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Old 06-04-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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So while removing my bushings, I somehow managed to bend one of my upper control arms. Should I bend it back or just buy another one?

Also, track bros, does anyone bother with adjustable control arms? I realize they're geared mostly toward the herrafrush crowd, but is there any benefit to running a set of them?

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V8R doesn't cater to the hellaflush crowd, yet they carry them. I need to order a set but keep putting it off.
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I got NB front upper and lower arms in flawless shape if you need em. Holler at me bro
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And I'm shorting mine permanently (open the weld on one side of the bushing tubes, compress them and re-weld), when I need to replace one due to the ball joints crapping out (have not bent an arm yet).
That's the "easy" way to get -3.5 in front camber on a NB, bending the arms equally is harder
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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Adjustable control arms are not necessary for track use. Tubular control arms will drop weight, but definitely not a necessity.

Buy another used upper arm, I've got some as well. PM me if interested.
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Hey **** star, you still haven't said which control arm you raped with the press.
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sorry baby boy, I bent one of the front upper ones. I bent the two "feet" of the A inward.
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I think that's a 50/50 chance when youre using that bushing press out method. I'll most likely be burning those ones out when the time comes.
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I think that's a 50/50 chance when youre using that bushing press out method. I'll most likely be burning those ones out when the time comes.
I have pressed out a couple of sets. If you have a long skinny rod that goes through the "upper" bushing when on the press and push on a larger piece of metal that fits on the lower bushing it eliminates the chance of bending one. You are only pushing on the actual bushing that you are supporting with a piece of tubing that fits the diameter of the bushing.
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Some pb blaster also seems to make it easier.
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If you have a long skinny rod
mine is short and fat
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I would not reuse the control arm.
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sorry baby boy, I bent one of the front upper ones. I bent the two "feet" of the A inward.

I have the fron suspension off my 93 just sitting in my parents basement...could easily ship you out one.
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I have the fron suspension off my 93 just sitting in my parents basement...could easily ship you out one NEXT SEPTEMBER.
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i like pusha more than you.
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mine is short and fat
I remember. Like sitting on tuna can. Oh, wait, nvm.
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thanks all

scott, you have pm
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