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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:30 am 
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I understood that MK4/5 control arm is longer than MK2/3 so my question, is it possible to use mk4/5 control on mk2/3 car and then alignment? It would be more negative camber if it uses stock mk2/3 strut+spring since MK4/5 has longer strut/spring.


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PS. of course don't forget about CV axles

PPS. I did search quickly... not good answer.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:36 am 
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I'm almost certain it will work. I may try it on my oval track race car to give it a wider stance and negative camber on the right front wheel.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:38 am 
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Okay I will have try to do that then do alignment and then find out the drive experience. I am pretty sure lower spring will reduce negative camber.

I hope it wont mess up the geometry of the suspension such as turning, accelerate and brake.

The reasons I want longer control arm
- positive offset
- wider and stable
- mount the wider rim/wheel
- more reliable, less stress and less worn on parts due to less travel

Please correct me I am wrong.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:34 pm 
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Lowering springs will increase negative camber slightly.
It will make your front wheel track width wider than the rear, ok on my race car but might look weird on a street car. Something to consider.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:04 pm 
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Hmm you are right... the shorter length of strut like stock MK2/3 will be negative and lower spring will gain more negative too.

I guess the camber plate is only the way to solve. Heck, I will experiment in the real world later.

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Hmm you are right... the shorter length of strut like stock MK2/3 will be negative and lower spring will gain more negative too.

I guess the camber plate is only the way to solve. Heck, I will experiment in the real world later.

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