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Tubular Control Arms
Carcrazyscott Offline
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#1
Doing a little checking on a common topic of discussion here. It was talked about before with X2C making control arms for TC, but pretty much died because of the number of people needed to get the ball rolling (100 people). Well, I'm interested to see what kind of response we would get if S&R started producing control arms for the TC's. Lower sets at first, but shortly afterwards upper sets as well. Price would be in the $125-$150 for a pair of lowers made out of aluminum with polyurethane bushings installed. We'd need 25 people to commit to a pair of lowers to be able to get all the materials needed to start making them. Production could start as early as a week and a half. Let me know what you guys think and who would be interested.

Also, Nate K. if you happen to read this, shoot me an email. I need some info that I forgot to get from you at Carlisle. Thanks a bunch

-Scott Ressler
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Glenn 88TC Offline
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#2
Once again I was volunteered to test them. I promise to beat the ever lovin $hit out them.

I guess that means I'm in.

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karnage Offline
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#3
Count me in.I will need a new set when i do my 8.8 swap in the TC.
84 TC with 88 hood LA-3 full 3" exhaust Rods header ported/polished big valve head schneider roller cam RW adj cam gear Kirban gillis at 20 # boost MSD ignition 255 lph Walbro full gauges
17 inch centerlines 944 front mount IC 80mm MAF
65mm tb-rotated intake on the way to 400HP
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Fox ThunderCats Offline
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#4
Apparently the GM A-body (Chevelle) upper arms from Jegs fit perfectly into our cars:
http://www.cougarnuts.com/board/showthread.php?t=6364

And here they are: http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/P...rmenbr=361

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mjbtbrd Offline
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#5
i could very well be wrong but don't mustang lowers fit?

does anyone have experience with the urethane bushings? I am concerned about them being noisy
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Carcrazyscott Offline
Senior Member
#6
Quote:Originally posted by mjbtbrd:
i could very well be wrong but don't mustang lowers fit?

does anyone have experience with the urethane bushings? I am concerned about them being noisy

No, the Mustang arms don't fit because they are too short.

I have polyurethane bushings in my stock control arms and they aren't noisy at all. If you have the proper lube on them, you don't get any noise.

-Scott Ressler
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turbocoupes Offline
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#7
count me in for a least 2!!!

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Chuck W Offline
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#8
I was not impressed with the X2C arms when I saw them for the Mustangs. I think Stinger over on turboford might be having "issues" with his uppers, nothing has been determined but keep an eye on THIS THREAD . I think it's a case of "you get what you pay for". Are the S&R arms going to be any different?

I personally am not interested in a set....

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jabobia Offline
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#9
hey i posted on TF also...count me in [Image: biggrin.gif]

-james

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Pete D Offline
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#10
If you make them I will pay [Image: biggrin.gif]

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