12-30-2013, 05:55 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sonora, Ca
Total Cats: 73
Laziness - Control Arm ?
Just bought a fairly clean 01 SE Miata. It was in a low speed accident and had the rear fender and bumper replaced. I noticed it had a slight wear issue on the inner of the rear accident side tire. Notes from the shop said suspension components were unscathed..
Installing some ES bushings in the rear and coilovers this weekend I noticed the RUCA on the accident side is a little tweaked. Tossed it in the vice and tried to straighten it out a little, but did not want to weaken the metal too much.
Took it to get aligned today after I set the ride height and got some new tires on. Could not get the camber were I wanted, as the arm is a little too tweaked.
This is were I ended up:
12.25" fender to axle on both front and rear for ride height.
1/16" toe in
Rear: 1/16" toe in
2.7* camber on bent side and 2.4* on the other side.
Will I be fine to just run it like this (2 mile work commute and occasional weekend mountain driving) or should I bother getting a new rear upper control arm and tossing the bushings in that? Keep in mine I'm extremely lazy and live in an apartment complex with no garage.
Last edited by bikersam717; 12-30-2013 at 06:09 PM.