S14 lower rear camber arm install

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  1. EvilZ

    EvilZ New Member

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    I was just about to install my driftworks s14 lower rear camber arms and I wanted to confirm this is the correct component setup and if anyone else had issues with the rod being too tight to pass through the eye of the bearing. (I hope freezing the rod will allow me to install rather than having to use a nut or press to draw it through. driftworks arm1. driftworks arm. Thanks
     
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    I will reply to my own question for anyone else who may have this issue.

    On freezing both threaded rods one was able to be pushed through the eye of the bushing by hand the other required a press.....
    Not great considering they should be identical and fit without any means of force/freezing.

    Both bushes were very stiff to move then freed up slightly after moving the rod around. I would highly recommend people use a thick grease on the bearings to stop foreign material and rust getting in as I don't expect they will last long on UK salted roads without protection.

    They are certainly sturdy and the welds look good enough so if maintained they hopefully should last a few years.
     
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    I have just bought lower front arms for the S14, these are the new black edition ones and I can safely say there has been an improvement in quality as the rods for the ball joints now slide through the eye's of the bushes without any need for force or freezing.

    The arm coating is a little bit better too, the nuts and bolts coating is very good compared to the older arms having none.

    I will post some pictures later.
     
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    I still recommend using a grease on the bushing to keep it from rusting if you plan to use it on the street in the wet, the inner bush has a dust cover so protected slightly.
     
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    Another issue that might not be known....
    the front (and maybe the rear) lower arms with geo3's wont fit on standard 16" nissan s14 wheels.
    The rod on the ball joint scrapes the wheel.
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    so hopefully my new 17" wheels will fit otherwise its the spare 18" oem 350z ones going on.
     
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    The ball joints on my lower arms almost hit the wheel, and I am running 18". Driftworks lower arms and geos F&R.
     
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    Fortunately they clear 18" 350z JDM wheels by 1" or less, Need to try my other wheels with crossed fingers as this isn't mentioned on the shop page and is kinda vital information IMO.
     

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