Adjustable Rear Control Arms allows precision adjustment of the rear camber for lowered cars, or for track settings. Sold in Pairs.
Fits the following models:
2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hardtop
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2007-2013 R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2008-2014 R55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Clubman
2009-2015 R57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2012-2015 R58 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Coupe
2012-2015 R59 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Roadster
2011-2016 R60 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Countryman
2013-2016 R61 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Paceman
After the installation of lowering springs or coilover kit, a vehicle's alignment should always be checked. Once a vehicle is lowered, wheel camber may become excessively negative, meaning the top of the tire is angled inward (toward the center of the vehicle). While some negative camber aids in improving traction and road adhesion, too much can result in compromised handling and accelerated tire wear.
This Rear Adjustable Control Arm Kit provides a simple, affordable solution to correct excessive negative camber. This kit not only assist in adjusting a vehicle's camber back to factory specifications, but they also allow an experienced chassis tuner to utilize the increased adjustment range to "dial-in" a performance-oriented alignment that uses negative camber to maximize a chassis' true potential. With correct alignment, turn-in becomes more precise and handling becomes gratifyingly crisp and predictable. High-speed stability is also enhanced, making this kit a necessity for the serious performance tuner.
By adding a 'pair' of adjustable rear control arms to replace both lower arms, you will be able to adjust the rear camber, but it will also affect the rear toe setting. In order to have independent camber and toe adjustability, you need to replace all 4 stock control arms with adjustable units.
NOTES: On MINIs with the optional Xenon Headlights - there is a 'level sensor' used by the Xenon Headlights that attaches to the Drivers side Rear Upper Control Arm - these Adjustable Control Arms do not have accommodations for attaching this sensor. Most customers simply us a couple of standard 'hose clamps' to affix the sensor to this arm.