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Bradness
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Loc: Greater Toronto Area, Canada
Re: Tubular toe control arms new
#668891 (Re: sonza68) 07/20/04 04:31 PM

Advantages would be greatly improved rear suspension control and grip. Suspension members should operate in a single plane for best results. Both lateral rear suspension arms are prone to twist-I boxed the forward control arms on my car and it made a very noticeable improvement to the handling and ride. Got sick and tired of replacing the toe control arms when the bushings failed or some dope lifted my car up via the toe control arms and bent them.

Cost-wise we're looking at something like $125-135 for the double poly bushed type and $170-200 for the poly/spherical rod end type. The large variance in the second design is dependent on the type of rod end we supply (econo, w/ grease fitting, 2 piece, 3 piece or teflon lined). They will be offered at some kind of "special introductory" price with minimum quantities.

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Kremithefrog
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Reged: 05/14/02
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Loc: Albany, Georgia
Re: Tubular toe control arms new
#669595 (Re: Bradness) 07/21/04 05:21 AM

Is that $125 each or for a set and how easy/hard are they to install? Thanks.

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98.5 SVT
91 Escort GT (almost sold)
96 ATX Zetec (i brake to watch you swerve)

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Bradness
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Re: Tubular toe control arms new
#670002 (Re: Kremithefrog) 07/21/04 08:00 PM

The prices I've quoted are per pair. They're very easy to install. Raise the rear of the car, insert jack stands or wooden blocks, remove 2 nut/bolts per side and remove stock arms. Reverse procedure to install then go for a rear wheel alignment (toe adjustment).

Sound OK?

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Kremithefrog
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Re: Tubular toe control arms new
#670083 (Re: Bradness) 07/21/04 09:34 PM

Sounds good to me.

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98.5 SVT
91 Escort GT (almost sold)
96 ATX Zetec (i brake to watch you swerve)

FS: SVT rear sway bar
WTB: Very cheap beater

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Livinsvt
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Posts: 1859
Loc: michigan
Re: Tubular toe control arms new
#670142 (Re: Kremithefrog) 07/21/04 10:38 PM

Intrested

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contoursvt11
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Reged: 02/13/04
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Loc: home - ct school - atl
Re: Tubular toe control arms new
#670157 (Re: Livinsvt) 07/21/04 11:01 PM

Intrested.

Got any pics?

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99 red SVT
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Reged: 12/06/02
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Loc: Harrisburg, PA
Re: Tubular toe control arms
#670191 (Re: contoursvt11) 07/22/04 12:04 AM

Interested.

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Bradness
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Re: Tubular toe control arms
#670788 (Re: 99 red SVT) 07/22/04 04:23 PM

OK, the pics will be taken this weekend when I can borrow a digicam. Should be able to post them early next week. To date, the double polyurethane bushed style are all that are done. The spherical rod end type are at the welders as I speak-I'm to pick them up on Monday 7/26. I'll paint them, then take pics and post. So there will be much more info. by the middle of next week. I'll probably post the pics here and run a group buy when I'm certain they're durable and roadworthy. Stay tuned.....

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svt4b
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Re: Tubular toe control arms
#671221 (Re: Bradness) 07/23/04 01:10 AM

im interested once i see pics. ive been wanting to replace mine for a long time since they are like the only thing thats rusting under my car and the bushings at the pivot point in the middles are toast. seems like a good price too

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Plastique_synthetiX
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Reged: 04/02/01
Posts: 650
Loc: Port Hueneme(Oxnard) California ;4.4 miles from Vortech; 5.2 miles from Borla
Re: Tubular toe control arms
#671241 (Re: svt4b) 07/23/04 01:52 AM

You see, I would be very interested, but I ordered something from you guys last year, and you never sent it to me. When I tried to reach you on the phone you guys never answered.

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