ebay subframe and lower control arms question

Discussion in 'Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Suspension (All Gens)' started by ekhatchback, Nov 15, 2011.



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  1. ekhatchback

    ekhatchback New Member

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    Any thoughts on eBay subframe and lcas for 185 or spend an extra 100 more for blackworks sub and lcas.
     
  2. Logan98036wa

    Logan98036wa New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    better to spend a little more and get a name brand, you will be more happy in the long run with a safer more reliable product
     
  3. JohnS.

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    It's pointless to get a subframe brace unless you're running a large sway bar. Unless you want to spend the money for bling.
     
  4. ekhatchback

    ekhatchback New Member

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    Its more of the bling factor I guess. But I want it to look good at the same time. All polished I think is to much. What double you think about a red subframe with polished lcas?
     
  5. JohnS.

    JohnS. BANGARANG Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Color is completely up to you. What matters most is how much you like it.

    I have a silver ASR brace with silver LCA's. But I have the brace because I have a 22mm rear sway bar. If you want the bling, a beaks rear lower tie bar adds a nice touch on top of it.
     
  6. CivicxTree754

    CivicxTree754 New Member Registered VIP

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    Ive been looking around recently and google search had nothing bad about the blackworks lca's. From what i read last night theyre made in the same factory as blox, and others.... But other then that its all up to you as others have said =) GL.
     
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    I'd go with something like Skunk2 or even better yet, Function7. More expensive but the bushings on either of the LCAs you mentioned are notoriously bad.
     
  8. dj_hallucn8

    dj_hallucn8 "to punish and enslave" Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    I got the Blackworks LCA's with a DNA tie bar & they work great, it's up to you so do as much research as you can before buying.
     
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    2slo4u wait4me Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    eBay doesn't make parts. So you can still find nice quality brand named parts for low prices. For example a skunk2 lca bought off eBay would be the exact same as th skunk2 lca off pwjdm or any other site.
     
  10. emerican

    emerican New Member Registered VIP

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    DOnt get ebay no name parts
    Just spend the extra money
     
  11. techavluis

    techavluis New Member Registered VIP

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    ebay is GREAT! if you know what to look for...
     
  12. ekhatchback

    ekhatchback New Member

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    Would I be able to replace the bushings with skunk2s.. I might go with blackworks.
     
  13. ekhatchback

    ekhatchback New Member

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    @2slo4u.. I should have been a little more clear.. when I said eBay. I mean cheap no name brand
     
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    Assuming it's not a knock off, which there are a lot of. I use eBay a ton but there are certain things I won't buy from there.
     
  15. ek forever guy

    ek forever guy New Member Registered VIP

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    Trust me when I tell you it is all kinds of worth it to be patient and buy quality parts. They fit better, last longer, and you're a lot happier with your car knowing that you got the best product you could. Honestly I don't know why you'd flush $200-400 down the toilet to make the subframe of the car shiny. I mean, LCAs and a subframe brace both are designed to serve a legitimate function and you're skipping.

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    I'm a broke college kid too, takes me 6 months/1 year t save up for the things I want to buy. But when I do buy them I get volks, Function7, Recaros, etc. You'll be a lot happier with the car, trust me. I was so happy sitting in a set of REAL recaros. And I get compliments on my wheels all the time.

    Plus I can tell people how badass volks are because they don't chip/flake like my rotas or my konigs did. And the 16x7" wheel only weighs 11.1lbs. Absolutely absurd.
     


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