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Car: 2003 IS300 STILL NOT FINISHED

Transmission: Z32 5speed with double plate clutch(haven't chose which clutch yet)

Suspension: Blitz/Sachs coilovers 10k/8k(wanting 14/12), full cage w/ spotweld, all the braces and strut bars, weld diff bushings, F Ikeya subframe spacers, FIGS parts(still need to buy)

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Any reason other the high offsets no one has moded the knuckles?

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And don't forget those goodies... Front Up Negative Arms




I have done drifting without (before) and with (after) them.
Big difference in Drifting with a bigger negative angle for the front camber



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And don't forget those goodies... Front Up Negative Arms




I have done drifting without (before) and with (after) them.
Big difference in Drifting with a bigger negative angle for the front camber


yeah they are great to have but i would never buy from that company

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yeah they are great to have but i would never buy from that company
Why?
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I haven't read that thread yet, but will look into it. Toe in the rear has never been an issue for me and I have the car pretty low, granted I have a kit on it. The IS300 never had any rear steer like those found in 240sx's, Z32s, and FC3S'.

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Hey Joe, what kit you talking about? noticing i'm having some decent inner tire wear in all 4 wheels. is that toe being off making the tire wear?
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Any reason other the high offsets no one has moded the knuckles?
i dont know if you looked but you dont cut these knuckles. the spot where the tie rod bolts, bolts to the knuckle. so you just cut and reweld these.

Lexus IS300 Front Ball Joint 01 2 345: eBay Motors (item 290443316395 end time Jul-08-10 12:26:05 PDT)

The problem is with the gay lower control arm. it will hit the tie rod unless you design new steering geometry. spacers will probably do the same thing
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Why?
Any bad experiences?
I have not because ive never bought them but with hosting drift events here in california ive seen alot of megan parts bend and break, not to mention thier coilovers dampping is a joke. Megan is just another american company copying other companys stuff with cheapper parts.
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i dont know if you looked but you dont cut these knuckles. the spot where the tie rod bolts, bolts to the knuckle. so you just cut and reweld these.

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The problem is with the gay lower control arm. it will hit the tie rod unless you design new steering geometry. spacers will probably do the same thing
yeah ive been thinking about that i think im just going to go with figs quick steer knuckles

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I have not because ive never bought them but with hosting drift events here in california ive seen alot of megan parts bend and break, not to mention thier coilovers dampping is a joke. Megan is just another american company copying other companys stuff with cheapper parts.
Aha, interesting thing.
Didn't have problems until yet, but I just have toe arms, camber arms and stuff from Megan, my suspension dampers are HKS Hipermax II, pretty cool, but damn expensive thingy.

If someothing brakes from Megan, then I will try something else,
but this is first time I hear something negative about them.

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candrift: I was reffering to the fact I have a body kit, which is preventing me of going lower then I was with no body kit.

As for steering angle issues: The URAS spacers are awesome, but the lower control is a major bitch and it can cause binding at full lock from it hitting. I am hoping FIGS RCA's will help somewhat. I am in the process of talking with him about them.

Megan Racing: One my best friends and I have had horrible experience with Megan products on 240sx's and the metal is really weak and prone to breaking. I personally would stay away, but hey not everyone here is on the same budget.

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Well, besides Megan, Hardrace and Cusco (discontinued?) who else makes control arms and other suspension goodies for the is?

Also, what about the subframe bushings? I know i've seen the subframe collars, but does anyone make a harder urethane or even solid subframe bushings?
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Well, besides Megan, Hardrace and Cusco (discontinued?) who else makes control arms and other suspension goodies for the is?

Also, what about the subframe bushings? I know i've seen the subframe collars, but does anyone make a harder urethane or even solid subframe bushings?
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mmmm 5k in parts..thank god figs makes some of this
I just saw these does anyone ever used it?(shooting in the dark here)
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I just saw these does anyone ever used it?(shooting in the dark here)
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I've been looking at those and will definitely think about trying a set.

I know people who have used the GP sports products on 240sx's and they've had no problems with it.
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The GP Sports thing looks cool, but honestly not worth the money. We can essentially get the same thing through the URAS steering angles spacers and figs RCA's when they are all ready.

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