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Old 04-23-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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I want to put new lower control arms but I am not sure what kind I should get. Anyone have a ideas? 1995 3.8L coupe base
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Re: Lower Control Arms

Do I actually have to install a coil over kit in for putting tubular control arms in?
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Are you talking tubular A-arms or rear lower control arms? With rear LCAs there is absolutely no reason you should have to have coil overs.
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Re: Lower Control Arms

Front lower control arms. The aftermarket tublar A arms. All the ones i have found call for a coil over kit which I don't want or need for my mustang as a daily driver
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Re: Lower Control Arms

no need for coil overs, just need the LCA and if you wish you can replace the shocks while you are at it.

To get the best bang do some springs as well.
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Re: Lower Control Arms

For the front, they are called A arms. Because they are in the shape of an A. There is also no lower or upper. Just an arm as all that is above is the strut mounts.

For the rear, those are control arms and they are differentiated because you have a total of four, two above in relation to the rear end and two below, hence LCA, UCA.

Now since you are talking front, you can get the tubulars with spring perches to utilize the stock MacPherson set up, but truly, in my humble opinion, you will be spending a decent chunk on something that will net you no real geometry improvements. What you will be looking at will be a little bit of weight reduction in front, which will be reduced due to the addition of spring perches, and some rigidity in the new arms. That's about it.
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Re: Lower Control Arms

Yes I do understand stand that. Getting new stock ones or getting after market tublar a arms is about the same price i have found.
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Re: Lower Control Arms

UPR is decent and affordable

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^^ decent is right, on a budget they are not bad overall and usually rip off others designs and use the same thing on many parts
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Re: Lower Control Arms

Alright Thank you
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no need to go CRAZY and buy the best of the best if you never plan to autox or drag race. The issue is quality, you dont want to buy a part that wont fit or that breaks.
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^^ decent is right, on a budget they are not bad overall and usually rip off others designs and use the same thing on many parts
Agreed....that's why I only said "decent". They have been proven to work fine, and they're afforable.

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