Control arms and handling mods help

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by VandykeT/A, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    any particular reason why you say that? (I plan on buying them, just want to know what makes them better)
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Best bushings in the business with the Del-A-Lum technology. Beautifully made in Los Angeles.
    I've known Doug, for 20 years and he's always been on the cutting edge
     
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    I have one of the first upper (and lower) tubular control arms from global west. I have been dealing with them since 1997. They are a true bolt on and go piece(s). The positive caster built in the upper arm, del-a-lum bushings, thick powder coating that is durable (been using them for 20+years - no peeling).
     
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    I would agree the Global West arms are one of the 3 I would not hesitate to recommend. Hotchkis and DSE being the other two.

    I’d buy the Summit Racing or Jegs brand name before I would buy PTFB, SPC or CPP
     
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    I haven't used CPP nor SPC but I'm curious why you don't like PTFB. Have you used his UCA's and had a problem? Used any other PTFB products and had issues?
     
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    My spc arms have over 20,000 miles on them, and autocrossing. No problem. The upper arms don't carry load like the lowers, they don't need to be as beefy. but i guess they aren't the most expensive so they aren't good...
     
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    Lol... I have those crappy SPC arms also. I'm wondering if they're causing the front seal to leak on my transmission?
     
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    Nothing wrong with them, they are just not the quality I would use on my own car nor recommend (not saying they are bad quality). I have owned a pair, and I have own and used many other. I don't trust SPC arms on my car...Thats just me.

    So many positive reviews on SpeedTech,Detroit Speed, Hotchkis and Global West...That's what I would spend the money on.
     
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    What is your wheel and tire combo? Saw some clearance problem comments about DSE and GW uppers with believe 18”. The most recent that comes to mind is C4Racers thread.
     

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