So much scattered info on this topic so I figured I would ask the question specifically to the people who have notched LCA's on their cars.
Next spring I plan on minitubing my car (myself) and am just trying to figure out what the widest wheel/tire combo I can have with just a notched control arm.
Not modified arms from gforce/Non-Sponsor but a notched arm. I'm well aware of these arms and they look fantastic but I only plan on running an 15x11 wheel with a 315 tire. I've been searching around and Ive seen a 70-80 offset mentioned with an 11" wide wheel wich equates to about a 8.75-9.15 backspacing.
Do you forsee any problems with this? Could I go 11.5" wide with a notched arm or would that be pushing the notch to an unsafe level? If I could get 11.5" and a 325 tire I would do it but its not a necessity.
Thanks for the help. Like I said I did a lot of searching on the subject but all the info on this is all so scattered that it was really hard to figure out.
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I'm tubbed with Notched arms.. After 5k miles of daily driving, the right Arm cracked at the outter arm. Debatable on workmanship or whether the stamped steel Arms from the factory shouldnt be altered.
I'm in the market for stock replacements and trying a different route on notching them. Possibly modifying the arm completely and adding an eccentric heims for toe and camber.
That is what I'll probably do. I DD my car so cracking notched arms wouldnt be something I'm interested in. Besides with modified arms I can go bigger than a 315 if I wanted to. Plus they look so sexy. I still cant believe nobody makes an aftermarket tubular arm for our cars. Stupid GM only selling them over here for 3 years.
I was able to get a 12", after a lot of additional work.
Define...."a lot of additional work". Do you have any pictures? Just got my tubs in from gforce next up is a set of modified control arms from them. Anything else I'd have to do? If its too much of a pain then I'll just go with an 11" or 11.5" wide wheel.
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