Suspension REAL TALK
Well I’m adventuring into the land of suspension arms for the JZZ which basically boils down to shopping for Soarer or JZA80 Supra suspension arms. Can I tell you how much this market sucks balls. All I can find availible state side are no name crap ebay companies. Then when I start diggin I find that good companies are K&M Missle, JIC magic and Ikeya Formula.
SO I would like us to have a thread where we discuss all the different suspension arms. I know for you 240 Bros one of the best companies is Powered by Max another is SPL. For my car its seems Ikeya Formula is king of the crop.
Right now I am just shopping for rear traction rods and Toe arms. Now the arms state side generally will cost me $350- $400 From the companies below. If I want “quality” parts I need to go mad tyte JDM and then Im paying $700-$1000 for these 4 pieces (2 arms a side).
Now if you look at these pictures you can see that all the arms are very similar in build and if you compare them to the K&M units or the Ikeyas there is a difference in thickness and the round stock used by the american arms vs. the octagonal stock used by the Japanese companies. The topseepd/hardrace arms are a good $100 cheaper than the megans and the Powerhouse arms are even cheaper than that. On the Toe arms you can see a difference in the rod ends on all three units. The rod ens on the toe arms for the Powerhouse units seem to be solid metal while the Megan units and topspeed units are more of an oem rubber end.
Any time someone mentions Megan or companies like godspeed or ISIS you get trash talkers and people posting knock-off hate and such. I want real talk. Expirience discussion here cause think about it if Ibuy the cheaper american arms and save enough money to repace them in 2 years again vs the cost of the JIC or Ikeya parts which is the lesser of 2 evils. Also our drift events are not that hard on our cars. There aren’t many dirt drops or horribly un even tracks. we are not doing 100mph initiations.
I also dont think that traction rods and toes arms are that dire of a part to be high quality. I would never skimp on actual control arms or tie rods. What do you guys think of this thought process as well.
How necessary are traction rods and toe arms? arm they something that will actually improve driveability or just more of a dress up thing?