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Old 08-29-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
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Control arm questions.

Hey guys going to be swapping out my rear control arms maybe. So what is everyone thoughts on just doing the lower control arms and leaving the upper alone? The only reason for this is because I have heard many things of upper controls arms not being good for the torque box. If so what would everyone recommend for lower control arms? My car is just a cruiser not much racing in it's future if any at all. Thanks guys
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Get some quality MM or Steeda lowers and you'll be fine. I would however, double check the upper bushings and see if they need to be replaced. You could technically get spherical bushings for uppers and it'll help with flex, but you would still want to reinforce the torque boxes. Or go with a poor man's three link! Lol

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Old 08-30-2014, 03:24 PM   #3
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Thanks man I think I'm going to get a good deal on some Mac lower control arms and the new bushing I can get at auto zone I assume? With new shocks and lowering springs all call it a day
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Sorry to jack the thread, but has anyone tried latemodel resto's sve lower/uppers? I got a pair for a steal, haven't put them on yet.


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If you are going to stick with the stock setup then do the lowers and leave the uppers alone. MAYBE do the bushings with OEM rubber but if you are serious about doing the rear you will do a 3 link or a built IRS. Steeda or MM for the LCAs.
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Yea that's what I think I'm going to do just the lower control arms and do the stock bushings up top cause they are probably not in good shape at all. Really don't need a crazy suspension right now
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The Steedas are a great bang for the buck. I'm the biggest MM nutswinger in the world and I love the Steeda LCAs I have on the 98. I had MM LCAs on the 95 so I do have a basis for comparison.
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I installed the SVE uppers and lowers, a huge weight difference when comparing them to the stock ones. Only reason I installed them was because I'm running 17X10 wheels on the rear and needed to dump the quad shock to keep rub from happening.

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I installed the SVE uppers and lowers, a huge weight difference when comparing them to the stock ones. Only reason I installed them was because I'm running 17X10 wheels on the rear and needed to dump the quad shock to keep rub from happening.

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I've run 10" and 10.5" wide rear tires and have always been able to retain the quads by just flipping them. Its better to keep them if you can with the stock 4 link as every little bit helps, even with aftermarket LCAs.
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I've run 10" and 10.5" wide rear tires and have always been able to retain the quads by just flipping them. Its better to keep them if you can with the stock 4 link as every little bit helps, even with aftermarket LCAs.
Yeah I run 10.5 wide on my 99 and no rubbing at all, still have about 1" clearance to the quad shock, did not flip one as you put it.
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