Yes the torque boxes are the mounting points for the upper and lower control arms.'01 Steed said:Are these 'torque boxes' the rear control arm mounting points to the underbody?
If so, Ford is putting new, heavier gage pieces in vehicles that have tears in them. I'm not sure if this only applies to vehicles still under warranty, or if they are extending it further. We have done some of these replacements here in the garage (the ones the Ford dealer can't handle).
There seems to be some issue with the material on some vehicles. Not sure if it's a source problem, a die setting problem (more than one line stamping parts), or what.
You shouldn't need any pics. Just find one of the rear springs, and then follow it down to the piece that it sits on, which would be the lower rear control arm. If you follow it to the back of the car, it will contact the rear axle tube. If you follow it forward, it will come in contact with the underbody of the car. This is referred to as the "torque box." You can check for rips/tears there.Highroller said:I would like to see pics of this.. so I can climb under my bucket and see if my welds are broken.. cant really picture it yet in my head
It relates to any 79-03 Mustang period. On your average car that doesn't see the strip or different LCA's chances are they will never rip or tear.hk500 said:Does anyone know if the problem relates to certain years or is it a sporadic problem from '99 to '03? Also, are coupes or converts more likely to have the problem?
All in due time. Upgrading a rear end costs a lot of money. It will take a few months until I get the money for 31 spline axles and detroit locker along with the 4.30's. Not to mention the installation.Geno said:With those 15"DR's, you will end up breaking your rear faster than anything else.