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Author:  CMA [ Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:30 am ]
Post subject:  MK2/3 vs MK4/5 control arm

I understood that MK4/5 control arm is longer than MK2/3 so my question, is it possible to use mk4/5 control on mk2/3 car and then alignment? It would be more negative camber if it uses stock mk2/3 strut+spring since MK4/5 has longer strut/spring.


Thanks


PS. of course don't forget about CV axles

PPS. I did search quickly... not good answer.

Author:  codyb76 [ Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: MK2/3 vs MK4/5 control arm

I'm almost certain it will work. I may try it on my oval track race car to give it a wider stance and negative camber on the right front wheel.

Author:  CMA [ Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: MK2/3 vs MK4/5 control arm

Okay I will have try to do that then do alignment and then find out the drive experience. I am pretty sure lower spring will reduce negative camber.

I hope it wont mess up the geometry of the suspension such as turning, accelerate and brake.

The reasons I want longer control arm
- positive offset
- wider and stable
- mount the wider rim/wheel
- more reliable, less stress and less worn on parts due to less travel

Please correct me I am wrong.

Author:  codyb76 [ Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MK2/3 vs MK4/5 control arm

Lowering springs will increase negative camber slightly.
It will make your front wheel track width wider than the rear, ok on my race car but might look weird on a street car. Something to consider.

Author:  CMA [ Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MK2/3 vs MK4/5 control arm

Hmm you are right... the shorter length of strut like stock MK2/3 will be negative and lower spring will gain more negative too.

I guess the camber plate is only the way to solve. Heck, I will experiment in the real world later.

Author:  CMA [ Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MK2/3 vs MK4/5 control arm

Hmm you are right... the shorter length of strut like stock MK2/3 will be negative and lower spring will gain more negative too.

I guess the camber plate is only the way to solve. Heck, I will experiment in the real world later.

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