Suspension & Brakes - Tubular A-Arms?
02-16-2006, 08:49 PM
I keep reading that the tubular k-members should be used for drag racing only and not for autox. But what about the tubular upper and lower a-arms? Are they for drag racing only or would they be okay for the street also? I'm trying to lose weight off the front end without compromising stability. (I like the way my car turns on the street)
02-16-2006, 09:07 PM
Tubular A-arms *can* offer improvements
There are very strong ones with rod-ends that offer improved adjustability and strength over stock (ideally)
There are are some that weigh more than stock and some that weigh less...
Which ones are which, I dont know.
But in general, the manuf. should be able to honestly tell you how much they weigh. and tubular A-arms have a much better street reputation than K-members.
02-17-2006, 08:58 PM
Tubular lower control arms will wiegh less then factory. The uppers will wiegh more then factory. The other benefits other then those already listed are. Some uppers
are made with a 3 degree rake on the ball joint mount. This comes in handy when lowering the car.It will help get your alignment specs back.
A proud user of U.M.I. suspension parts. :)
02-18-2006, 10:51 AM
If you need the extra adjustability, I say go for them.
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