Looking at tubular upper control arms, need some suggestions

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 1971CamaroGuy, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

    Oct 31, 2004
  2. carr911

    carr911 Veteran Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    Tampa, FL
    And they have all the Geometry Changes/Upgrades
  3. 74BIBELOT

    74BIBELOT Veteran Member

    9EE753BF-16C4-454E-870C-D83BD0376EE3.png 56726752-F820-46AB-8559-A1F7CF597149.png I installed Global West with del-alum bushings and QA1 shocks on my 67 Camaro.
    Looks nice!
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  4. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

    May 19, 2000
    Los Angeles
    I found some used Performance Online UCA's on ebay that came with Delrin bushings. Got ~6 deg caster out of them (compared to the 1.5-2 deg absolute max I was able to squeeze out of the stock arms).

    For the most part, on a street car, you're looking to get rid of the sloppy rubber bushings and be able to dial in a decent amount of caster. I know there's more to it than that for A-arm geometry, but was trying to keep the cost down as much as possible so took a chance on them.

    But for a street car, they're fantastic. Between those UCA's, the Y-braces (or G-braces as they're sometimes called), and the recent Borgeson steering shaft upgrade, the car is a phenomenal performer for street use. Car stays glued to the road, stable, and arrow straight at ~100 mph (with no indication that anything would imminently change if I went even faster).

    Now, I don't know if I swapped them out for UMI or Global West or one of the other more well-known brands, would I notice any improvement over these (again, for a exclusively street driven car)? My guess is probably not (at least not enough to warrant the expense anyway).

    Would a track car notice the difference? Possibly... Could I squeeze a little more improvement out of going to lower control ams too? Probably...

    But I'm not going to spend 3 to 4 times the money on a-arms when the difference between them will never be realized. I'd much rather put that money into other things. If I got 80-90% of the total possible improvement with just the UCA's I bought, I'm happy...
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
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  5. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2002
    Rustburg, Va
    I took the PTFB G-Braces off my car...may decide to sell them if anyone is interested. My forward swept turbo headers wouldn't fit with the braces installed. I could tell a huge difference when jacking the car up and letting the car down onto the jackstands placed behind the front tire...the ole Camaro front end droop was nearly non-existent after the install.
  6. ks71z28

    ks71z28 Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    chico, ca, usa

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