4th Gear Poster
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I don't think anyone's done it yet...but there's a k-member you can buy that allows you to run a-arms, thus eliminating the need for the strut rod.
I'm surprised no one's come up with a revised strut rod that uses a ball joint or different bushing at the front. Seems as though it would be a pretty easy modification with an adapter of some sort.
Check out the front end of the new Mustang, Fusions, BMW 3-series, etc. etc. they're using a straight LCA just like ours, with a strut rod (radius arm or torque arm, tension strut, I think is what they're being referred to now) and a control arm style bushing at the front where it meets the frame. The bushings are actually pressed into the arm, so it looks like it would be a simpler and cheaper repair than having to drop the LCA's and remove the whole strut rod etc.