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    hmm. i found a set on ebay. but i was wondering if anyone else has seen any of these for sale. since im lowered too much lol i need to have camber adjustability in the rear, since you cant do much to correct it i was wanted to know if you guys found any better solutions then the ebay ones. here the ebay ones.

    i know i talked to mike saturday about them. let me know if these arent it man.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/90-97-98-05-MAZDA-MIATA-MX5-TCS-REAR-UPPER-CONTROL-ARMS_W0QQitemZ250320785962QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ200 81107?IMSfp=TL0811071110006r37590
    "keep drifting fun......or else..." --Andy Sapp

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    RE: Adjustable Rear control arms

    You've got to be careful with these kind of parts. I remember talking to the old fella at Gran Turismo East when I went with Casey in his 240 after he'd put some Megan racing one's on his. Well they wouldn't stay threaded in a consistent place. He said to us that while these parts are often better than you expect in terms of overall quality, there's nearly always one small thing on them that'll let you down. The cure for this problem was some sort of gease. But yeah, if you buy these things be careful.

    Maybe you should just raise the car a little bit ;)

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    • #3
      RE: Adjustable Rear control arms

      lol i am going to raise it. as it handles good, but it could handle much better if it was not in metalmans terms SLMMD. lol

      but yeah, im gonna try raising it first then get an alignment to see if that doesnt cure it first
      "keep drifting fun......or else..." --Andy Sapp

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      • #4
        RE: Adjustable Rear control arms

        If you do it right, it def will. Pretty sure it was your car I saw @ RA this weekend (during the SPO / GTA race parked up by 10A), it's ridiculously low with some stupid rear camber... It's going to handle like balls like that. Honestly, doing some testing on mine, it actually drove like a FWD car w/ about 3.5* rear camber. Zero fun sir.
        ~Andrew
        Atlanta Region SCCA
        D Prepared Miata

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        • #5
          RE: Adjustable Rear control arms

          yes sirr. that was mee, was there with the lady, i wasnt working turn 10 at the time. yes i do have stupid rear camber. and it understeers like a *****. so im waiting to fix the hub thats bent before i get an alignment. should be fixing it this week. so i wont have to look goofy driving it...welll maybe ill be able to have better treadwear lol.
          "keep drifting fun......or else..." --Andy Sapp

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          • #6
            RE: Adjustable Rear control arms

            Originally posted by MX5ATLanta.com
            I remember talking to the old fella at Gran Turismo East when I went with Casey in his 240 after he'd put some Megan racing one's on his. Well they wouldn't stay threaded in a consistent place.
            Even parts for 240s hate being on 240s...
            :whistle:

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            • #7
              RE: Adjustable Rear control arms

              :lol: that is true! The nut that attached the strut body to the hub just hated staying on too!

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              • #8
                dont skimp on parts between the subframe and the road please.

                one less person dead from parts breaking.

                ive had personal experience with megan racing "quality"

                i had their inner and outer tie rod setup on my 240 and the inner tie rod ball joint developed abnormal play in the joint after about 8 monhts.

                gone unnoticed for months, i felt a shimmy while breaking and decided to stop and check it out. jacked the front up and sure enough, there was nearly a quarter inch of play in the ball joint. i gimped the car home, and put stock rods back on.

                on the contrary, i bought used tein tension rods for the 240 when i first got it, and they lasted through 2 incidents going offroad, a couple curbings, 1 event, a time when i hit a mailbox with a brick border around the base *4 bricks high* blew a tire and slightly bent a wheel.

                the teins are still fine. joint is still strong and sturdy.

                so, in all honesty, i wont buy anything "cheaper" than what i consider tein quality.

                which, in all reality, tein is at the bottom end of quality aftermarket parts imo lol.

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                • #9
                  Offset bushings in the lower arms will do what you want... and they should be cheaper.
                  | 90 Miata | Turbocharged Stock Mazda FE-dohc 2.0L engine swap | 302whp 281ftlbs |

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