Control Arms

Discussion in 'Boss 302 and S197 Technical Forum' started by big red one, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. big red one

    big red one TMO Race

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Hi guys, believe it or not i have never changed the stock control arms and now they are starting to look a bit pitted i thought its time to upgrade them.

    What do you guys recommend?

    My Boss is an LS

    Ian
     
  2. VoodooBoss

    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

    Messages:
    18,226
    Likes Received:
    1,048
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Location:
    90 Miles East of Sonoma Raceway
    Which control arms are you referring to? If the rear LCA's and you drive it on the street consider the Ford Performance 302R LCA's.
     
  3. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    197
    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Location:
    Santiago, Chile
    Shhh........ just have to whisper it quietly...... Lower Trailing armso_O Their, I said it. No more from me!
     
  4. big red one

    big red one TMO Race

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Yes the rears!
     
  5. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson Corner Barstool Sitter

    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2017
    Location:
    a few miles east of Philly
    Just to stir this pot a little . . . aren't they really "lower trailing links"?

    At least as long as the end connections are either spherical or of something that has high compliance in the off-axis rotation directions. After all, this basic stick axle locating arrangement is officially known as a "3-link" rather than a "3-arm".

    Happy New Year.


    Norm
     
    Grant 302 and Mad Hatter like this.
  6. big red one

    big red one TMO Race

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Just the ford racing 302R being recommended then?
     
  7. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    197
    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Location:
    Santiago, Chile
    Me be happy with BMR....

    Sent from my SM-G900M using Tapatalk
     
  8. Grant 302

    Grant 302 OPM Spent: $265,852 Moderator

    Messages:
    4,871
    Likes Received:
    606
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Location:
    In the OC
    I like the Eibach ones I'm using. Great for dual purpose cars IMO.

    They make so many variants...which ones?
     
  9. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    197
    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Location:
    Santiago, Chile
    red ones!! Lol... I did not know that Eibach made A arms!. But more seriously, will be changing to poly/spherical adjustable LCA's (LTA) soon
     
  10. Grant 302

    Grant 302 OPM Spent: $265,852 Moderator

    Messages:
    4,871
    Likes Received:
    606
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Location:
    In the OC
    poly/poly ends? Adjustable? I wasn't even thinking about all the color options! :D
     
    TymeSlayer and Mad Hatter like this.
  11. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    197
    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Location:
    Santiago, Chile
    I am waiting to receive my BMR UCA and bracket, the hardest part was accepting that red was not in stock
     
    2012Boss302 likes this.
  12. TymeSlayer

    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    339
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Location:
    Brighton, Colorado
    All my BMR goodies are red with the exception of the LCAs which were not offered in that color. Since the car is blue and white, I decided to go with red, white and blue although the red is all under the Boss. I do of course have red jacking plates made by 06mach1 and my red blowfish tow hooks front and rear.
     
    Mad Hatter likes this.
  13. big red one

    big red one TMO Race

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Can you tell me the part number for the BMR is it the TCA032R ?????

    Ian
     
  14. antman450

    antman450 TMO Race

    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    207
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Location:
    San Diego, California
    I have BMR spherical on both ends. Loud as hell but I know they don't bind.
     
    TymeSlayer and Fabman like this.
  15. docs302

    docs302 TMO Advanced

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Location:
    Philly
    I just got my mine in red and wanted black.....if you were close I'd trade. I only got the red because it was a scratch and dent and I saved a few bucks.
     
  16. big red one

    big red one TMO Race

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Can i ask this one last time?

    Can you tell me the part number for the BMR is it the TCA032R ?????

    Ian
     
  17. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    197
    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Location:
    Santiago, Chile
  18. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    197
    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Location:
    Santiago, Chile
    BMR-UTCA032 are the adjustables with the poly bushing
     
  19. big red one

    big red one TMO Race

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Thanks for that, i wasnt planning on changing the upper one just the lowers,

    ian
     

Share This Page