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rear control arms help you get closer to OEM spec. prevents premature tire wear.
camber plates make the car corner better but adds to premature tire wear.

you don't NEED either but if you're scared of tire wear get the rear control arms. that's all you NEED to get back to OEM spec.

stock front:
| |
lowered front:
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camber plates:
/ \

stock rear:
| |
lowered rear:
/ \
aftermarket control arms in rear:
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rear control arms help you get closer to OEM spec. prevents premature tire wear.
camber plates make the car corner better but adds to premature tire wear.

you don't NEED either but if you're scared of tire wear get the rear control arms. that's all you NEED to get back to OEM spec.

stock front:
| |
camber plates:
/ \

stock rear:
| |
lowered rear:
/ \
aftermarket control arms in rear:
| |
That was Beautiful!!!!!
Now I totally understand!! Thanks again dude!!
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LOL..That was brilliant!
You should really consider publishing a suspension guide for dummies!!
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LOL..That was brilliant!
You should really consider publishing a suspension guide for dummies!!
that's what this whole section is for.

yes, not every thread answers every question and yes it's not the most thorough of libraries but if you go thru the cornering section for a whole weekend you'll have a greater understanding of how the MINI suspension works
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So a buddy of mine who has dropped several of his cars told me that if I was to drop the car more than an inch to inch and a half, I should get front camber plates and rear control arms and do an allignment or I will risk going through a set of tires really fast. Does this sound about right??
The wheels will all explode & rocket off the hubs without them. Better to stay at stock height.
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The wheels will all explode & rocket off the hubs without them. Better to stay at stock height.
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rear control arms help you get closer to OEM spec. prevents premature tire wear.
camber plates make the car corner better but adds to premature tire wear.

you don't NEED either but if you're scared of tire wear get the rear control arms. that's all you NEED to get back to OEM spec.

stock front:
| |
camber plates:
/ \

stock rear:
| |
lowered rear:
/ \
aftermarket control arms in rear:
| |
In a word, brilliant!
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i should add:

lowered front:
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So again, another noob question, I read up on end links in some of the forums here and I have a basic understanding that they will need to be adjusted once installed to rebalance the load, but does anyone else use them? Are they worth the hassle and install?
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:09 PM
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they arent too bad of an install in all honesty. works best when both sides are loaded or unloaded equally when lifted. in other words, no jacking up one side at a time doing the end links.
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I didn't think they were that hard to install but a few things that I read made it seem like a huge ordeal.
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