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2012 Update!!!!

Well almost six years later and these are still going strong. I originally started this project because I just could not justify the almost $600 that Forge was charging. I also had no interest in using non OEM bushings. The parts are available and the only thing you need to have done for you is having them TIG welded unless of course you can yourself. Lets get started with parts.

2 x 5/8" Stainless Steel Double Adjusters


2 x 5/8" weld in bung LH thread


2 x 5/8" weld in bung RH thread


2 x 5/8" Stainless jam nut RH thread


2 x 5/8" Stainless jam nut LH thread


Once you have the parts you will need the section the OEM control arms. You will need to measure some here. The bungs actually press fit into the arms with a little flattening on the edges. This will allow you to test fit, I would recommend tacking the bungs in if you have access to a welder. This allows an easier test fit.

Once everything is up and rolling I would then take the arms to a local welder. They should charge very little, try beer and sweet talking them :). The pics below are old and were in the TEST FIT STAGE ONLY. ALL WELDS WERE COMPLETED BY PROFESSIONAL WELDER

I take no responsibility for anything you break or mess up.

ENJOY!



 

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Re: Adjustable control arm DIY $200 or less... Finally (arethirdytwo)

Gotta love you guys, but I think all of Vortex suffers from a mild case of retardation
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Here are mine prior to FINAL WELDS AND PAINT!




It was spotted to check for fitment and alignment. As for the pieces, what is ghetto about the EXACT same center adjuster (SS) and jam nuts that ECS and Forge use? They also weld in a block and tap it, only difference is that these are hardened bungs.
 

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Re: Adjustable control arm DIY $200 or less... Finally (tttttada)

Looks great!!
He did say "Here are mine prior to final welds and paint!"
so I'd venture to guess they were welded all around.
 

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Re: Adjustable control arm DIY $200 or less... Finally (arethirdytwo)

Hey man, like I said I never meant to bash your project.
I'd love to see some pics when they're done http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Adjustable control arm DIY $200 or less... Finally (arethirdytwo)

THANK YOU!!!!!
Been wanting to do this. Ordered http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I would also recommend you drill a hole and "button weld" all the arms.
 

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Re: Adjustable control arm DIY $200 or less... Finally (steed77)

Quote, originally posted by steed77 »
THANK YOU!!!!!
Been wanting to do this. Ordered http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I would also recommend you drill a hole and "button weld" all the arms.

Yup, we drilled and buttoned them juuuuust in case. Will post more pics and a how to tomorrow, if you can weld this should cost no more than $115 all said and done!
 

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Re: (nkgneto)

Shouldn't you finish your welds before you install them?
 
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