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Extended control arms on 71-74 Javelin?

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    Posted: Jun/28/2019 at 12:10am
Just for the sake of curiosity, I'm wondering if anyone here has extended both the upper and lower control arms for clearance/track width purposes. It seems that with the exception of of 18" plus diameter wheels, a wide wheel with a neutral backspace will hit the tie rod end before getting to the limit of the factory flare.

Would building a tubular set of control arms/extending and boxing in a set of factory control arms with ball joint centers 3/4" further out from factory cause any significant problems with the suspension geometry? Machining extra long tie rod adjusters to maintain a proper amount of thread engagement wouldn't be that big of any issue. 

Any thoughts? 

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I guess the extended cantilever of the ball joints might increase stress at the box frame where the lowers mount.  If you could reinforce the inner fender around and at the shock tower back down to the frame it would give a good monte carlo bar a bit more work to do properly. IF you could do it without adding a lot of weight that could negate the track width advantage.
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