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Old 08-22-10, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Sage RCAs Front Drop Install

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.

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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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what kind of lip kit is that. where can i purchase it.. and how much?
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how much and do they come in different sizes?
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I like it....good job.
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wish you were local. would like to see how the ride is.
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what kind of lip kit is that. where can i purchase it.. and how much?
Lip kit is Carson Tuned, it was 73.00!! Carson toyota was blowing the whole set out last year for the sides and rears all for 73.00 each. You had to buy the whole set. You'll have a hard time finding these now.

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how much and do they come in different sizes?
The sizes I've seen were 25mm and 30mm, they could probably build custom sizes for you..

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wish you were local. would like to see how the ride is.
Rides just like stock.
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That's look so good bro..
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Looks much better.
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check the inside of your rim and make sure it is not the pitman arm rubbing!
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Interesting. I've never seen/heard of these before. So these are a mass produced product? This would be good possibly for AWD owners like myself possibly avoiding wheel wobble? (any AWD owners have these installed?)
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RCAs are somewhat mass produced. You can buy them from vendors, although the 3GS application looks very new to me.

They were designed to be used as bandaid for fixing the roll center and regaining suspension travel for cars with coilover setups. Using it on a car with shock/spring will give you the lowered effect. Depending on how low you are, adding the RCA may give you slight increase in negative camber.
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Yeah, after checking out this post, I did a search on it. Seems like the 2GS version has been out for a few years. I assume you can use this with a stock shock and lowering spring set up.

Because my GS is AWD, I had to lower it a bit to achieve the look I wanted, thus creating negative camber. I recently swapped my F-Sport springs out for some DF-210's, which made the ride a bit more bouncy. I can probably get the same look as the DF's with these RCAs and my F-sports.

greyhndfan, what size RCAs did you use?
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Interesting!
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Never knew they made RCA's for 3Gen's. Can I use these to lower my car with my coilovers ?

Example, raise my coils then use the RCA to lower it back to the previous height. Would this work as a substitute for a front camber kit and give me positive camber ?

Eating tires a couple thousand miles is no fun but I love my drop.

Where can I purchase these RCA's ?

Ohh by the way, loving those wheels and lip kit. You get extra points for the color of your car too, lol. I'm sure others would like to see a full pic to see the drop with the front RCA and the stock rear.

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this is interesting.. can anyone explain to me how this work? so this makes the car lowered yet everything else stays the same? (camber, axle, shock travel, etc..)
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