suspension but don't want to recreate the camber solution since I see you've already solved it. It seems like the Megan racing parts for the W201 (or W210) applications are the ones that fit our cars? I was looking at parts yesterday and noticed a lot of non-W124 numbers, but I forget if they were 201 or 210 numbers.
    Most of the rear arms have been superceded to 210-numbers. You will likely need 6 bolt kits for 3 of the arms (as mentioned in other threads).


    Quote Originally Posted by maw1124 View Post
    Do I also need that shortened LCA (5mm, from the group buy), or does this work without it?
    The Megan adjustable arms provide the same function as the 5mm shorter LCA's, but without the need to buy the $$$ eccentric tie rod bushings. Set the Megan arms at ~5mm longer (yes, longer, not shorter) than stock as a baseline and then ask the alignment tech to set camber to your preferred numbers. Dial in ride height first though; and if your rear subframe-to-body bushings are original, replace all 4 of those first before dinking with the arms (these will also affect ride height). I like to aim for about -1.0° negative camber with a half-tank of fuel and the ride height dialed where you want it; if you want more rear grip make it more like -1.5° or so. At -2.0 or more you'll likely start getting noticeable inside tire wear with wider-than-stock rear wheels/tyres.

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    Re: lwr rear control arms?

    Just an FYI on the 'Silver Project' arms above I would avoid. I got Silver arrow adjustable w124 camber mounts and right out of the box they had a chronic rattle. They weren't installed until months after I had bought them so it was too late to return them. On contacting Silver Projet they sent me a replacement pair of inserts. These were Superglued by Silver Project before they sent them out - as an attempt to remove the play.

    Silver Project parts are in my experience - terrible quality.

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    Re: lwr rear control arms?

    Thanks, Dave. We pretty much arrived at the same place parsing through the threads, but I wasn't sure about the RDM Tek LCA's (which appear NLA anyway). We should be able to get there from here, but if we get stuck I'll ping you. I think the most important thing is to start with the subframe bushings and strut mounts. I'm still chasing that rear end "thump" but want to approach it smartly (bushings, then SLS shocks, then links). If I have to get to links, I'll probably ditch the RennTech heim setup in favor of stock. Hence the question. Thanks for your always ready help.

    Cheers,

    maw

    P.S. And yeah, that Silver Project stuff was never under consideration, mainly because of Post #3, above.

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