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Upper and Lower Position, Tubular Control Arm Style

  • Heavy duty tubular design and black powder coated finish is the perfect addition to any resto-mod build
  • New greaseable ball joints come pre-installed and are OEM replacement designs making service parts readily available
  • Greaseable Delrin bushings virtually eliminate flex and reduce friction to improve handling while remaining squeak free
  • Polyurethane spring pad properly locates the spring and drops the ride height approximately 1" compared to stock control arms
  • Lower control arms have sway bar mounting brackets allowing simple installation of a sway bar to further enhance handling performance

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Key Specs

MFG. Part #91095557
BrandSpeedway Motors
PositionUpper and Lower
Control Arm StyleTubular

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  • Strong tubular construction with durable gloss black powder coat protection
  • Control arms feature greasable Delrin bushings and OEM-style ball joints preinstalled
  • Fits 1955-1957 hardtop, sedan, and station wagon models
  • Ride height is 1-inch lower with these tubular lower control arms compared to stock
  • Control arms can be used with coil springs or with coilover kits
  • Polyurethane coil spring pad included can be shimmed to raise ride height
  • Polyurethane bump stops are included for both upper and lower control arms
  • Includes sway bar end link brackets welded to lower arms to attach end links to
  • Billet steel cross shaft for strength with grease fittings for easy servicing

Improve Your Tri Five Chevy’s Handling with a Bolt-On Control Arm Upgrade

Your Tri Five Chevy, be it a base 210 sedan or the much sought-after Bel Air, uses the same front suspension configuration mounted to a perimeter frame. The production front upper and lower control arms use traditional stamped steel assemblies fitted with a coil spring and a shock absorber for dampening. These pieces provided a fairly decent ride 60 plus years ago on bias-ply tires. However, today’s world is vastly different. We want our classic cars to handle, fit big disc brakes, and wide sticky rubber. These stock stamped steel control arms can literally flex and fail under the cornering and braking forces applied to them, especially in a track environment and with a heavy full-frame car like the 1955-1957 Chevy. The last thing any enthusiast wants is a part failure that could potentially cause damage to their pride and joy (or worse, cause injuries). Updating your 1956 Chevy Bel Air parts with Speedway Motors’ beefy tubular control arms strengthens and enhances your classic car’s handling.

Stamped Versus Tubular, The Benefits of Our Control Arms Are Obvious

As we stated earlier, a stamped steel control arm invites lots of sloppiness into your suspension due to flexing and twisting. While a stamping is indeed stronger than a flat sheet of metal, tubing is stronger still. So, when creating tubular suspension with steel tubing you greatly increase the rigidity of the product, eliminating that slop from twisting and flexing. What does that mean for you behind the wheel? When it comes to tubular control arms vs stock stamped arms you dive into a corner on our tubular control arms your vehicle will go where you point it to. Getting down on that brake pedal for some extreme braking? Even your brakes will perform better since your tubular control arms aren’t flexing under that hard braking input.

These are the best tubular control arms for Tri Five suspension upgrades owners will find and feature robust DOM tubing that is fully welded and reinforced and finished in a show-quality gloss black powder coat. Due to the thickness and material diameters these 1955-1957 Chevy full size control arms do weigh more than the stock stamped control arms, but the small trade off in unsprung weight for the vast increase in strength makes it worth the small weight penalty.

We have fitted greasable Delrin bushings and OE-spec ball joints to our tubular A arms with easy access grease fittings to make maintenance a breeze. Polyurethane bump stops are included for both upper and lower arm assemblies and these control arms are compatible with stock-style shock absorbers or can be used with aftermarket coilover shocks. Fitting coilover shocks requires removal of the OE-style shock mounting nuts that are welded to the lower control arm spring pocket. We also recommend our coilover reinforcement plate to ensure the coilover shock is properly supported in the Speedway Tri Five control arms.

A Direct Bolt-In Solution That Is Easy to Install

These 57 chevy front suspension kits bolt into place using your original control arm’s mounting hardware. Additionally, we have provided a fabricated mounting tab for your sway bar end link if you choose to upgrade your Tri Five Chevy with an aftermarket front sway bar, such as our 1-inch sway bar kit. Lastly, we built a deep spring pocket in the stock location to allow ride height adjustments by simply adding user-supplied/fabricated shims under the included polyurethane spring pad.

The tubular upper control arms in our kit are a direct bolt-in solution as well using your original fasteners. We offer alignment shims for your upper control arms if your old shims are damaged or you need additional shims to set your alignment to your preferred specifications.

What more could you ask for from a set of bolt-on Speedway tubular control arms like these? Your classic car gains increased handling, lower ride height, performance bushings with minimal deflection, and more, all without the cost of upgrading to an aftermarket frame and the major work that entails. Speedway Motors offers plenty of Tri Five parts for your full-size Chevy’s restoration or modification too!

Specifications

KEY SPECS
MFG. Part #91095557
BrandSpeedway Motors
PositionUpper and Lower
Control Arm StyleTubular
GENERAL
Bushing MaterialDelrin
Ball Joint IncludedYes
Bushing IncludedYes
Hardware IncludedNo
FinishPowder Coated
ColorBlack
NotesMount center to center of ball joint is approximately 10.25"
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