|Quote, originally posted by Daemon42 »|
|That has zero effect on the camber curve because the ball joint itself is in exactly the same place. |
. . . Ah yes, no matter how many times I remember that, I still seem to forget it. Here is what one of the LCA extenders looks like up close:
The part on the left is forged steel, very beefy. It attaches to the top of the LCA like this:
The ball joint attaches to the sliding bracket like this:
The holes in the bracket are for Golf/Jetta ball joints, not TT ball joints as shown. I already had these, and they were new, so I used 'em. Here is what the whole deal looks like attached to the LCA:
Problem with using the TT ball joints is they are thicker on the bottom. The only position the bracket can be in with these ball joints is all the way out. Honestly though, these are supposed to yield up to 1 1/4 degrees, so I want them all the way out. If you were using them in conjunction with camber plates up top, I would recommend the golf/jetta ball joints so you get the full range of motion.
My thoughts on this product:
1) No worries about strength, this sucker is beefy
2) Even though it is adjustible, half of the adjustment range is in the +camber direction. The remaining adjustment is about 1/2", seems like with a little more effort it could have been given a wider range of useful adjustment.
3) Good solution for $129, overall I'm pleased.
4) I wish it didn't weigh 3 lbs., but I don't see any way around it.
5) Nice to have one more choice in the quest for camber.
Car won't be on the road for a few more weeks yet, so someone else will have to give you their driving impression.
Modified by RabbitsKin at 3:33 PM 5-27-2005