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Author Topic:   Beefing up control arms
busch17
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 41
posted May 07, 2002 01:20 PM UIN: 67129301
I broke one and bent the other control arm fri. night when I hit the wall. I was told to beef up the replacement ones that i have to put in the car. Has anyone done this and what and how did you do this. Any help would be great. Thanks!!!!

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted May 07, 2002 03:52 PM
Is it possible that the control arms bending kept the frame from being damaged? Just a thought......

WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted May 08, 2002 08:37 AM
I've seen people weld angle iron along the front and rear on the top. I really don't see the point.

I agree with loojack, when you hit a wall, something's gonna bend - the upper a-arm is one of the first choices.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted May 08, 2002 10:32 PM
im agreein with those to on this one. i would rather bend something cheap like a control arm than putting a new front clip on the car. something has to give out so let it be the cheap something.

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