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    ? Boxed or Tubular LCAs

    For street use with wider tires in the rear. I'm sure both have their strengths and weaknesses but I dunno which to go with for the intention of street use. So which one and why?

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    boxed = better structural rigidity

    round = less capable

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    i went with tubular. there is definately a big difference over stock but the ride is still good. My car is alot more street than strip so i wanted something good, but not NHRA top fuel good. Tubular gave me a mix of both.

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    Pound for pound the round tubing is stronger than square tubing. Either one will be fine but the thing you want to look at is the bushing configuration. If you are only using these for drag racing a standard two piece bushing will work fine but for street, drag, and cornering you will want to use a 3 piece bushing combination like these.
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    do you sell that bushing setup in kit form ?

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    They are only available for our control arms we produce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpart.com View Post
    Pound for pound the round tubing is stronger than square tubing. Either one will be fine but the thing you want to look at is the bushing configuration. If you are only using these for drag racing a standard two piece bushing will work fine but for street, drag, and cornering you will want to use a 3 piece bushing combination like these.
    Thanks, that great info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange SS View Post
    boxed = better structural rigidity

    round = less capable
    I went with boxed...pound for pound, i would say BOXED.....unlike what is said above...there is really not much difference these days unless u are counting OUNCES. I have Hotchkiss Boxed and if I put round vs boxed in a big vise and tried to bend them....round would LOSE miserably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHRAMAN View Post
    I went with boxed...pound for pound, i would say BOXED.....unlike what is said above...there is really not much difference these days unless u are counting OUNCES. I have Hotchkiss Boxed and if I put round vs boxed in a big vise and tried to bend them....round would LOSE miserably.

    I second this

    Regardless though, tubular or boxed is better than nothing though
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpart.com View Post
    They are only available for our control arms we produce.
    Will you be offering them seperatly so that members like myself will be able to replace our aftermarket lca's with your bushings?

    This would really go over well imo!

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    At this time the only way to get the bushing combination is to order the set of our lca's unless you have a older version of our lca's we are allowing upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpart.com View Post
    At this time the only way to get the bushing combination is to order the set of our lca's unless you have a older version of our lca's we are allowing upgrades.
    Is that something you think might be offered in the future though?

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    We do not have any intensions to make bushings for anybody elses arms but ours. Who's arms do you currently have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpart.com View Post
    ...Who's arms do you currently have?
    Currently I am running Lakewood LCA's and PHB adjustable of course and would love to change out the poly bushings with your units but if you will never be offering this service I will probably go with rod ends for all the rear suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpart.com View Post
    At this time the only way to get the bushing combination is to order the set of our lca's unless you have a older version of our lca's we are allowing upgrades.

    i happen to have a set of your LCA's that I bought about 3 years ago, what does the upgrade process consist of ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpart.com View Post
    Pound for pound the round tubing is stronger than square tubing. Either one will be fine but the thing you want to look at is the bushing configuration. If you are only using these for drag racing a standard two piece bushing will work fine but for street, drag, and cornering you will want to use a 3 piece bushing combination like these.
    Whoa Whoa Whoa..

    Is that over $100 just for a bushing?

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    No the this is for the control arms and the bushings.

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