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2turbotoys 11-07-2019 09:07 PM

Here is some more good info on this subject, I was curious which way they break and got some great replies.

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=346633

stick70 11-08-2019 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harlard (Post 6013052)
My setup. It's so so so so good.

I need to get on this control arm game. I'm stuck at -1.7 and 3.9.

kyote 11-08-2019 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by culberro (Post 6013042)
The KL arms and BNE Select strut mounts set to max caster make a 240 handle very very well (1.5deg neg camber and 7deg caster) . They really need delrin bushings front and rear to make them work well under heavy braking.

As far as boxing control arms...
For a DD: no real need unless your running big rubber up front, doing the occasional track day and really using your brakes. I have yet to fold/bend one at track days or drifting.
If your smashing rough roads: definitely box them.
KL Arms: I bent a set at a drift event. They’re now fully boxed, and now it destroys the rear control arm bushings if I hook a wheel on the inside curbing.

On Shane's lifty boi it brought it from positive camber to roughly zero, maybe a little negative. (KL Racing Arms and BNE select mounting plates)

Still needs a non-tape measure alignment to verify :rofl:

IansPlatinum 11-08-2019 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyote (Post 6013155)
On Shane's lifty boi it brought it from positive camber to roughly zero, maybe a little negative. (KL Racing Arms and BNE select mounting plates)

Still needs a non-tape measure alignment to verify :rofl:

pics of lifty boi?

blkaplan 11-08-2019 11:53 AM

ill be able to offer control arms again soon as well. Cant wait for my new purchase to show up

kyote 11-08-2019 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IansPlatinum (Post 6013157)
pics of lifty boi?

Google "Lifted Volvo 240", its the first result ;-)

GreatDaneShane 11-08-2019 08:59 PM

https://imgur.com/gallery/u4ROSam

Here's some pictures of the lifty boi/tallvo/cucaracha

Hank Scorpio 11-11-2019 03:22 PM

I saw Ryan’s 240 back in the day crack and break a control arm while backing into a parking spot at burger ball. Could be bad luck but seems like an easy upgrade to make.

towerymt 11-13-2019 12:24 PM

Volvo version, probably still gives the unibody a chance.
https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/93291311.jpg

24hr Lemons version...we ran spacers to move the ball joint out about an inch to give -3'ish degrees of camber while still using the stock upper strut mounts. Found this ripped apart before a race. These were box'd using Yoshifab plates, but it doesn't really extend to the end, and the plate was clearanced (poorly) for the bolts holding the ball joint to the spacer.

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/161732864.jpg

Probably should have welded a piece across the underside of the arm, out near the end.

https://pbase.com/towerymt/image/160231672.jpg

pat244ti 11-13-2019 01:01 PM

Both my race cars have them - the road race car uses the Yoshifab stuff while my rally car has Alfalfa rallysport specials [a bit beefier than Yoshifab]

Both have been doing the job just fine for their respective applications.


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