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Old 03-22-14, 04:07 PM   #1
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Sup fellers, what aftermarket upper control arms do u have experience on your car with? I have to replace mine...
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Are you looking for a stock replacement or an adjustable one? If you want a stock replacement then you really can't go wrong with Moog. If you're wanting something adjustable, then it would depend on how low you are or plan on going and how much adjustment you need. For example: SPC has +/- 2 degrees of camber and +/- 1 degree of caster, while some of the JDM versions can have ridiculous amounts of adjustability.

Actually, are you wanting front or rear UCA's? Everything I just said was geared towards the front
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Megan's can be had for under $300 on eBay. I think those or the Moogs would be my choice.
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Thanks for the responses, I was thinking about going with Moog, found them online for less than $300 WITH upper ball joints and bushings, it would be for the FRONT, I have stock setup...
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I run SPC FUCAS and I have actually 5 +/- of camber adjustment, and 2+/- of caster. My front camber is set at -4 And I have FIGS Engineering Mega VIP Rear control arms, which I have not even maxed out yet, but I was running -9 camber. Now im running -7. Need to pull the fenders a bit more to run less camber. Just needed to point out, the SPC's are nice, Megans are just as good! But if you are wanting just an OEM replacement, MOOG is the way to go!

And if you don't believe me, I can take a picture of my alignment sheets
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I run SPC FUCAS and I have actually 5 +/- of camber adjustment, and 2+/- of caster. My front camber is set at -4 And I have FIGS Engineering Mega VIP Rear control arms, which I have not even maxed out yet, but I was running -9 camber. Now im running -7. Need to pull the fenders a bit more to run less camber. Just needed to point out, the SPC's are nice, Megans are just as good! But if you are wanting just an OEM replacement, MOOG is the way to go!

And if you don't believe me, I can take a picture of my alignment sheets
Ummm... I don't believe you; we're going to need the alignment sheet... and pictures, lots of pictures
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For the record, all that Moog has to offer is the R-Series for our cars which have mixed reviews. Moog used to provide a better quality UCA but then cut cost and started building a cheaper brand.
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For the record, all that Moog has to offer is the R-Series for our cars which have mixed reviews. Moog used to provide a better quality UCA but then cut cost and started building a cheaper brand.
I just read that, stay away from Moog part numbers starting with RK!!!! I'm going with Dorman and calling it a day...
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Lemme know how those work for you, I need to replace mine and I really can't afford 750$ for oem i was gonna go moog on rock auto but now I'm scared off those..
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Lemme know how those work for you, I need to replace mine and I really can't afford 750$ for oem i was gonna go moog on rock auto but now I'm scared off those..
U and me both, were in the same boat, I'll let u know, I'm def getting Dorman...
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U and me both, were in the same boat, I'll let u know, I'm def getting Dorman...
make up your mind sheesh...lol
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I'm curious, does the brand for these really matter that much? I mean driving the car would you even be able to tell a difference in ride quality between new oem and something from rockauto? I'm not sure how much upper ball joints affect the ride. Anyone tried ac Delcos?
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make up your mind sheesh...lol
Lol I know!! Well, after talking to Jeff I'm gonna go with SPC adjustable UCA, can't wait!.!.!. And that's FINAL lol
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