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Old 05-16-18, 06:44 PM
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I own a white sc300 its a 1993 and it has been converted to a manual transmission and i love it ive owned it since 2015. so my issue with the car was swaying all over the road allmost *** end hopping around if you hit uneven pavement with your foot on the gas. it has allways done this since i owned it but progressively got worse over time with hard driving i slide the car regularly. i was told it was the balljoints being shot in the rear lower control arms. ouchies very expensive from lexus... so i bought the megan racing rear lower camber control arms for my car they look so sick. i then had to drive the car from Florida to Pennsylvania for a emergency. WITHOUT INSTALLING THE ARMS. it allmost killed me like 7 times. but i made it and lucky for me the place i am staying has a garage and tools and i brought the arms. im not looking to camber the car i just want it not to sway can i install these things without other parts and just set the ajustments to stockish settings? also realistically should i be replacing any other stuff back there just cause its apart... the locator arms dont seem to have to much to go wrong with. the tow arm looks like it has a ball joint does that fail also? any advice or suggestions thanks again
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Old 05-17-18, 04:35 PM
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At this age, almost all the bushings or ball joints will have minor play on our cars. While replacing the LCA, I would inspect all the bushings and ball joints for obvious damage. If you have the tools, then replace the bushings too. I would also recommend loosening and torquing all the oem bolts back to spec to "reset" everything. Make sure to get a good alignment. Don't try to eyeball it and hope for the best.
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Based on how you are describing what the car is doing, I would say it is more likely the toe arms are the problem. Almost always is. Get a set of those, you can buy the aftermarket ones for $100/ea roughly. Put them on, you will be ok until you can get the other bushings etc replaced. But, if you have the time and money, go thru all of them.
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Thanks for the input guys yeah I'm probably going to order the toe arms from megan too. I will post pics of the megan components installed.
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let me know how this goes suffering from the same conditions.
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