control arms

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by 94 DropTop, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. 94 DropTop

    94 DropTop Well-Known Member

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    a guy i work with says that i can just take my rear control arms and box them in for alot cheaper than new control arms. Is this true? would it give me about the same performance as buying new ones? what is the difference between some say upr control arms and stock? besides one is tubular and one is a c shape? thanks for the help.
     
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    Material used would differ as well. With my little accident I had last week, if I had stocker Lowers I'm sure they would have bent. But my UPR chromoly lowers are still straight as can be.
     
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    Dude... I got the MM LCA and it did WONDERS for the car.. buy it.... and use it.... you will be happy!
     
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    94 DropTop Well-Known Member

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    so besides the material. wouldnt the concept my friend stated work just like boxed control arms?
     
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    they still wouldn't be as strong aftermaket xontrols arms are thicker metal and you would want to get the poly bushings so it would be easier/better to get the aftermaket.....
     
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    Have you seen the rubber bushings that the stock arms come with? They are probably shot by age alone.
     
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    There is SO much deflection in a stock rubber bushing that its not even WORTH the time to box'em. You buy the box kit, then pay to have someone weld it....you still have crap bushings. For probably another 60 bucks, you can have an entirely NEW stronger arm. Don't cheap out....swap'em out for some UPRs....and give your friend the stockers so HE can box'em.
     
  8. 94 DropTop

    94 DropTop Well-Known Member

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    i guess ill get them then.
     
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    :nonono:

    Im trying to tell you guys that the MM ones are the best.... They have great quality and I can speak from experience that they are effective....
     
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    Lakewood all the way :thumb:
     
  12. 94 DropTop

    94 DropTop Well-Known Member

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    i already both the ones with sub frames. hopfully those will drop my 1/4 time alot. i will also be adding a new set of tires.