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Unread 08-14-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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LCA do and don'ts

First off let me say aftermarket lca's are a vast improvement over stock, hands down.
If thinking about this mod and your ride only see;d occasional track use, go with urethane bushings in them. you may or may not notice slightly more noise.
If you feel ballsy and just have to have that oh so cool race only or what some just label as having heim joints for ends, go for it, but you won't like them on your daily driver.
If your thinking you'll just hear more road noise, you'd be wrong. you'll certainly hear that and your exhaust, intake, driveshaft, rearend, and anything else you can think of creating the slightest of harmonics. you now have a direct metal link from the rear axle to the body.

Only reason I bought a set was I got a good deal and never expected this amount of noise since I've run similar arms on the rear of 2 focus (brain cramp there since its not a live rear axle). Am going to be swapping one of the ends out for an adjustable urethane in the future
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This^^^^^^^^ I like the HP Mega bite lca's on foxbody's & use the lower mounting hole for more bite. Beef up the torque boxes, for sure. They also add more rear brake bias, so thats a great time to add a rdbk, or just lock up the drums. The mods go on & on!!!
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Because of this very thing, welding the torque boxes is quite popular on the Fox, as Felix mentioned. I've seen a lot of guys just box in their lower control arms too. Mine are still all factory.

I remember in the early days, they used to hit the sway bar too.
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Because of this very thing, welding the torque boxes is quite popular on the Fox, as Felix mentioned. I've seen a lot of guys just box in their lower control arms too. Mine are still all factory.
Yea, you can box in your oem arms, but you can't use afternarket rsb's, only the oem bars work.
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