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    Home made boxed LCA's

    Hey, just thought I would share this with all of you. These are stock LCA's that I put on my Camaro after I decided to modify them. I already did this to the LCA's on my BBC Chevelle and it made a hell of a difference especially in the handling department. Basically I took the stock control arms and purchased a 12 gauge sheet of steel from Home Depot for $9. I then cut it out in 2 pieces and welded it onto the bottom of the LCA. This really tightened up the back of the car. It would have turned out much nicer if my welder wasn't overheating. After I smoothed out the welds, well, I think it turned out pretty nice. Anyway! Check em out!


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    nice work

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    a guy made some for my car too, they are bad ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    a guy made some for my car too, they are bad ass!
    How did he do it?

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    Most are made from alum.(or another alloy) stock with threaded (and therefore adjustable) rod ends. Members make panhard bars in the same way.

    I personally like rod ends > Poly bushings > rubber bushings.

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    I know by boxing the arms, it makes them stiffer. But, does it change the handling, and can you really feel the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigger1166 View Post
    I know by boxing the arms, it makes them stiffer. But, does it change the handling, and can you really feel the difference?
    Heck yeah, it changes the handling. On my 98Z when exiting a turn and getting into the throttle, you could feel the rear shift and twist before it would break loose. Now, after installing them, there is less shift and twist. Well, alot less. Its made the car more predictable. I can control the rear better with the throttle now.
    I did the same thing on my 3,800LB. Chevelle. Its every bit worth the $9 and 1-1/2 hours of labor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Heck yeah, it changes the handling. On my 98Z when exiting a turn and getting into the throttle, you could feel the rear shift and twist before it would break loose. Now, after installing them, there is less shift and twist. Well, alot less. Its made the car more predictable. I can control the rear better with the throttle now.
    I did the same thing on my 3,800LB. Chevelle. Its every bit worth the $9 and 1-1/2 hours of labor.
    Cool, I can't wait to do it, and try it.
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