I know a lot of guys have been using second gen prelude upper control arms on their lowered cars to correct the excessive negative camber. When i lowerd my car three years back, i used a third gen prelude upper control arm. Like the second gen, the third gen lude arms are adjustable from factory. The problem was, i still had -2 deg of camber with the lude arms fully extended and could not go further. Finally i got a hold of secon gen upper control arms wanted to show you guys why and where the difference is.
The Below image shows you the 2nd gen lude arm (LEFT) and the 3rd gen lude arm (RIGHT). Both control arms are Driver side despite how funny they look
As you can see, both fully extended, the 2nd gen control arm is longer from balljoint to thru bolt. They both have around the same width on the body (hanger side)
The Below image shows you the difference in a closeup. there is atleast 10mm distance between the 2nd and the 3rd gen lude arms, which means the 2nd gen lude arm is longer than the 3rd gen by 10mm (approx)
Well you may ask, why the heck i am trying to state the obvious, well some like me, might take a chance and jump into buying the 3rd gen lude arms since no one ever actually made a comparison like this before as far as i know. So for future reference, i hope everyone knows why we get and insist on gettin 2nd gen lude arms rather than anything else, let alone a 3rd gen one. Hope you guys learnt something today