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Old 08-07-14, 10:29 PM   #1
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Hey everyone whats up? I am new to the forum and am seeking some advice from some Lexus guys. I drive a 02 GS300 VIP style, TEIN Coilovers, everyday to and from work, 50 miles round trip. Ive got a pretty aggressive set up with 20s all around and 9J in front and 10J in back. The fronts are wrapped with 235x30x20. Yes they are stretched just a tad. My question is this: I am getting ready to replace the upper control arms to fix some of my negative camber (-1.2) and was looking at replacing lower control arms as well. I have been reading about Megan racing and SPC control arms. price is about the same for a new pair. Does anyone have any advice as to which brand would be better for the current set up I am running?
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I wouldn't call almost $200 difference in price "about the same price" lol.
Of course it depends on where you buy them but that's the difference in eBay.

I personally don't have any experience but I've thought of buying a set for myself and I'm propably gonna choose Megans 'cause they're that much cheaper.
I would be interested too about the quality between the two?

Edit: Looks like it would be a PIA to adjust the Megans with those 4 bolts instead of just one like in the SPC's.


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Hey everyone whats up? I am new to the forum and am seeking some advice from some Lexus guys. I drive a 02 GS300 VIP style, TEIN Coilovers, everyday to and from work, 50 miles round trip. Ive got a pretty aggressive set up with 20s all around and 9J in front and 10J in back. The fronts are wrapped with 235x30x20. Yes they are stretched just a tad. My question is this: I am getting ready to replace the upper control arms to fix some of my negative camber (-1.2) and was looking at replacing lower control arms as well. I have been reading about Megan racing and SPC control arms. price is about the same for a new pair. Does anyone have any advice as to which brand would be better for the current set up I am running?
Honestly, a little negative camber is good for the car... and -1.2 isn't even worth spending money on unless you're trying to achieve more negative camber. Just my opinion though.
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i believe the megan would be a better bet if you thought about going RCA for the front. I believe the SPC has clearance issues with front RCA. my front left is -1.2 and right is -1.7 without camber kit. just a little insight. but my toe are good in the front. my rear toe is a different story,
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cool thank you for the help. I found upper control SPC for 338 on Ebay and Megan control arms for 284 on Ebay. Yea i am thinking about going with the Megan brand. i havent read one negative thing about them.
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Honestly, a little negative camber is good for the car... and -1.2 isn't even worth spending money on unless you're trying to achieve more negative camber. Just my opinion though.
Yea you are right 1.2 isnt too bad just trying to straighten it out a little and save some tires. I run Falken 453 and those arent cheap! hahaha
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To be honest, I would go SPC's. I have them on my 02 Sport Design, I nave no issues. I get about +1/-4 or so camber adjustment, and the SPCs dont smack up against my shock tower. So no need to cut any holes or anything, and Im on megan coil overs. 8k front. 6k rear. And I personally hate them. I dont bash on megan, some of their products are good for certain cars. But I for one, dont like their products. And not on my car. So I cant wait to pick up new coils here soon.
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