Control Arms

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  1. big red one

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Shhh........ just have to whisper it quietly...... Lower Trailing armso_O Their, I said it. No more from me!
     
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    Yes the rears!
     
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    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
     
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  6. big red one

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    Just the ford racing 302R being recommended then?
     
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    Me be happy with BMR....

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    Grant 302 OPM Spent: $328,347 Moderator

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    I like the Eibach ones I'm using. Great for dual purpose cars IMO.

    They make so many variants...which ones?
     
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    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
     
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    Grant 302 OPM Spent: $328,347 Moderator

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    poly/poly ends? Adjustable? I wasn't even thinking about all the color options! :D
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    I am waiting to receive my BMR UCA and bracket, the hardest part was accepting that red was not in stock
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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

    Ian
     
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    I have BMR spherical on both ends. Loud as hell but I know they don't bind.
     
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    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.
     
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    Can i ask this one last time?

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

    Ian
     
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    BMR-UTCA032 are the adjustables with the poly bushing
     
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    Thanks for that, i wasnt planning on changing the upper one just the lowers,

    ian
     
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    80KM2E Canada, Eh?

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    I started with replacing my OEM LCA arms out with the cheapest BMR dual poly fixed LCAs & noticed it would bind up when under loads and had an odd snap characteristic when stepping out the car a certain amount. They did help launching off line & putting more traction down, but I didn't like the handling characteristics with them. I swapped out for the dual spherical units, it was a huge difference and I'll never go back to poly or rubber LCA. A warning on spherical is that they (4 rod ends total) will wear out quickly especially on street driven cars and will need to be replaced often so keep that in mind
     

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