Has anyone ever built there own control arms for there tacoma?
I'm not necessarily trying to build a long travel suspension, more of a mid-travel maybe. Buying aftermarket uppers are selling for anywhere from $450-750+ and i feel like you could build your own for significantly cheaper then that. You would want to make a JIG to make life easier and be able to duplicate them easily. Running a nice quality uniball and bushings on frame end you'd have about $150-170 in your joints. You could build them from box or tube, 4130 would be the best if going tube.
How do you determine the geometry and what would you need to consider?
What else am i overlooking that has me thinking this wouldn't be a bad idea?
I'm a welder/machinist by trade and have done some fabbing. I've got a linked Jeep TJ that i built so i'm not a newb, just never built an A-arm suspension.