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Will boxing the stock rear arms help me or be a waste of time I'm ready to blow the engine and wanna stiffen up the suspension. I have a welder and steel and got laid off in Jan so plenty of time but no money. But I don't wanna waste my time. I was also thinking of doing the front a arms but will I noti e it. Also plan on doing poly bushings. Thanks for any input
 

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Yes ! boxing the rear trailing arms will help !! They won't flex !
 

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boxing the rear arms and polly bushings are a good deal ,boxing the fronts is a waste of time unless you are jumping the car or hopping it with hydrolics
 

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Boxing the rear arms will help, not really a big fan of poly bushing in the back thou, too much binding which will lead to wheel hop
 

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There's some info on beefing up the frame on 5th gen Elcos, where the rear control arms are attached, using 2-inch square tubing etc. I'll take a look for that article, and If I can find it, I'll post it.
If running big power & torque, even adding some gussets in the corners where the cross frames meet the main frame, is simple and helps stiffen things up. A beefier cross member at the rear of the frame, just ahead of the bumper, also helps.
Boxing the control arms is always a good idea, and fairly easy if you have some plate stock and arc welding equipment.

I forgot to mention, that I used 1/4" plate for gussets, on the lower control arm brackets on my 4th gen project. Those brackets on most frames don't look very substantial, if some high-torque is put on them.
 

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It will certainly stabilize your ride, especially when you are hitting it hard.
 

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I found bmr upper and lower with poly bushings for 185 is that good or should I just weld it with plate. I have the plate and a welded so will it be the same? Or should I buy the bmr. Thanks
 

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Does anyone have a stock rear passenger side control arm they want to get rid of that they would sell me? Mine is bent and I need to replace it. Thank you.
 
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