View Full Version : front control arm CONFUSION!!!!

05-22-2010, 12:13 PM
long story short i smashed into a curb and the score was: rota-1 control arm-0

i ordered a new one via ebay and then started looking around and realized that the si front control arms are a different part number than the coupe and sedan ones, i looked back at the auction page i bought from and the fitment info they gave said it worked on all 01-05 civics hatchbacks and hybrid. sooo... i got the control arm on the car, it fits well but my camber is now positive on that side where it was negative before..keep in mind i smashed into a curb so it may just be out of alignment. the question i have is....'would a coupe/sedan front control arm even fit on my car? and if so how do i tell which is which between the two. i cant just compare it to the old one since its all bent and crunched up.

*edit* drove the car around town, the camber is evened up now.. maybe it was the worn out bushings? still wondering about the difference between the two control arms, car still pulls a little and the steering wheel isn't straight so i know i deff need an alignment.

05-23-2010, 08:45 AM
surely someone knows something about this?

05-23-2010, 06:46 PM

05-23-2010, 07:04 PM

05-23-2010, 07:42 PM
4882955 009 001 ARM, R. FR. (LOWER) 187.07 134.69 Qty:
1093343 009 001 ARM, R. FR. (LOWER) 169.95 122.36 Qty:

top one is si, bottom one is ex. No not the same arms at hondaautomotiveparts.com


05-24-2010, 06:03 AM
so the question still remains, would the coupe/sedan control arm bolt up to my car? i am almost certain that i have the correct one on my car, but by the looks of all the pictures the two LCA are very similar and i would hate to have the wrong part on my car when i get it aligned, thats a big waste of money. plus, i dont want to mess up the suspension geometry and have something go majorly wrong when im flying down the highway!

05-24-2010, 06:27 AM
they have different part numbers. without someone actually taking very detailed measurements of the 2 parts side-by-side, i'd go the high road an say that the parts have slight differences and you should purchase the proper parts.