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Username Post: A body rear control arms        (Topic#353935)
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Reg: 11-19-15
11-16-18 05:03 PM - Post#2751560    

Since putting a big block in I can really feel the shot bushings in the rear control arms.I'm thinking a complete arm assy.w/new bushings.Anyone familiar with something like this/comparable?:

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Edited by Am4wag on 11-16-18 05:04 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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11-16-18 08:21 PM - Post#2751573    
    In response to Am4wag

That’s pretty pricey. You could replace your bushings and weld steel plate to the bottom of your existing arms to box them for far less.

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11-19-18 10:08 PM - Post#2751863    
    In response to Am4wag

i would shop around more. as noted you can beef up stock arms. i run stock modified arms and have had a few problems with them. the metal is thin so the bolt holes in the upper arms can wallow out or just rip out. the bushing shells can wallow out in the holes too. you can weld the shells in the arms if using slip in bushings. if you buy aftermarket arms make sure you can get replacement bushings. i got delulum front bushings and cant get replacement inserts. im gonna make my own. if i get enough time im gonna invent my own 3 link rear arms. if i get money im gonna get irs. haha, in my dreams

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11-21-18 02:58 AM - Post#2751984    
    In response to wagonman100

El Caminos never had boxed lower control arms nor F41 with any engine, including the top option, LS6. Just saying that GM never thought they were required. For a driver new bushings are sufficient. Drag car is something else.


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