Global West's coilover tubular lower arms (for the 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977 Chevelle, El Camino, Malibu, and Monte Carlo) allow QA-1, Afco, and Air Ride technology components to bolt directly on.
The arms are pre-assembled and are supplied with: ball joints, bump stops, and top-of-the-line Del-a-lum bushings. They are designed to handle the increased load being placed through the shock attachment points versus the conventional stock spring location.
We took a good look at the stock lower arm and the installation of a coilover kit in place of the standard spring, which installs on the top of the control arm, not from underneath. We felt we needed a control arm specifically designed to handle the load of a coilover application. The design of the lower arm would also clean up the appearance, showing off the coilover kit.
When to use Coilover or Stock:
The lower control arms are designed to support a standard shock and spring combination. In many cases, keeping the stock shock and spring configuration gives you more travel for lift than a coilover.
The advantage using a coilover is adjustable ride height and easy spring rate change; however, if the car requires a lot of lift, a coilover can restrict the travel. The decision of buying a coilover should be based on how good the rear end is working. Many times people will buy front end parts for a rear end problem.
So what is the answer? If you have to tie the front end down to get the car to perform properly, then you can get away with a coilover because you do not need the upward travel. If you need every inch of movement you can get in the front end to make the rear end hook, then you should stay with the stock spring and shock combination.
- For coilover applications only
- Doubling plates are used in the loaded areas where the shock bolts to the arm to handle the increased load being placed through the shock attachment points versus the conventional stock spring location.
- Cross tubes support the loaded shock mounting area and outside main tubes.
- The sway bar mounting plate adds support to the ball joint area.
- Straps are used around the bushing housings, strengthening the housing to the tube.
- Del-A-Lum bushings are a direct replacement for rubber or polyurethane control arm bushings. They are perfect for street or race applications. This unique design provides smooth performance without squeaks or bind. Designed to last over 100,000 miles. Whether on the street or on the track, Del-A-Lum bushings will give you optimum performance and control.
- The arms are pre-assembled
- Standard ball joints are used so they can be serviced anywhere.
- bump stops
New Lower arm Hardware order Part # 4004