1965-1970 Impala, Biscayne, Bel-Air, Caprice Tubular Front Lower Control Arms (Product Overview)
Impala, Biscayne, Bel-Air and Caprice Tubular Front Lower Control Arms (1965-1970) #CTA-50L
Global West Suspension manufactures front lower control arms for the 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1970 Impala, Biscayne, Bel-Air and Caprice. They are supplied with ball joints, special sway bar end links, and a spring cushion for indexing the coil.Global West Advantage:
Why a rotating spring mount?
- Strength: (Built out of 1-5/8 inch roll cage tubing )
- Reinforced sway bar pick up points
- Lower arm bump stops and steering are standard
- Cross bar supporting spring pocket
- Additional clearance is added through the middle of the arm for header tubes
- Traditional Global West straps are used at bushing housing locations for strength
- Control arms are powder coated black
There are a three reasons why we built a rotating spring pocket.
A lot of people cut the coil spring to obtain a desired ride height. When you cut the spring, the spring will no longer line up in the lower arm or upper frame mount . In some cases this can cause the spring to make noise rubbing on the edge of the pocket. In this case, the spring cushions solves the rubbing issue and by rotating it provides a way to re-index the spring.Second:
The spring will be loaded properly around the coil. Notice that most tubular lower control arms have a flat plate that the spring sits on. There really is no index. This places a lot of load at the very end of the coil spring rather than on the full coil. Over time, this will fatigue the coil spring and sag may occur.Third:
Ride height adjustments can be made by shimming under the spring pocket.