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Boxing rear control arms

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by BoogieDown, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. BoogieDown

    BoogieDown Senior Member

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    i'm puting CRX rear LCAs on my DX and was wondering if boxing them would make a diffrence in handleing or not? i know on RWD cars it helps alot
    and for those that don't know what boxing is its welding sheet metal over the open part of the control arm
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    IIRC there were no "open parts" on my old eg suspension.

    just buy beefier lighter LCAs.
     
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    dunno i have 88 crx rear LCAs and they are open on the bottom
     
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    radnulb Senior Member

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    useless. LCAs are plenty stiff already. I've seen aftermarket parts (granted, different shape) that were MUCH stiffer and lighter.
     
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    Prowler Super Moderator

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    megan racing makes some lca's you can get on ebay for under $100 shipped. i've heard they're fairly good.
     
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    not for the style he is talking about, only the EG/EK style. The ITR/88civic/crx style are open and the shocks have eyelets intead of forks. I have only seen one aftermarket set of this style for 200+
     
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    ok i see everyone missed the point is it worth doing this ie boxing the lcrs??
    i don't care about weight that much. will add what? 1lb??
     
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