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Old 03-29-2013, 02:00 AM   #26
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So what does everyone think about the control arms? do the sway bars create that much force? That I should think about replacing these?
The swaybars are attached with high strength bolts, so they generate plenty of force in aggressive driving.

The right side FCA (#75?) looks like it is pretty scraped. I wouldn't be confident in it holding together as it is (from what I can see). Depending on how tight $ is, you could also weld a piece of metal the size of the mount with a hole drilled in the middle to the swaybar mount, or even a high strength washer or four (oversized to match the mount face with a bolt size washer on top).

Replacing the FCA is the safe call, but more expensive. You could always try it with the existing, then find someplace without consequences (WIDE open parking lot) to drive hard, and check for deformation in the mounts afterwards.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:37 AM   #27
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driving a race car on the street is NEVER a good idea

using race car parts on a street car is NEVER a good idea

suspension by swaybar is NEVER a good idea

anybody recommends a 27mm front bar on a gd chassis for the street is an idiot....WAY too much bar
What's your suspension setup? What wld u recommend for a gd.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:52 PM   #28
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I would have no issue using those control arms, street, road race or rally.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:03 PM   #29
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What's your suspension setup? What wld u recommend for a gd.
i think that for the street a higher setup with a progressive spring and smaller bars....light wheels/tires---and chassis bracing and bushings is better for most of us
but the fad of slammed/stanced is strong and is really the worst way to go as you end up with no suspension travel and too heavy a wheel/tire combo that the suspension cant control

i have a 21mm front bar and 22-24 rear at 23 and the rest is 'custom' for my needing to be able to go off road for work

but running out of travel and having the strut bottom is inevitable for most who have lowered more than an inch or so
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:27 AM   #30
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i think that for the street a higher setup with a progressive spring and smaller bars....light wheels/tires---and chassis bracing and bushings is better for most of us but the fad of slammed/stanced is strong and is really the worst way to go as you end up with no suspension travel and too heavy a wheel/tire combo that the suspension cant control

i have a 21mm front bar and 22-24 rear at 23 and the rest is 'custom' for my needing to be able to go off road for work but running out of travel and having the strut bottom is inevitable for most who have lowered more than an inch or so
Can you give some more insight?
smaller bars - Check as noted
progressive spring - Swift Wagon? Others? (Is there a sticky that explains progressive springs?)
light wheels/tires - I thought of asking this question - wheel size & weight vs. sidewall roll?
chassis bracing - Strut braces? Fender braces? ? ?
bushings - There's only a hundred or so. Where to start? Point of diminishing return?
Thanks again for all your help.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:46 AM   #31
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Can you give some more insight?
smaller bars - Check as noted
progressive spring - Swift Wagon? Others? (Is there a sticky that explains progressive springs?)
light wheels/tires - I thought of asking this question - wheel size & weight vs. sidewall roll?
chassis bracing - Strut braces? Fender braces? ? ?
bushings - There's only a hundred or so. Where to start? Point of diminishing return?
Thanks again for all your help.
So I guess y'all can't read but this isn't a suspension setup thread. Please don't hijack my thread
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:48 AM   #32
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So what does everyone think about the control arms? do the sway bars create that much force? That I should think about replacing these?
Run them, they look fine. There's plenty of meat left.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:26 AM   #33
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Reading through this baffles the hell outta me with all these responses. I take links off everyday they pay well but guys being all car savvy I didn't see anyone tell this poor guy, just burn then out with the torch, it takes 2 mins. Unless you've never used a torch then I guess spend hours cutting and prying. For the 50$ a shop would charge, if you don't have the knowledge or the tools just pay it.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:05 AM   #34
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Reading through this baffles the hell outta me with all these responses. I take links off everyday they pay well but guys being all car savvy I didn't see anyone tell this poor guy, just burn then out with the torch, it takes 2 mins. Unless you've never used a torch then I guess spend hours cutting and prying. For the 50$ a shop would charge, if you don't have the knowledge or the tools just pay it.
Well I don't have a torch and I would rather do it myself. Everyone has to start somewhere. And it was a good learning experience. I'm probably going to take them to a welder and have them reinforce it.
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