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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 09, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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What are the best tubular a arms to buy?

I am going to convert my 67 to tubular a-arms. Any thoughts on the cheaper ones that CPP is selling, says they are made over seas. Is it worth it to buy the Global West ones at twice the price?

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 09, 09:46 AM
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Re: What are the best tubular a arms to buy?

I went with GW based on my research from this site. A lot of guys have them and are very happy with them, me being one of them.

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I was very happy with the advice, service and product I got from Marcus at SC&C.

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Stay away for the imported arms. Inferior hardware, and documented failures on this site.
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I vote to save your money, and do the free Guldstrand mod.

http://www.pozziracing.com/first_gen...0upper%20mount

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Re: What are the best tubular a arms to buy?

I have the global west arms and I'm extremely happy with them. I don't think you can go wrong if you stick to some of the well know manufacturers(speedtek, global west, dse,SC&C). Keep an eye on the classifieds here too as I've seen a few pop up for sale. Global West's arms have some built in caster to them which our cars seem benefit from. I'm not sure if the other do or not.

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Re: What are the best tubular a arms to buy?

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I vote to save your money, and do the free Guldstrand mod.

http://www.pozziracing.com/first_gen...0upper%20mount
Aftermarket control arms and the Guldstrand mod are complimentary, not alternatives.

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I went with Detroit Speed A-Arms.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 09, 02:51 PM
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I would say tubular A arms are not necessary, according to David Pozzi and my car was aligned just fine without them ! (It is not used for Autocross.) It does have the guldstrand mod.

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Re: What are the best tubular a arms to buy?

What about doing the guldstrand mod and adding coil overs? Can you add coil overs with stock a-arms?
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What about doing the guldstrand mod and adding coil overs? Can you add coil overs with stock a-arms?
Why do you want coilovers? Ease of setting ride height once, or are you going to be setting and resetting ride height frequently? Remember, each time you change ride height, you need to realign the car. If it's ease of setting ride height once, I'd use AFCO adjustable spring spacers http://www.afabcorp.com/AFCO_Dynatec...ct_coil-access and their 9.5 inch springs http://www.afabcorp.com/AFCO_Dynatec...rings-gm-front.

However, the short answer is you can use the QA1 style coilovers that run the top of the spring to the spring pocket in the subframe and the bottom to the shock (not my favorite setup) but you should reinforce the LCA which was not designed to take the weight of the car on the shock mount.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 09, 07:01 PM
 
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What ever happened to Speedtech control arms ? Good quality piece at $499 !!
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I am going to convert my 67 to tubular a-arms. Any thoughts on the cheaper ones that CPP is selling, says they are made over seas. Is it worth it to buy the Global West ones at twice the price?

thanks!
Feel free to send me a pm on Global West arms. I have them in stock and have room to move on them.
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Global West will work fine if you are on a tight budget.
But, if you can afford the DSE or the Speed-Tech, you will be very happy!!
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Re: What are the best tubular a arms to buy?

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Global West will work fine if you are on a tight budget.
But, if you can afford the DSE or the Speed-Tech, you will be very happy!!
Your post implies there are quality or functional differences between the GW control arms on the one hand and the DSE/Speedtech on the other.

What are they?

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