<FONT SIZE="3">How-To: Install New Rear Upper Control Arms</FONT>
There are two reasons you would want to replace your old turn of the Cold War rear upper control arms. One being that you have realized that your bushings are shot to hell and the second you being you need control of camber in the rear. The price for a new OEM arm is $41.43 for the right and 41.37$ for the left; if you want you can purchase the bushings individually and you save $6 but you still have to do the press work yourself.
You have 3x14mm bolts, and if you have a stiff suspension setup you will find it easier to remove the two bolts attached to the chassis first and then the one on the trailing arm. This is what it looks like when removed, don't forget to clean the threads!
Old UCA vs New UCA
<FONT SIZE="2">Step 5 - Install New UCA</FONT>
With the suspension in its current state, the bolt holes don't match up for beans. Either you can thread the chassis and deal with lining up the trailing arm or you can do it the other way around. I'd personally deal with the chassis as the trailing arm is the dynamic piece. Grab a spare jack and place it securely under your LCA and start compressing the suspension.
Much better now.
Torque the chassis bolts to 29lb-ft and the trailing arm bolt to 40lb-ft. A little anti-sieze doesn't hurt.
<FONT SIZE="2">Other information</FONT>
Time to completion - 15 minutes per side
Upper Left Rear Arm Part # - 52400-SR3-000
Upper Right Rear Arm Part # - 52390-SR0-A00
Thanks, I'll dig around and see what I can find. The last two HT meets I've gone to the dozens of photographers have flat out refused to take pictures of my car. Maybe it's a good thing, or maybe they just don't like the not JDM flavor to it?
Originally Posted by solorex
Don't forget to get the alignment done afterwards! Also, why go for OEM replacement, when you can get adjustables to dial the camber in to where you want it?
I was thinking about that, as the SPC Units are only $53 with free shipping from Nopi.com
Currently I'm at -1.0 camber and I don't see it increasing anytime soon, and I personally would just use the washers if any issues arise in the future unless I have a need for a further range of adjustment. I will be getting an alignment hopefully tomorrow if all goes as planned with installing my new steering rack and my front cross member.
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