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Product Summary

Front Upper and Lower Position, Steel, Bushing Included

  • 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 retains the stock ride height
  • Lower control arms have sway bar mounting brackets and include new end links for installation of a stock or aftermarket sway bar

Comes as a Kit

Key Specs

MFG. Part #91036472
BrandSpeedway Motors
PositionFront Upper 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
  • Stock ride height is retained with these tubular lower control arms
  • Control arms can be used with stock 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 new heim joint sway bar end links to attach to your existing sway bar
  • Tubular upper control arms feature additional positive caster for improved handling
  • Billet steel cross shaft for strength with grease fittings for easy servicing
  • Lower control arm design requires disc brakes; drum backing plate interferes

Improve Your Chevelle or Other A-Body’s Handling with a Bolt-On Control Arm Upgrade

Your Chevelle, GTO, Olds 442, or other A-body utilize 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 50 plus years ago on bias-ply tires. However, today’s world is vastly different. We want our muscle 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. 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 GM pony car with Speedway Motors’ beefy Chevelle tubular control arms strengthens and enhances your muscle 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 Chevelle and A-body owners will find and feature a robust 1-5/8-inch diameter tubing for the tubular lower control arms and 1-1/4-inch tubing for the tubular upper control arms, both finished in a show-quality gloss black powder coat. Wall thickness of our tubular steel control arms is .120-inch on both the uppers and the lowers. Due to the thickness and material diameters these GM A body 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 Camaro control arms.

A Direct Bolt-In Solution That Is Easy to Install

Our tubular lower control arm bolts into place using your original control arm’s mounting hardware.If your fasteners have seen better days or went missing don’t worry, we offer a lower control arm bolt kit and lower control arm lock nut kit to keep your project from grinding to a halt. Revised sway bar end links with heim joint ends are included to provide an easy solution to retain your existing sway bar when installing our tubular lower control arms in this kit.

Due to the design of our tubular lower control arms, we highly recommend upgrading to disc brakes, as the drum brake backing plate interferes with the lower control arm and will require major surgery to retain your factory drum brakes up front. 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 arm in our kit features additional positive caster designed right into the control arm to enhance handling, including high speed stability and cornering. A direct bolt-in solution, we offer a replacement upper control arm mounting bolt and nut kit if your original fasteners should be damaged or have become lost. We also offer a nice alignment shim kit 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 muscle car gains increased handling, lower ride height, performance bushings with minimal deflection, and more, all without the cost of upgrading to an aftermarket subframe and the major work that entails.

Application

  • 1964-72 Chevy Chevelle Malibu
  • 1964-72 Chevy El Camino
  • 1970-72 Chevy Monte Carlo
  • 1964-72 Buick Skylark GS
  • 1964-72 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442
  • 1964-72 Pontiac Tempest/Lemans/GTO

Specifications

KEY SPECS
MFG. Part #91036472
BrandSpeedway Motors
PositionFront Upper and Lower
Control Arm StyleTubular
GENERAL
Material TypeSteel
Bushing MaterialDelrin
Ball Joint IncludedYes
Bushing IncludedYes
FinishPowder Coated
ColorBlack
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