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    Global West lower control arms

    Dose any one here has Global West lower control arms (street version) install in his car ? any feedback on the handling, ride quality and the construction quality of dose arms ?
    I'm looking to replace the stock lower control arms but trying to avoid the squeaky Polyurethane Bushings. It seems that all of the aftermarket arms using either Polyurethane or spherical bearings on both sides of the arm which i don't think R a good choice for a daily driver.
    Any info / suggestion on this subject will be appreciated. Thanks guys
    http://www.globalwest.net/1982-02_Ca...ntrol_arms.htm

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    I have the street versions in my Camaro.

    Handling is improved, along with the straight line bite.

    Construction is very good, round tubing with strong welds and quality bearing and bushings.

    The ride will suffer a bit as the poly and bearings are no where as compliant as stock rubber bushings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Huryk View Post
    I have the street versions in my Camaro.

    Handling is improved, along with the straight line bite.

    Construction is very good, round tubing with strong welds and quality bearing and bushings.

    The ride will suffer a bit as the poly and bearings are no where as compliant as stock rubber bushings.
    Hey Paul, thanks for the info. I wish Global west had an adjustable control arms with the stiffer then stock rubber bushings on both sides of the arm, that would be the best combination for a daily driver but still much better then the stock one's. I will search a little more for aftermarket control arms but if nothing come out i will go with the global west arms.
    Thanks

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    Take a hard look at the J&M LCAs with the 3piece poly ball, or extreme joint.
    They're quiet and offer great articulation, no binding like regular poly bushings!

    I've had the G.W. lca with the bearing ends, great product but not easily rebuilt.
    The J&M lca's with the 3 piece polyball bushing do everything the GW lca's did, except they're completely quiet!
    Last edited by Blue28; 04-16-2009 at 09:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    Take a hard look at the J&M LCAs with the 3piece poly ball, or extreme joint.
    They're quiet and offer great articulation, no binding like regular poly bushings!

    I've had the G.W. lca with the bearing ends, great product but not easily rebuilt.
    The J&M lca's with the 3 piece polyball bushing do everything the GW lca's did, except they're completely quiet!
    Dose arms skip my radar completely. What a great design!!! I really like the J&M 3 piece polyball bushings. Dose arms have all the benefits of a spherical bearings arms without the unwanted noise and vibrations and at a great price. Look like i made my decision. Thanks for the help

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