I've been running these for about a month now (PMW). I bought them used from a fellow member for a great price. I have no complaints. I am using them in conjunction with a tie rod flip kit. My only issue is that the inside of my wheel rubs the tie rod ends when I turn too hard (Over 1-1/2 turns of the steering wheel). I am running an 8" wide wheel. I don't think close to OE applications will have a problem. Overall, the steering response is greatly improved, I was very, very surprised what came out of my crappy McPherson suspension. Install of all items took about 3 hours with air tools and shooting the sh*t. Wasn't in a big hurry. I'd be happy to supply you with any more info or pictures if you wish.
Last edited by zrace07; 10-08-2012 at 04:42 PM.
Ideally it's to get the control arms back below level. This way the tire moves away from center mass as the arm comes upward. When your slammed the wheel moves inward as the arm moves up. Obviously. It's not much difference especially on stiff suspension and the movement either way is slight. My arms are just below level and don't really feel like I would be a candidate for such hardware, but in my lower days I always wondered about them. I don't doubt from it's workings you'd feel a difference, but it wont suddenly turn it into a miata or something else.
Interested to know in how spun down those coils are in the pic. Is it possible to go so low the extenders don't help you? Those still look above center line, but has to be better than what it was I suppose.
As for horror stories, haven't heard a one. They should compliment the 3 rusty screws securing your ball joint to control arm quite nicely actually.
Last edited by emkaytree; 10-09-2012 at 12:13 AM.
These bascially function as roll center adjusters and help eliminate any possible bumpsteer that is noticed after lowering the car quite a bit.
A few people have run this setup, but I don't see much benefit coming out of it. If you're doing any kind of motorsports with your car, you probably shouldn't lower it enough to warrant these extenders.
Zach seems to be pretty pleased with his, despite the wheel rubbing issue, but I don't see these as a necessity for executing low:101. Some people dislike any bumpsteer, and others like me just don't care lol.
Hey, if you don't care, you don't care. I drove my cars for how long with bump steer and I wasn't that bothered by it. Now that it's essentially gone, I don't think I could go back
Whatever you do, don't buy the ones from the UK company. Anyone that knows a single thing about engineering, machining, failure testing, ect can spot the issues from a mile away. They are a death trap waiting to fail.
There is no way to make extenders for plus suspension cars, there isn't room, and the angle make's it impossible. Longer balljoints would be the only option, and that's not gonna happen with the small market.
That said, fixing the camber curve on the front of these cars makes WAY more of a difference then you would expect. Once you stop rolling on the sidewall during compression from building positive camber, you'll be surprised at how your car handles less like a shopping cart.
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