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Old November 1st, 2008, 12:21 AM   #1
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Unhappy need camber kit and control arm help!!!!

Hey guys um I lowered my car for quite some times and thats all I did with no camber kit or new control arm whatsoever...and 2 weeks ago my axle blew on the driver side and i replaced it and had to raise it at the mean time...does anybody know what is my real problem here il show a pic of my lowered ride from previous i dropped it with megan sleeves on tokico blues on a 17inch rim



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Old November 2nd, 2008, 11:30 AM   #2
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wow nobody knows my problem? then im guessing it shouldnt effect my axle if i dont have camber kit?
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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A camber kit just helps make it easier to align the vehicle after it's been lowered past the point of no return, i.e. 2"+. You're pretty low so I would suggest getting a rear kit, for the $100 you'll save yourself money on replacing worn tires haha. Honestly I don't think it had anything to do with blowing an axle though, that's just weird.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 11:27 PM   #4
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A camber kit just helps make it easier to align the vehicle after it's been lowered past the point of no return, i.e. 2"+. You're pretty low so I would suggest getting a rear kit, for the $100 you'll save yourself money on replacing worn tires haha. Honestly I don't think it had anything to do with blowing an axle though, that's just weird.

this mechanic of mine says that once i lowered my car...the control arm or something is at an angle and will rub on my axle when i turn or something iono..so from the pictures...you determine that i need rear camber not front?
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 07:35 AM   #5
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i dunno how low you are, but once you lower your car, you stress a lot of the existing components which will cause them to fail prematurely.

i replaced both axles when i did my suspension, and one of them is clicking again but the boots in tact so im just gonna wait. also, my upper control arm ball joint boot is gone (melted off) and i just replaced that with a honda OEM $200 a few months ago.

then again, i dont know how low you are.

i would skip on the camber kits though, just get your toe set to factory specs (i think .02 front and .04 rear), or zeroed out if you want. as long as the toe is good, your tires will wear more evenly, not saying its not going to wear from camber, but camber wears a lot slower than toe does.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:11 AM   #6
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how do you know when your axle blows? right now I hear a rattle from the rear driver's side when i hit some bumps. i'm thinking it's the endlinks for my 22mm sway bar that could be loose, cause i even heard it prior to getting coilovers.

anyway, I don't think your axle could have blown from being too low. i've never heard of that happening. yes you'll stress oem equipment more being lower, but if it can't take it, then oem equipment is weak and shouldn't be put on the car by the manufacturer. i'd say just get an adjustable rear camber kit, cause it is helpful when you have coilovers especially.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:30 AM   #7
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i dunno how low you are, but once you lower your car, you stress a lot of the existing components which will cause them to fail prematurely.

i replaced both axles when i did my suspension, and one of them is clicking again but the boots in tact so im just gonna wait. also, my upper control arm ball joint boot is gone (melted off) and i just replaced that with a honda OEM $200 a few months ago.

then again, i dont know how low you are.

i would skip on the camber kits though, just get your toe set to factory specs (i think .02 front and .04 rear), or zeroed out if you want. as long as the toe is good, your tires will wear more evenly, not saying its not going to wear from camber, but camber wears a lot slower than toe does.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #8
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after lowering your car your axles are going to be at a different angles then they are supposed to be riding at... so when you are going over bumps and driving around the axles are prolly getting wedged and pushed into the diff in your transmission and thats why they are going bad without tearing the boots... if your gonna lower your car you need to get a camber kit there is no adjustment for camber on this year accord
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