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Element Adjustable Rear Control Arms really necessary with new Struts?

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    William Tanguay
    William Tanguay
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    I’ve wacthed Eric’s https://youtu.be/DiLBoUzOLFs (Element rear suspension rebuild) video many times. It’s easy to understand what he is doing, but I do not have the tools or skills necessary to perform this job myself. I wonder if the adjustable control arms are really necessary with new struts? Won’t camber generally fall into the correct range, since the actual problem is due to saggy springs and the new struts fix that!

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    EricTheCarGuy 1
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    The issue is that the coil springs ‘sag’ over time. That changes the camber angle of the rear wheels. Additionally, I haven’t found any aftermarket parts that match OE specs. I would recommend the adjustable arms as a result. It’s nice to have that adjustment if it’s needed. Especially if you spend a bunch of money on tires. I recommend Michelin Defenders for the Element.

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