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Hello I was just wondering if someone could help me see which control arms belong to what year and base model or type S trim.
So I changed out my control arms recently with the thicker sided (see circled side on image) control arm. I currently have a 2006 Acura RSX Type S. I went looking for the control arm for the 06 rsx type s and was looking through many people's part outs. There were people who had the same exact rsx who had the thinner sided control arms on their rsx. However mine came with the thicker sided ones. I disregarded it, and purchased the one side I needed (thinner sided) off of a part out however the ball joints I had did not fit inside the hole since the hole was too small. A friend of mine who also has an 06 type s
also has thicker sided control arms. I'm trying to see why that is and for what rsx year, base or type s. each goes with, respectively.
 

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This is a tough question to answer because aftermarket control arms can be wider or skinner depending on the manufacturer. Also some sites like car.id don't really differentiate between base and type s so they can send you parts really made for another car. The important thing to identify is the size of the taper, as you have mentioned the ball joint doesn't fit. This could be just the quality of the part itself or the wrong part completely.

Here's an old thread that covers LCA's

 

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The only difference I'm aware of is that the 05-06 type S have different ball joints (bigger), maybe they beefed up the control arms as well for those years.
 
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