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Old 12-09-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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Upper and lower control arms

I am getting ready to buy a set of HPM Megabite control arms like new for $260. This is a good deal but I was hopin to get some feedback. Has anyone used these or know anyone with them?
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Anyone at all?
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:28 AM   #3
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Was told they hook the hardest, recently read they are not making them any more. Not sure if that's true. The guys I knew with fast DD's all ran mega bites. Though the ride quality wi suffer slightly, that's how you know they work lol as for price I don't know.
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Okay thanks for the info! This price is great because the run over 500 for the set new and these are like new.
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Sweet deal!!
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Yeah I'm real excited. They should be here by end of the week. Does anyone else know much about them?
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Yes they hook very well. Make sure you reinforce torque boxes and everything otherwise you will cause damage. They are hard on the body of the car
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Yes they hook very well. Make sure you reinforce torque boxes and everything otherwise you will cause damage. They are hard on the body of the car
How do i do that? Subframe connectors?
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Subrfrmes and ...

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:23 PM   #10
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Yeah I've heard these are really hard. Definitely upgrade the torque boxes... and be ready to learn how to drive with a set of controll arms that feel welded in place... personally I prefer the lakewood or even bbk arms...
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #11
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You can buy newer boxes and replace the current ones. I've also known ppl to put spot welds around the factory boxes for reinforcement.
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I did the plates and put huge welds all the way around it all and even another reinforcement plate under the car where the control arm bolts to the torque box. And im only running MM weight jackers on this car
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I did the plates and put huge welds all the way around it all and even another reinforcement plate under the car where the control arm bolts to the torque box. And im only running MM weight jackers on this car
Very nice! I've seen stock boxes rip out of rotted boxes!
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So would I be better off to see these and get different ones since I rarely go to the track?
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If its a DD its a little overkill. They are awesome parts but for streets MM will do just as well, less noise, and better ride/handling. Im actually a fan of BMR as well
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So would I be better off to see these and get different ones since I rarely go to the track?
Honestly... yes
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #17
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So should I look into Lakewood? Mm? What would be the best for me? I rarely see the track but I do want something that will hook with the 315s and a v1 t-trim I am in the process of getting
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MM or BMR. Steeda has some nice stuff too but expensive and for the price doesnt compare to MM
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:17 PM   #19
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Okay I'll have to look into them. Do they offer different ones or what should I be looking for?

---------- Post added at 02:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:05 PM ----------

Also, do I need both uppers and lowers? Or will just one or the other work for me?
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I run MM weight jackers and love them. MM make several different styles(different bushings) and i think bmr now makes them with urethane bushings and spherical but not 100% sure. Lowers are most important. Uppers not as much but if adjustable they allow you to dial in your pinion angle
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But is that something I really need to be concerned with as I'm not trying to cut a quick 60' every weekend?

how would these work?

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Not really. Lower are huge difference
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Re: Upper and lower control arms

Thanks for your help!
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So should I look into Lakewood? Mm? What would be the best for me? I rarely see the track but I do want something that will hook with the 315s and a v1 t-trim I am in the process of getting
Lakewood+1
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Re: Upper and lower control arms

I couldnt find much on lakewood, any ideas about where to find there stuff? and also what about these? (no one ever commented when i posted above)
99-04 Mustang Elite Chrome Moly Urethane Control Arm Suspension Kit
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I couldnt find much on lakewood, any ideas about where to find there stuff? and also what about these? (no one ever commented when i posted above)
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I got mine through a local race shop but I could have sworn AM had them... but I dont see them there anymore. They were awesome on my 96, came with preset bushings and if I didn't need to burn out the old bushings iI would have been done in less than 90 mins.
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