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Old 04-30-13, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Figs 17mm RCA's for 2nd Gen GS (new version)

I bought LS4 4pot calipers a few months after purchasing my GS3 and it has been on the back burner since building my race car. I finally decided to get the needed RCA's only to find out Mike had a new version. Mike assured me they were just as good as the originals just at a better cost, so with all concerns put to ease. I made the purchase!!!

What I received was well packaged.



The installation was straight forward. Jack the car up, remove front wheels and remove the stock 17mm bolts that hold the LBJ to the bottom of the spindle. I am running after market LBJ's so this may have been the reason but I had to remove the powder coating on the insert where the sleeve of the LBJ slides together with the spacer. It was very simple. Dremel with a small wire brush removed the powder coat and gave the needed clearance. Now I just need to buy some rotors and pads, then install.


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Old 05-01-13, 07:08 AM   #2
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Think you meant Mike from Figs GREAT stuff from him so rest assured ! Car looks good

Waiting on the new 2GS '01 + caster arm bushing (non-sperical) as well so these could go on together in conjuction with my BBK. ETA is like 2 weeks for caster bushing. Bolts were back ordered for the RCA's anyway so it works out for me.
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Old 05-01-13, 12:07 PM   #3
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Looks great! Another product from FIGS
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Old 05-03-13, 12:39 PM   #4
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Looks nice, what lowering springs are on you? Wheels go well with the car too.
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Old 05-07-13, 08:10 PM   #5
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yeah i got my Dowels in over the weekend too. i hope to referbish the front end and inatall a few parts this weekend!
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Looks nice, what lowering springs are on you? Wheels go well with the car too.
Thanks! I have Tanabe NF210's on for now. I have been thinking of getting some coilovers soon. The wheels are actually the stock 17's off my old G35 couple that I sold long ago. I had them laying around so I polished the face of the spokes and threw them on and couldn't be more pleased with them. They are in desperate need of a good polishing!

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yeah i got my Dowels in over the weekend too. i hope to referbish the front end and inatall a few parts this weekend!
It has made a world of difference updating the front end. I still have the UCA's left to do but they are still in good shape for now.
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looks good man, thinking about purchasing them too.
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Old 07-17-14, 01:48 PM   #8
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Amazing what just 17mm can do...
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850lexus, when turning the wheel while on the ground, do you hear any clunking from the RCAs? I have the exact same RCAS and no matter how tight I torque the bolts, the clunking won't go away. All other components on the car are either fine or brand new, so I already know it is the RCAs.
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Anyone care to weigh in?
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I have sage rca's and don't hear clunking from rca's. They should be solid cause they don't have moving parts and you torque them to 90lbs. So I would assume your clunking is from something else.
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Figs only states to torque to 85 ft lbs. At 80 ft lbs, the clunking was louder for me.

So at 90, no clunking for you?
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Well I'm on sages and the bolts that come with can take more torque. But maxs out at about 100 so I just went 90. No clunking. Want any clunking at 80 either
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I am looking at some of the 17mm or 18mm for my 430.
Do i need an alignment after installing these?. I'm on tein comfort and stock shocks. I dont want any more camber.
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I am looking at some of the 17mm or 18mm for my 430.
Do i need an alignment after installing these?. I'm on tein comfort and stock shocks. I dont want any more camber.
I just put 17mm RCAs on my lowered GS (BC coils). No alignment needed. I put mine on a laser alignment machine and the camber came into alignment just by fitting them.
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