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Old July 16th, 2011   #1
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Default Potential Group deal for trailing arms and lateral links

Looking to do more suspension upgrades on my GC I was browsing around at all the different trailing arms and lateral links (cusco, whiteline, megan, ebay etc.) Currently I have all stock trailing arms and lateral links. I have the taco style rear trailing arms ( u shaped steel ), taco style front/rear trailing arms ( u shaped steel ), and the round steel rear/rear trailing arm. Issues I have with going to the sti trailing and lateral links is it widens the track and creates camber issues plus requires an alignment plus you may have to run the sti/wrx axels to accomadate the wider track. so this method keep all the stock lengths and is a cost effective way to make those parts a lot more rigid.



So being cost effective and inginuitive I thought instead of paying 3-800+ dollars for a full setup( trailing arms and lateral links. I seen where someone took flat steel bar and boxed each taco mount.

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I sourced some 1/4 inch flat bar and it is cheapest to get it in 12 feet sections which is way more than i need. So I am wondering if anyone wants to go in with me to get their stuff done as well.

basically I am going to remove my trailing arms and lateral links. prep them for welding have the bar already cut and have a friend weld it up. then grind the welds and paint the bars and re install. also a good time to replace all the bushings (shopping for them now)

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the flat bar is going to be about 28 dollars for 12 feet. and each bar will need about 1 foot or so so we can get 3 cars done for 42 dollars materials (13 dollars per person) plus whatever my welder wants to charge for welding prolly just beer.

http://www.industrialmetalsupply.com...s/Metals/Steel

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Old July 16th, 2011   #2
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Default Re: Potential Group deal for trailing arms and lateral links

why not get the gc8 sti trailing arms? it wont mess up the geometry and u wont need axles. also if u get the cusco/WL ones, they're adjustable so u can set them up to the length u need.
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Old July 17th, 2011   #3
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because they are link 2-400 i can fo this for 40 bucks or so that's why. however... that is still an option/
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Old July 18th, 2011   #4
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godspeed is teh way to go and adjustable... ja ja
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