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    tubular vs boxed

    When putting aftermarket suspension pieces on an SS camaro whats better tubular or boxed?

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    Well, boxed are suppossed to be stronger I've heard.

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    Boxed is more rigid.

    Most aftermarket suspension peices will be tubular except for subframe connectors.

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    Boxed is torsionally stronger than tubular. GMS has tubular subframe connectors, wich can't be seen from the outside of the car. For the non-drag strip bound car, tubular sfc's should be just fine.

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    Thanks for the info im thinking bout buying UMI Tubular sfc's,torque arm,lower control arms,and panrod bar along with there strut tower brace to make the car tighter and handle better all from www.WS6Project.com

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    Boxed>tubular
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    depends on your needs... cornering/handling or drag ?
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    Which would be better for the occasional drap strip use, but mostly street driven?

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    boxed for drag... but increases the possible binding when cornering.

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    boxed tubing is good for drag since the extreme loads are always the same in the same direction and you can build your suspension accordingly. round tube is better in my opinion b/c no matter which angle the stress is applied there are no weaker points. this isn't true for boxed.

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