- 1973-77 Chevelle, El Camino, Malibu, and Monte Carlo, GTO, Lemans, T-37, Cutlass, 442, Century, Regal, Seville, Phoenix, Ventura, Omega
TLC lower control arms for standard springs and coilover applications are similar to our G-Plus control arm design. The control arm bushings are different as well as the sway bar attachment points and additional plates required for the sway bar have been removed in order to lighten up the control arm. Weight savings is minimal using the lower arm because of the tubing wall thickness required. The weight savings on a set of four is mainly through the upper control arms. The overall weight saving using all four is 8 pounds. Lower arms are considered load carriers and are "beefed up" to handle wheel stands and extreme loads. The liability issue of using super light lower control arms in-lieu of saving weight increases exponentially on 3000 plus pound cars. Here at Global West we feel it is not worth piling up a race car over 5 pounds when the lower arm collapses from a wheel stand. Besides, Global West tubular arms have far greater benefits through geometry and bushing design. Purchases should not be based on weight overall when other factors are involved.
TLC Lower Control Arms for standard springs: Part # TLC-37L Note: TLC standard spring lower arms feature a unique rotating spring perch for indexing. This is beneficial if you have trimmed your coil spring for setting ride height.
New Lower arm Hardware Part # 4004