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03 Cobra front lower control arms

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  1. 01BlkSn8k

    01BlkSn8k Member Established Member

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    Hey guys, I am on a hunch for these front lower control arms and found some on craigslist new for $150.

    What should I be looking for to insure they’re legit 03 Cobra control arms?

    I really hate buying on CL but if someone knows of elsewhere to buy them please let me know.

    Thanks.
     
  2. 01BlkSn8k

    01BlkSn8k Member Established Member

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    Screw it I'll go check them out
     
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    01BlkSn8k Member Established Member

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    AM don’t carry those any longer, but they do have some for $109 ea. with positive reviews.
     
  5. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    Not worth banging your head into a wall over. Regular ones are fine minus a little turning radius, you can get them brand new with new bushings and balljoints for $80 each on Amazon. Or pony up and get the BMRs.
     
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    shurur Well-Known Member Established Member

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    or use your arms and get gw delulum bushings. they shift the arms forward 1/4" at the least. It is really more like 3/8" -1/2."
     
  7. 01BlkSn8k

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    I just ponied up and got them BMR's w/steeda bumpsteer kit
     
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    shurur Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Post up pics of them installed please.
     
  9. scottydsntknow

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    I'd like to see them too. I need to overhaul my front suspension like 3 years ago and its squeaking like crazy. Plan is to do the BMRs with the "X2" style tall balljoints, UPR K and new endlinks. Not sure if I need a bumpsteer kit with those balljoints and not a ton of drop.
     
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    My bumpsteer is bad (I measured it) and I plan on X2 ball joints along with GW bushings (already have them), MM bumpsteer kit (already have it), and MM rack bushings (already have them) using the OE control arms. I wanted to maintain a more stock look, but I think if I were to do it again, I'd get the BMRs with the extended ball joint.
     
  11. shurur

    shurur Well-Known Member Established Member

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    All that you are putting in is what I already have.
    It is a good setup and your are shifting your wheels forward, which is another good thing.
    I do have to modify my left front wheel liner around the battery holder, as the wheels are forward enough to get some rubbing on the liner on tight turns. And I am running 245s; so the GW bushings are moving those arms forward pretty good. Get the proforged extended ball joints with the spring spacers...i just replaced my steeda x2 with them. Imo The steedas didnt last as long as they should have.

    I do like the look and weight of the BMR arms though.
     
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    52merc Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks shurur. I'm assuming your talking about P/N 101-10432. I didn't know about these until your post. I was also looking at the QA1 extended ball joint as they are rebuildable, but I've seen mixed reviews on them.
     
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    The steedas lasted 5 years and very few real miles..I expected more than that..

    If I had watched the boots more, then they might have lasted longer.
    but the joint was no where near dry or contaminated.
    Energy suspension sells tougher boots..I think they would work.

    yup those are the ones ..I used the OrionMotorTech HD Ball Joint press kit for ~$50.
    You have to let the extended ball joint end go up into the threaded end a few threads of the C-clamp to remove an extended Ball joint..and use the cup that is large enough to let the ball joint pass though enough to let it go into the unthreaded end of the C-clamp to install the extended ball joints...but it works.
     
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    I have a 20T shop press and will be using that to install the ball-joints. Slick as ice.
     
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    Sorry bro, I should have gotten pics of the whole install, it took me the whole afternoon but I’ll get better pics for you when I do the Z26 street warrior brake kit
     
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    Here’s a pic
     

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