how much force does it take to snap the rear control arm? i did it somehow. i thought maybe my shock had blown or something but my buddy show me how that thick ass piece of metal had completely snapped. time for an upgrade...
will post pics in a bit
Happens on the vintage stuff too, but on the fronts.
Anytime one installs a bar that's pushing 20%+ larger in diameter than OE, some beef should be added, like Michael says, in the form of add'l plate welded to the endlink area on the arm, if not the entire arm.
i was planning on getting coilovers, possibly the tein coils (initially i thought my shock had blown cuz somehow i didn't see the control snapped), do you think that would be enough to stop this from happening in the future? or do i need to do some welding?
also, obviously i'm going to have to get a new control arm. you guys think the junk yard would be the best way to go?