notching upper control arms...

notching upper control arms...

Postby zombie{[six]} [OP] » October 19th 2008, 7:39am

i found that the upper control arms have dips in the center to act like a 'bump stop'.... if you pull the rubber piece out you gain an extra 1" - 1 1/2" of lift.
Im wondering if i can just take my buddies plasma cutter and just notch out the bump stop without destroying the integrity of control arm....maybe i could cut it out and flip it so the cup is up and not down?


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Re: notching upper control arms...

Postby Gary » October 19th 2008, 12:12pm

I wouldn't do that if I where you.
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Re: notching upper control arms...

Postby zombie{[six]} [OP] » October 19th 2008, 6:34pm

why not?
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Re: notching upper control arms...

Postby zombie{[six]} [OP] » October 21st 2008, 5:52am

all i need to do is notch out a 1" by 1 1/2" rectangle
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Re: notching upper control arms...

Postby Gary » October 21st 2008, 6:14am

Sounds like no matter what I say,your going to do it anyways,so what's the sense?? :poke: :poke: . :doh: :doh: :banghead: Just do me a favor,plse,plse,don't drive near me or near where I live :snooty: :snooty: .Be a buddy,OK??. :shifty: :rofl:


BTW:you might want to line up someone who sells cheap tires. :eek:
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Re: notching upper control arms...

Postby zombie{[six]} [OP] » October 22nd 2008, 2:24am

ive decided on having my upper control arms extended, notched, and reinforced. kills all three issues...integrity, lift, alignment.

and Gary, i REALLY do appreciate your feedback. im very inquisitive by nature and i like to know why things wont work so i can try to fix the issues or find better alternatives.
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Postby Gary » October 22nd 2008, 2:59am

Honestly I don't understand why you don't have a set of tube a-frames built by a chassis company like Chris Alston Chassisworks telling them what you want.Maybe coilovers too.I would think you are going to spend about the same money to mod yours or very close to it.I nearly lost a very close drag racer to me afew yrs ago due to a chassis failure in the strut frontend.Things like these "can" and "will" get very serious in a hurry if a failure occors.Don't take mods like this very lightly.
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Re: notching upper control arms...

Postby zombie{[six]} [OP] » October 22nd 2008, 4:12am

oh i know. i found a site that sells "donk" lift kits for caprices and what not. im going to get the control arms from them for about $339 or so
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