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Old 02-08-2012, 05:46 PM
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Noticed this tonight as i was working on my pile of junk.



Has anyone else ran into this issue, i would like lower the car more but untill i figure out a fix it wont happen

using strange front struts and stock upper control arms with camber hits.

thanks for the help in advance
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:34 PM
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Ithink it is fairly common on crx's. Mine was like that with my camber kit so I just hammered that lip out and it never hit again.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:52 PM
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what strange setup are you running i have a DA wanting to know
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:10 PM
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stock control arm????

i have a crx as well and never ran into this issue
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:12 PM
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that upper balljoint looks funky to me as well
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: control arm hitting on crx

the junk2 upper control arms supposedly doesn't hit.. i haven't had the chance to use it yet.

honestly, i bought the Rhino upper control arms on my old street car. no issues with hitting or clearance. however the ball joint boots did tear with little miles on em.

good luck and let us know how it goes..

running same front struts. i wont be using those camber kits. they are VERY poorly made and ive seen them fail too many times to put on my race car.

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Old 02-08-2012, 08:59 PM
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As stated before... just "clearance" the contact point and you should be good. I had to do that to my CRX as the that type of camber kit moves the control arm outward.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:27 AM
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Default Re: control arm hitting on crx

U have the ingalls style camber kit and they push the contol arm out too much... Either notch the pinch weld or put skunk 2 control arms on it
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:40 AM
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Default Re: control arm hitting on crx

My cheap but trusty rhino adjustable uca's required notching that part not a big deal, get a die grinder and make some clearance

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:28 AM
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hanks for the input, i was thinking of cutting the lip or going with the skunk 2 stuff
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:42 PM
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I wouldn't cut that out.. just bend that lip over with a clearance tool..aka hammer..lol. I don't like to cut metal away from places like that..
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i ran into this issue when i put DA control arms on my rex
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I've just hammered it flat in all of my cars using a small sledge. The control arm doesn't hit on my DA but the tires do and it leaves a nasty gouge in the top of the slick if you don't hammer it flat.
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I ground away the lip on the UCA on mine. Did it ages ago, zero problems.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:20 PM
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ordered shunk 2 control arms today plus im going to cut the lip and weld it back up
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by 2.6lrex View Post
ordered shunk 2 control arms today plus im going to cut the lip and weld it back up
Yeah I did both on mine as well
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