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Question Torque Boxes?

so, i took my 5.0 out to the track wed. night. was only on street tires so i was surprised when i found what i found. car has stock control arms with poly bushings. i noticed thurs. that there are bulges inside my car on the floor pan (where the rear seat used to be) where the control arms mount underneath the car.. i snapped some quick pictures to see what you guys thought. what in the world would cause something like this?











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sorry about the quality, ####ty camera and its getting dark out.

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You need to get under the car and see if they are torn, I can't tell anything from that picture.

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You need to get under the car and see if they are torn, I can't tell anything from that picture.
yeah i realize that, i posted to see what the hell would cause something like that. because if my logic is right, the uppers would be pulled away from the body, instead of forced into it.
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it looks like it's the seatbelt bolts...

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it looks like it's the seatbelt bolts...
im referring to the large bulges on the "hump" where the floor turns into the hatch area. where the upper control arms meet underneath the car.
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right, it looks like someone didn't take out the lower seat belt bolts when they put the tin foil on. either get under the car, or peel back the foil.

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You can blame the factory for those big twin bulges. It's suppose to be that way. (The circled portion)


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really? i've never noticed them before. havnt seen them in anyone elses car either (granted, i never paid attention).
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Yeah, here is a pic of mine atm, you can see them at the bottom of the pic




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I just looked at the pictures I took when I did my battle boxes, and I have those bulges... Looks like a factory thing

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I just looked at the pictures I took when I did my battle boxes, and I have those bulges... Looks like a factory thing
how do the upper boxes go over the bulges (the plate inside the car)? or are they not placed in that area?
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They are not in the same area
If you look at this pic you can see the bulge to the left, I think its just amplified in your pic because of the foil over the top


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They are not in the same area
If you look at this pic you can see the bulge to the left, I think its just amplified in your pic because of the foil over the top
alright thanks, i guess the bulge is actually where the "frame rail" of the unibody connects underneath. well im glad its not related to my torque box in anyway. and yes, it looks like the sound deadener (or w/e the hell it is, previous owner put that #### in) amplifies its size.

so would you guys advise the upper reinforcement plates? or would just welding them up be sufficient? ive heard alot of people say they are more trouble than they are worth, and welding would be fine.
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I dont know how much better they are than just welding up, however I do know it makes me feel better at night knowing they are there... Plus they are cheap

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got to be honest, I never noticed it on mine either. lol! just figured the seat belt bolts were still stuck in there.

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