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So I was dinking around on my dealer's NAPA site, look what I found:<br><IMG SRC="http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss9/mp311mp/untitled.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Any thoughts??
 

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Aren't the other ones adjustable too? And they only cost around $160-180 for two, the napa ones look to be $220. And sorry if this is a silly somewhat offtopic question, but if I get coilovers would I still need these or will they even work with them? Not sure how coilovers really work...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Not sure how coilovers really work...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What specifically are you looking to understand about coilovers??<p>edit: These arms shouldn't affect your car if it has coilovers. I need to look into a set of adjustable control arms soon.... I love the look of camber but my tires are going to die rather quickly with my current 'rear wheel gangsta lean'
 

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So these types of arms will work fine with coilovers, and help reduce my tire wear, correct? That is basically all I need to know. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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yes and yes. <p>The more you lower your car the more your rear wheels will toe (out!?) lol I can never get my in/out straight. <p>If you look at my car's wheels from the rear they look like this: /------\<br>VIP stylez <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Mine do that currently as well, with my blue evolve springs, and I was planning on getting these arms to help prevent so much tire wear. I am buying turboah's coilovers so I wanted to be sure these would still work, that way hopefully I can get the arms and coilovers installed at the same time so I don't have to keep taking apart my car.<br>Thanks for the info!<br> So...don't the SPC ones adjust too? Or are these different/better?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I am buying turboah's coilovers </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm glad to see this. Springs suck. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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yeah there are a couple other options out there for adjustable control arms, but these may be handy bc theres ALWAYS a NAPA close
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Percy311</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah there are a couple other options out there for adjustable control arms, but these may be handy bc theres ALWAYS a NAPA close</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Too bad for me that the nearest NAPA is in another country <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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nah i saw one just off of lougheed highway near brentwood <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vash13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">nah i saw one just off of lougheed highway near brentwood <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I forgot about that one!!
 

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They look extremely similar to the SPC arms. NAPA could be retailing the brand.<p>The more you lower, the more you'll have negative camber (wheels tilted towards the inside of the car up top). That's good for handling, but terrible for tire wear. Think of an F1 car that corners like a dream but you can measure tire life in minutes. The adjustable upper control arms allow you to set your camber in the rear. There is no factory supplied adjustment for this. <p>I lowered my car and installed the SPC arms in the last week. According to today's alignment, it caused a toe-out condition up front. My car was ready to turn no matter what! Unfortunately, that's bad for highway crusing and tire wear. I just hope the alignment stays true when I put 80-100lbs in the trunk tomorrow!<p>Sub box and amp plus 20lb of dynamat and all the factory junk:<br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc5/mattdocs40/emptytrunk.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Another option for ADJUSTABLE control arm... (Percy311)

expensive... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Another option for ADJUSTABLE control arm... (Percy311)

Even with our dealership discount i think they are overpriced compared to the SPC ones...
 

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Re: Another option for ADJUSTABLE control arm... (ForceFed Motorsports)

I've seen Raybestos for ~80 bucks a piece online somewhere.
 

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Re: Another option for ADJUSTABLE control arm... (Percy311)

I don't know if i can link directly to it or not, but if you search google for Spicer/Raybestos S40 control arm, you'll find it. Rockauto.com has it listed there as well. $82.79 per arm.
 

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Re: Another option for ADJUSTABLE control arm... (greencow)

$82.79/arm is a reasonable price. $220/arm completely ridiculous.<p>You might also search for a Mazda 3 part. The market is completely different, and it's the same part. I got mine for $130/pair a few years ago that way.<p>Tom.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by tmtalpey at 5:12 PM 5-21-2009</i>
 
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