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    Senior Member BABIS's Avatar
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    Rear upper arms length

    Hello guys

    Can you give me the stock length of the rear upper arms (eyelet center to eyelet center)?
    I am installing adjustable arms and I am looking for a basic setting.

    Thanks
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    Stock rear upper links are on 8" centers
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    I would also like to confirm that they are 8" c-c

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    thanks! I have found that you can get the stock length with the adjuster "all closed", which makes sense since there is no need to shorten the arm (it would mean taller suspension)
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    If you only buy one set of adjustable links, are the upper links or lower links more useful for alignment purposes? My car is lowered and the inner third of my tires wears slightly harder than the outer third.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 82DMC12 View Post
    If you only buy one set of adjustable links, are the upper links or lower links more useful for alignment purposes? My car is lowered and the inner third of my tires wears slightly harder than the outer third.
    If you're looking to only adjust camber I think the upper links would be the ones you want adjustable. The lower links are slightly angled forward so adjusting those would probably alter the toe as well.

    I'm to the point where I'm replacing tires due to age and not tread wear, so I haven't been too concerned about the extra rear camber on my own lowered car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
    If you're looking to only adjust camber I think the upper links would be the ones you want adjustable. The lower links are slightly angled forward so adjusting those would probably alter the toe as well.

    I'm to the point where I'm replacing tires due to age and not tread wear, so I haven't been too concerned about the extra rear camber on my own lowered car.
    I'm in the same boat. Tires are old but not worn enough to worry me. However the are not wearing evenly so I might correct it with the links at the same time I replace tires.
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    Hi andy...

    my car is also lowered as u know.. and i only have the lower adjustable links...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 82DMC12 View Post
    If you only buy one set of adjustable links, are the upper links or lower links more useful for alignment purposes? My car is lowered and the inner third of my tires wears slightly harder than the outer third.
    I recommend uppers. I have made and sold some sets.

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