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Adjustable or non adjustable LCAs?

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    Adjustable or non adjustable LCAs?

    So I want to get LCAs soon, but as with most parts, theres adjustable, and non versions.

    what are so pros and cons of both?

    My main reason for getting them is to just stiffen up the suspension a little, cars a DD, nothing fancy

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    I may be getting adjustable's now since when I swapped out my 9" and got my PST drive shaft installed there is little to no play in the yoke.

    I need to move my rear end back about 1/2".

    I personally like adjustable everything. You never know when you might need to adjust something later down the road such as what I'm currently experiencing.

    I don't think there would be any disadvantage to adjustable other than them costing a little more. With non-adjustable, like I have, you basically are stuck with what you got. For most applications, that works fine...but when you start changing out things such as your rear end or putting slicks on the car, the adjustment is needed.

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    yeah i know...my only problem is that adjustable is just that...adjustable...

    I'm worried that since my car is a DD, things might start adjusting themselves.
    but since i plan to lower, and I'm sure ill have a new rear at some point, it may be worth it

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    I have slicks and a 12 bolt rear and run Spohn non adj poly lcas. No issues and no need for adj ones here. I'm not saying do not get adjustables, just in my case they were not needed. I always recommend adjustable panhard rods and torque arms tho.

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    In my opinion for the added costs of adjustable LCAs, it's worth it to me. The ability to move everything around is great.
    It helps a lot too in centering the wheels in the wheel well

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    I got adjustable since my car is lowered. Wanted to center my rear.

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    get the adjustable "on car adjustable" i got some single adjustable and im not to happy with them

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    Hello,

    Since the car is your daily driver I would recommend the non-adjustable set up. Adjustable control arms allow the rear end to be centered, this is usually only needed when installing an aftermarket rear end like mentioned or when trying to get more room for larger tires.

    If you would have any questions I can help with please ask. Thank you!
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    thanks for the info, I've been looking at the UMI parts for suspension.

    no slicks here, but I am running 295/35/18s. BFG KDWs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    thanks for the info, I've been looking at the UMI parts for suspension.

    no slicks here, but I am running 295/35/18s. BFG KDWs
    Glad to hear, we offer a very nice product line and I assure you wouldn't be disappointed.

    As long as you aren't having clearance issues now then you won't with new control arms. You should be fine with this size tires.

    I hope that helps!
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    my stock LCAs give me about 3/8s of an inch clearance, lol

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    Dustin you must have been reading my mind, I was just thinking about this very subject. Now I have my answer thanks.

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    I'm going to go with UMI adjustable because I plan on getting a 9" rear so I don't want to by LCA's twice.

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    http://kyspeed.com/index.php?main_pa...products_id=69

    Im liking these


    http://kyspeed.com/index.php?main_pa...roducts_id=674

    I can't see any real difference in the first one, or these, except where the adjusting bolt is located. maybe Ryan can chime in

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    The more expensive ones have the roto-joint on the one end where the other ones have poly bushings in both ends.

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    whats a roto joint? lol

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    It's a spherical mount which is supposed to alleviate any suspension bind. Works like a ball and socket...kind of like your shoulder

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    oh i see

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    damn, i can NOT find any install instruction or pics for LCAs

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