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Old 05-05-12, 03:07 PM   #61
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look simple enough. great ref pictures!
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Old 09-19-12, 12:26 PM   #62
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Yeah..this is similar to what youzealand makes. they have developed blocks for the rears.. As RCAs only have fronts.



Trade offs would maybe be minor camber but that's it. It is a solid aluminum block that will not break. I really can't tell the difference between riding on the blocks or with out them. They're not adjustbale of course like coils. You'd need to be sure on the drop you want.
greyhndfan- Your GS looks AMAZING!!! Is that STOCK suspension + (only) the front RCA's !?
It sits REALLY nice...

I have a 2nd-gen GS430... and have the 30mm Sage RCA's up front, and am in the middle of installing the ExactMotorsports Rear RCA's now... (which should even the car out- and make it sit completely FLAT. I hope it does)

I wanted to ask you about the negative camber up front though...My RCA's (up front) def caused a little bit of negative camber. I haven't been able to drive the car more than about 1000 miles since I've installed the Sage RCA's up front though- b/c my car's been in & out of the shop!

Have you noticed the tires are wearing out MUCH sooner than before, since installing the RCA's, or is the 1-degree or so (?) not too big of a deal ?
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Old 10-11-12, 09:20 PM   #63
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greyhndfan- Your GS looks AMAZING!!! Is that STOCK suspension + (only) the front RCA's !?
It sits REALLY nice...

I have a 2nd-gen GS430... and have the 30mm Sage RCA's up front, and am in the middle of installing the ExactMotorsports Rear RCA's now... (which should even the car out- and make it sit completely FLAT. I hope it does)

I wanted to ask you about the negative camber up front though...My RCA's (up front) def caused a little bit of negative camber. I haven't been able to drive the car more than about 1000 miles since I've installed the Sage RCA's up front though- b/c my car's been in & out of the shop!

Have you noticed the tires are wearing out MUCH sooner than before, since installing the RCA's, or is the 1-degree or so (?) not too big of a deal ?
thanks.. sorry for the late reply.. I respond better to PM.. Yes. I am on stock suspension only plus the front RCAs

I had even ware on my front tires, I was running hankooks and around 45k miles out of them.
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Old 11-09-12, 03:50 PM   #64
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Just got the first set of sage rear rca's at 30mm... Rides real nice and is built perfect!!!



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Any pictures of the rear RCA's on stock suspension?
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Old 11-09-12, 08:10 PM   #66
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I have the first prototype set but check this link out for the final production set with before and after shots of the stock suspension..

http://lexi-imports.blogspot.com/201...-kit-with.html

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just to be sure..

this product doesnt mess with the axle angle at all? only moving the wheel and suspension higher? cuz im gonna use it on my awd.
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thanks.. sorry for the late reply.. I respond better to PM.. Yes. I am on stock suspension only plus the front RCAs

I had even ware on my front tires, I was running hankooks and around 45k miles out of them.
Nice! What about the (little) bit of Negative camber from the front RCA's?

I recently installed the rear (exact motorsports) 20mm (?) RCA's... didn't sit QUITE flat enough, with the stock suspension. Until I get some coilovers- (and ONLY because winter is coming up..LOL) I threw 150 lbs in the spare tire well- and it sits perfectly FLAT now...love it.

I will post some pics soon..
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i just installed 19x8.5 in front and 19x10 in the rear. i have 30mm RCA blocks i will install on the front. what size rear blocks should i get for the rear on all stock suspension?

i'll double check what size tires i have again. tires are used and slightly worn on the inside because previous owner's car was dropped.
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I'm thinking about buying a front RCA kit for my 2011 AWD with stock 17" wheels (and stock suspension). Does anyone know if I will rub with either a 15mm or 20mm wheel spacers? Is the rear kit for RWD only?
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Hello. I know this is old. But I so wish I could see the pics with your directions... Id Love to get me some Sage RCA's and lower mine... I have an 08 AWD GS350


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Test fitted and isntalled RCAs in the front for a nice mild 25mm drop. So far I am loving the look and feel. This offers a pretty good alternative to get a nice drop and not have the side affects of diminished shock comfort since I am still on my stock suspension.

Here are some pics..

Removed wheel and removed the two bolts on the LBJ that holds the rotor in place.





Bolt on the two RCA blocks on the LBJ, this is where the rotor will sit.





Put Wheel back on and that's it.. Lowered look with stock suspension feel. Easy install compared to doing springs and coils..

Before and After shots..











I only dropped the front, I'm pretty happy with the rear so it may stay. The drop is mild and it does improve the look. Since it is my daily driver I didn't want to go too low. I did scrape a little when we hit some dips on the freeway, sounded like fender lining rub. I'll heat it and push back up into the tire well and see if that helps.
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Hello. I know this is old. But I so wish I could see the pics with your directions... Id Love to get me some Sage RCA's and lower mine... I have an 08 AWD GS350
i posted a thread on the suspension forum area about the SAGE drop blocks. the title post is GS350 AWD lowering help. i have a few great pics that might help you out. lmk bro
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