Everything looks beautiful and it’s a damned shame that all of it will be hidden under the car. The attention to detail is awesome.
Fortunately for you, you can just mail your stuff to CV Source and they will take care of it. Tell them I sent you! You might have to wait a bit, though, because when I left they had a crate of Porsche 914 axles that they were refurbishing.
Figs Engineering has been doing the Toyota arm game for quite some time, and Mike Figaro knows a thing or two about suspension. We ordered up the complete set of lower arm components from Figs, front and rear.
We opted for the upgraded FK Bearing Precision 3-P rod ends everywhere, both because this is a race car and because they offer additional adjustment of camber in the case of the LCAs. Figs put a lot of time, thought, and engineering into these components and it shows.
For example, at first you might think it’s super goofy that a two-piece bushing is used on the inboard rod end for the FLCA. But then you realize that you can remove the bolt, and then remove the outer bushing, and then spin the rod end without having to take the whole arm off! That attention to detail is everywhere.
Figs also includes replacement adjustable swaybar end links with the RLCA that they make in house.
Why are adjustable end links important? When corner weighting a car with coilovers, or even adjusting ride height, it’s important to remove any preload on the swaybar. In other words, the swaybar should not be experiencing any load when the car is at rest at ride height. By making the swaybar end link adjustable, the link can be lengthened or shortened in order to remove any load from the swaybar.
It’s important that the endlinks are as “neutral” as possible when they are attached. Super Pro includes some pictures of what they expect, but, basically, the joints should be at right angles to the mounting surfaces as best as possible. I ended up needing to rotate the front swaybar a little bit in order to optimize the mounting angles.