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Old 23 Jul 2010, 03:01 pm
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Default What is the function of Lower Control Arms?

What do LCAs do for your car? They look cool but do they actually do anything for cornering and improve your suspension?

what is the purpose of the aftermarket, lightened, aluminum lower control arms that you see being sold online and in picture on honda and car forums? or is it strictly for looks?
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 03:16 pm
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The Upper Control Arm and the Lower Control Arm function together to keep the tire in alignment (verticality and camber) as it moves up and down (and steers left or right if it is a front tire).
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 03:31 pm
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As for the purpose of the aftermarket ones: yes, some are good quality and are lighter and stronger, but unless you are actually racing the car on a dedicated race track, you don't need them.

Also, some aftermarket ones are adjustable so the camber can be reset back to within specs if the car is lowered.
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 07:10 pm
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Default Re: What is the function of Lower Control Arms?

they keep the spindle on...
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