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Lower control arm question:

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    Lower control arm question:

    I think I'm getting ready to do some rear suspension work. I was going to do LCA relocation brackets and new LCAs with poly bushings. My question is, what's better? Tubular LCAs? Or Boxed LCAs?

    The car is a daily driver/occasional drag strip car. The suspension is completely stock, with the exception of the SFCs I just had welded up.

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    Boxed are stronger and dont deflect like tubular. I just put on some spohn LCAs and a PHB with urethane bushings. Love em! Also got Koni SAs and a set of Strano sway bars. Its like a completely different car!
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    what bowtie said. you can find some of these answers in the suspension section as well. i made a sticky about the suspension parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23
    what bowtie said. you can find some of these answers in the suspension section as well. i made a sticky about the suspension parts.
    Damnit, I looked for a suspension section and couldn't find it earlier. Guess I was suffering from selective vision or something. If a moderator wants to move this, feel free.

    So boxed LCAs are better? Now I need somebody to clear up another controversy for me. Are the LCA relocation brackets worth a damn on a car that hasn't been lowered?

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    Boxed are stronger, tubular have better ground clearance. Relocation brackets are a plus, changes your control arm angle and helps plant those tires that much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkuzLS1
    So boxed LCAs are better? Now I need somebody to clear up another controversy for me. Are the LCA relocation brackets worth a damn on a car that hasn't been lowered?
    yes. even at stock height, the rear of the arms are up higher than the front side of the arms. as seen here:


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    here's the link to the Suspension and Handling Forum

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    I went with UMI tubular and the relocation brackets.
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