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Old 06-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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New control arms!

Heading to the shop now to install them! I'll let you know how I like them. I got the SVE ones from late model resto.

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Hope they dont have polys on both ends.
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Hope they dont have polys on both ends.
What do you mean by that? One end has Energy suspension bushings, and then the other end is boxed on the uppers. On the lowers, Both ends have the Energy Suspension bushings with grease fittings.
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Heading to the shop now to install them! I'll let you know how I like them. I got the SVE ones from late model resto.
I like mine. No problems with them at all, not even a squeak.
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I like mine. No problems with them at all, not even a squeak.
I got mine installed earlier today, and I love them. My old control arms were the original ones and the bushings were junk. The axle would clunk black and forth, which probably wasnt good for the torque boxes. But it feels way more stable now, and doesn't wander around the road anymore. Very happy with my purchase. Money well spent.
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Just gonna have suspension bind when you run polys on both ends of the LCAs.
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Just gonna have suspension bind when you run polys on both ends of the LCAs.
How so? I'm not trying to doubt you, just trying to be clear. I've driven it for a full day now, and I don't notice anything negative. It's the same design of many of the other brands out there.
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Battle boxes would be a very very good thing to do too if you have not already.
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Battle boxes would be a very very good thing to do too if you have not already.
I did plan on strengthening up my torque boxes at some point. So you're saying that with the control arms I have, there is potential to damage my boxes?
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Even with the stock control arms in you can eff up your boxes. Battle boxes are an important upgrade when doing the suspension. They are a pain because you need to pull the rear interior/carpet up and if you can't weld you need to have to have the speed shop do the labor to pull the control arms and weld and then re-install them or have a welder come to your house and do it in the driveway. Or find a buddy who can weld who works for beer. That's what I did last time. I really need to learn to weld...
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Even with the stock control arms in you can eff up your boxes. Battle boxes are an important upgrade when doing the suspension. They are a pain because you need to pull the rear interior/carpet up and if you can't weld you need to have to have the speed shop do the labor to pull the control arms and weld and then re-install them or have a welder come to your house and do it in the driveway. Or find a buddy who can weld who works for beer. That's what I did last time. I really need to learn to weld...
I actually have a good friend who builds race car chassis for a local short track we have up here. So he could weld them. Do you have an installation diagram or something? Just so I can get an idea of how much work it is.
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To weld them you just remove the paint and weld the seams up completely. Battle boxes themselves are steel inserts you weld in additionally and makes the torque boxes practically indestructible.
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To weld them you just remove the paint and weld the seams up completely. Battle boxes themselves are steel inserts you weld in additionally and makes the torque boxes practically indestructible.
That's great info, I'm absolutely going to get some. Thanks for all the Help!
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