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Old 03-24-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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Smile Recommended Brand for upgraded control arms?

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Hotchkis- Sway bars, end links, 1 Inch drop is complete. feels Great! Now starts the hunt for Upgraded Control Arms!!

looking for good handling improvement from factory and possibly some weight reduction in the arms.

Advice, Recommendations, Favorite brands or models?..Opinions....ANYTHING!


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Old 03-24-2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:44 AM   #3
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how do those feel?
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:48 AM   #4
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Didn't have any other options to fit 17" wheels on back. So, I guess they feel fine.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:52 AM   #5
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well dang...not exactly the feedback i was looking for -_-


trying to see the best way to go for street driving, weight reduction and eating some hard turns like nothing!
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:57 AM   #6
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The factory suspension components are crap, everybody knows that.
Call BMR and tell the tech adviser what you are looking to get out of your car and let them make recommendations.
I personally would recommend bushes, trailing arms and lower control arms at a minimum.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:08 AM   #7
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Spohn Performance also makes them.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
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great!! thank you
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:56 PM   #9
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IMO you're not going to loose a ton of weight with an aftermarket arm swap. So unless you need the clearance or you're trying to shave every pound you can I would suggest you look at just upgrading to the stock FE4 arms which will mean an FE4 swaybar upgrade. Like mentioned above it's really all depends on what you're trying to do with the car.

Obviously if you call BMR or Sphon they are going to suggest their product over stock. In addition to the people like BMR, you should call someone like JDP Motorsports who sells everything from OEM stuff to BMR to DSE. Tell them what you're wanting to do and see what their suggestion is. They are going to be more of an unbiased vendor versus calling the Mfg directly but getting suggestions and info from everyone is only going to help you make a more informed decision.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:32 PM   #10
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My suggestion is to stick with the factory lower control arm and add and endlink tab brace since I am assuming you already have new FE3 style sway bars. Like caverman said, unless you are looking for more clearance or swapping for an FE4 sway bar upgrade, you really won't see much benefit.

Your money would be better spent on trailing arms, toe rods, upper control arm bushings and cradle bushings.

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Old 03-24-2014, 05:34 PM   #11
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A control arm will be heavier and not provide an increase in handling. You're looking in the wrong place for a handling improvement.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:33 PM   #12
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The factory suspension components are crap, everybody knows that.
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IMO you're not going to loose a ton of weight with an aftermarket arm swap.
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My suggestion is to stick with the factory lower control arm and add and endlink tab brace since I am assuming you already have new FE3 style sway bars. Like caverman said, unless you are looking for more clearance or swapping for an FE4 sway bar upgrade, you really won't see much benefit.

Your money would be better spent on trailing arms, toe rods, upper control arm bushings and cradle bushings.
I agree with all of this!!! Good advice in here. BMR components are purpose built with strength and rigidity in mind, which we believe is more important than shaving a few ounces here and there. There are more efficient places to work on saving weight, suspension is not the place to compromise.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #13
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