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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 10, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Global West uppers and knock off lowers

I have researched until my eyes fell out, i am ready to just buy something. I just have a couple questions on these control arms.

Upper arms
Global west with Polyurethane bushings "yes or no" It will be street strip on a 67 camaro but mostly street. Will they make noise or bind up etc. I know everyone will say the dela-lum bushings but i am trying to budget my build as much as possible. This car will be driven alot just for fun so i am not looking for perfection just looks and better ride. And i am not doing the G-mod and i am not buying the SPC arms.

Lower arms Cheap knock offs on ebay Item number: 170345131400 From "speed daddy"
I have read all the threads on them and i am aware of the risk on the uppers but never read anything on the lowers except that the spring pocket is a little lower. That would not be a problem as i will be lowering it anyway. The only thing i am worried about is the Derlin bushings installed and the ball joint. I can not pass it up for the price as i am only getting them for looks.

Any advice is appreciated on what i am looking at. As i said i have read every thread on control arms and i know what is out there and have narrowed it down to this.

Thanks

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Re: Global west uppers and knock off lowers

Im not sure of your answer, but curious why not the SC&C arms with the tall balljoint? From my research these are the only arms the correct improper steering geometry. I thought the other tubular a-arms like globals, are all just for looks. I was considering these with the cheaper ebay lowers myself.

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Upper arms
Global west with Polyurethane bushings "yes or no" It will be street strip on a 67 camaro but mostly street. Will they make noise or bind up etc. I know everyone will say the dela-lum bushings but i am trying to budget my build as much as possible. This car will be driven alot just for fun so i am not looking for perfection just looks and better ride. And i am not doing the G-mod and i am not buying the SPC arms.
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Not sure if Poly bushing will or will not be noisy but I do know for sure that dela-lum will not be noisy. I have GW upper/lower with dela-lum on my 68. Car handling really improved in my case.

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Im not sure of your answer, but curious why not the SC&C arms with the tall balljoint? From my research these are the only arms the correct improper steering geometry. I thought the other tubular a-arms like globals, are all just for looks. I was considering these with the cheaper ebay lowers myself.

Well the price for one because its like crack, you see the first stage then you want the next and the next. I would love them but i want the stage two with upper and lower ball joints and that is more than i am willing to spend. I thought the globals had the 6* more whatever to help it out. Plus on the SC&C arms there are no bump stops on the upper which i dont like because i live in louisiana and our roads are crap.
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Who is SC & C ? what is their web address ?
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Well the price for one because its like crack, you see the first stage then you want the next and the next. I would love them but i want the stage two with upper and lower ball joints and that is more than i am willing to spend. I thought the globals had the 6* more whatever to help it out. Plus on the SC&C arms there are no bump stops on the upper which i dont like because i live in louisiana and our roads are crap.
First off, tall lower ball joints are for A body cars, not F body cars. Lowers do nothing to improve geometry, so spend your money on Del-a-lum bushings for factory lowers.
Second-
If you are worried about hitting the UPPER bumpstops while city driving, you just got air borne by a good foot plus. Not going to happen unless you live in Hazard County running moonshine.

for the other guy:
www.scandc.com

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 10, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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First off, tall lower ball joints are for A body cars, not F body cars. Lowers do nothing to improve geometry, so spend your money on Del-a-lum bushings for factory lowers.
Second-
If you are worried about hitting the UPPER bumpstops while city driving, you just got air borne by a good foot plus. Not going to happen unless you live in Hazard County running moonshine.

for the other guy:
www.scandc.com

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First off thanks i did not know that about the lowers, as i am waiting for a call back from mark at SC&C. And i dont want stock lowers i know it does nothing to have aftermarket lowers but i like the look and i just want them.

Second if your ever down around lake arthur LA. or Gueydan La. and you hit the craters in these rodes you would understand. Black top rodes and not pretty highways. No moonshine but not far from hazard county. I do like them and if i would decide on them i would put a limit strap. I just put not the SC&C because i already read up everything in the threads and figured i would not waste anyones time on it, plus i am still waiting for Mark to call me.

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