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#4132824 - 01/13/22 11:51 AM Boxing in OEM stock rear control arms??
tjjjt Offline
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Hello all,

Has anybody tried to box/reinforce the stock type OEM rear control arms to keep them from flexing when HRSPRS are increased. Just trying to see if there are alternatives to spending $600-$800 Canuck bucks for aftermarket arms. Also has anyone has tried to make their own arms using stock or after market bushings. Thx in advance.

[img:center]https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mog-rk641799[/img]


Edited by tjjjt (01/13/22 11:54 AM)
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#4132856 - 01/13/22 07:53 PM Re: Boxing in OEM stock rear control arms?? [Re: tjjjt]
ironmarinebill64 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/21
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I'm with ya (my brother from the North!).

Outfits like Energy Suspensions list universal urethane pucks. I've ruminated about hogging out an old control arm and pushing them in. I have, somewhere, measurements of the bushing openings. I believe/recall they were in the 1-5/8 to 1-3/4 inch area. Just gotta have a good and tight fitting bushing and the right size bolt sleeve.

I've done it a couple times on Jeeps I've owned, so it could surely be done on a simple stamped Ford arm. Again, just need the right size bushing and sleeve. Cherokees are trailing arm rear suspensions just like Panthers, and they sell urethane replacement bushing kits for them.

As far as boxing, that would certainly add rigidity at a reduced cost.
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#4132868 - 01/13/22 10:28 PM Re: Boxing in OEM stock rear control arms?? [Re: tjjjt]
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The search function gave me this for results. Sounds like it has been done many times in the past.
https://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2377455&page=1
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#4132882 - 01/14/22 06:51 AM Re: Boxing in OEM stock rear control arms?? [Re: musclemerc]
ironmarinebill64 Offline
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(I see what you did there). Those look fantastic.

Was the improvement what you hoped? I'm likely gonna dig out the MIG now.

I installed limo upper arms because of an eBay bargain I couldn't turn down. The ride has always felt a tad firmer since.
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5.4 liter throttle body; PI oil cooler, intake tube & air box; Mark VIII aluminum driveshaft; Trac-Lok limited slip; Richmond Gear axle shafts; J-Mod with Sonnax valves; Limo rear control arms and a great sounding stereo that won't ever automatically remember my Bluetooth settings

1999 Mercury Grand Marquis (gave that to youngest son, and he's now a converted true believer)

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#4132888 - 01/14/22 07:48 AM Re: Boxing in OEM stock rear control arms?? [Re: tjjjt]
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^^^ I just couldn't resist
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#4132890 - 01/14/22 08:24 AM Re: Boxing in OEM stock rear control arms?? [Re: tjjjt]
HDmech Offline
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I did this as well getting inspiration from musclemerc’s write up. I really just wanted to keep the factory rubber bushings which will hopefully preserve the ride. Roads are pretty rough here. I boxed in watts link as well. Welding on suspension components goes against everything I was taught in school but I took my time welding it. Do a bit let it cool down then weld some more.
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#4133022 - Yesterday at 06:48 PM Re: Boxing in OEM stock rear control arms?? [Re: musclemerc]
tjjjt Offline
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Registered: 10/27/20
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Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Originally Posted By musclemerc
The search function gave me this for results. Sounds like it has been done many times in the past.
https://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2377455&page=1



LOL, you got me to! Very humble post about some amazing work. I will definitely be making up a set of these. Thank you very much for your response and easy to follow guide!
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