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Old 28-Mar-2006, 10:44 AM
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what should i get for lower control arms?

I need control arms for my car! right now im debating if I wanna get OMNI or not, I really wanted SRR control arms but I cant seem to find where to get them around the GTA!
MEGANS I can find but im not sure which ones i should get! any suggestions and feed back would be appreciated!

SRR
MEGAN
OMNI?

if it helps im riding on koni yellows with eiback sportlines
running on 16" wheels with 205/40r16
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Old 28-Mar-2006, 12:05 PM
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OMNIS!!!
just not the new ones, go for the old ones with the star
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get whatever you like
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Old 28-Mar-2006, 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by kwasley
OMNIS!!!
just not the new ones, go for the old ones with the star
WHATS WRONG WITH THE NEW ONES
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Old 28-Mar-2006, 02:37 PM
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Hey just a heads up... I was looking to get aftermarket control Arms before. Watch out for some brands including the Megan Racing ones. The bushings on them are not the same as stock. So if they ever get shot, then you won't be able to easily find replacements for them.
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Old 28-Mar-2006, 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by Moe_Mentum
Watch out for some brands including the Megan Racing ones. The bushings on them are not the same as stock.
This is incorrect.
The Megan Racing arms bushings are the same as stock and can be replaced with OE Honda or aftermarket replacment.

We can also get (1)stock, (2)Spherical bearings replacment inserts -with dustboots ( FOR the RACERS ) or (3)polyurethane bushings replacments.
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^^^ My bad I thought it was the Megan Racing ones I had bought... Maybe its another brand, but I do know for a fact whatever brand it was the bushings weren't the same as stock.
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Old 28-Mar-2006, 02:57 PM
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ya I was leaning towards the megans as well and now that i know u can get replacement bushings and such my mind is made up! thanks guys
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search for reviews about megan lcas on H-T. there are some bad ones out there. just pick up a set of integra lcas and slap urethane bushings in there. the weight savings are minimal so i doubt you'll even feel the difference. but if you do insist on getting better looking lcas get the omni ones. i haven't heard any problems with them and they look pretty nice too. there are 2 models of the omni's. the older ones have stars on them and the newer ones don't. they say the newer one is an improved design but i don't know what it is.
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Old 28-Mar-2006, 11:27 PM
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im not 2 worried bout the weight and looks and so on.. i need control arm bushings but honda only sells them with the arm itself.. and I can actually get megans or whatever cheaper then the OEM ones so i figured ill jsut do that.. i heard that the NEW and IMPROVED OMNIs are weak... not 2 sure myself tho
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get a pair of oem for dirt cheap. get urethane bushings and get someone to press them in for you. do you need ones with holes? i have a set of eg lcas with outer and inner bushings that are already urethane except the middle bushings are missing because when i took them off they ripped. i can sell it to you for 20 bucks. the kit that comes with all 3 bushings is like 45 bucks. and if you know someone who can just press them in for you then you're set for under 80 bucks. or go buy a set from a junkyard. i bought integra lcas and had a mechanic i used to goto press them in for me for 10 bucks a side.
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meh! thats 2 much work kev.. i rather just buy a new pair that comes with bushings and put it on. rather spend a few more bucks and get it done. if i decide to go that route ill let you know tho
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Old 28-Mar-2006, 11:59 PM
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brand new omni lcas from optionjdm is 160! it's all bling man, save your money. just do bushings on ur car now. urethane are the only bushings i'd ride on, nothing less.
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Old 30-Mar-2006, 10:14 PM
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The bushings i need come with the control arm from honda.. so theres really no cheaper way to go anyways.. i might as well get megans or omnis for even cheaper then the OEM ones
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 10:22 PM
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SRR fuh shizzy, ive heard nothing but good stuff about them...postman dropped mine off about 3 days ago although they are more expensive then omni and megan racing
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SPC all the way... the arms are fully CNC machined, sway bar end-link mounting holes are threaded, bushings are high quality (even have SPC engraved into each bushing). The arms are also engineered to pull the trailing arm a little closer in to reduce camber.

I've had a bunch of different brands now... the bushings are crap and blow out. The only other brand I had no problem with was SRR, used them for 2 seasons with no issues.
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I just picked up a set of omnis from optionjdm today and the other dude (not john lo) said they are really good and come with warranty anyway so yea.. i went the omni way and plus the price was good and within my budget, i was gonna to go see eric over at teknotik on monday to pick up the megans but my bushings are freakin shot and optionjdm was the only place open after i get off work to go get a set. and the other dude there told me that the omnis can use OEM bushings if i ever need to change them
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i went to option today aswell for omni lcas.
im looking at them right now and i love them, cant wait to slap them on.
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well that must be the change they made on the new omni's then, because the old one's with the stars do NOT use oem bushings.
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yea kwasley man lookin at them is ****in pissing me the hell off.. im staring at my shock/springs, control arms and omg i cant wait til 2morrow when i dont have to work and do anything and put them on!
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