Speedway Front Tubular Control Arm Kit

scarborough

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Now that is for the uppers only, at one time there was a kit available that had the uppers and lowers together.

And I guess the kit isn't available any longer.
I considering purchasing those same arms for my 87 cutlass. the sale person i talk to at speedway said the lowers are out of stock until sept. the other problem I've run into is the alignment shops I contacted said they could not do and alignment.
also I'm wondering if the stock control arm spec can be use to align the tubular arms.
the impression I got from them is that they didn't know either. it may a good ideal to check your local alignment shop in your area to see if they can.
so now I'm thinking of just going back with the stock arms since its just a daily. there's not a lot of mechanic around that can work on these old cars.
 

57 Handyman

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When I went to get my Elky aligned, I made sure the alignment specialist was an old school guy who cut his teeth on older vehicles. The reason you have problems like you experienced is nowadays most alignment shops only rely on computerized alignment racks. So, although I had alignment specifications from SC&C, the alignment mechanic.was able to use his experience and knowledge to dial-in the front suspension on my car. I don't have the specs handy at the moment but will be happy to post them later.

I suggest you ask around and find a place with older mechanics.
 
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uneek1976

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I have a guy who has a shop out in Michigan that actually just got a new alignment machine. He's a gbody and car enthusiasts, so I can leave that part for him
 

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Now that is for the uppers only, at one time there was a kit available that had the uppers and lowers together.

And I guess the kit isn't available any longer.
Wow, that’s the cheapest I’ve ever seen these. I wonder how the compare to others?
 
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g3chevy

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Just purchased these Speedway Motors control arms about a month ago. 3 days later I got the recall notice so I shipped them back. Here is what they had to fix due to several failures they were aware of.

 
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Sweet_Johnny

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Here is what they had to fix due to several failures they were aware of.
Thank you very much for this information! I decided quite a while back that these would be the perfect choice to suit my needs, but when it came time to buy there were none to be found. It seems I just might get them after all, assuming they go back into production.
 

Irishspring46

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A big problem with the stock upper A arms is the angle of the upper balljoint mounting pad is not conductive for tall balljoints, its angled for stock balljoints. Some of the aftermarket arms have corrected mounting pad angles for tall upper balljoints. There are also upper balljoint wedge shims to allow the use of tall balljoints on stock upper control arms. Though I don't know how much the wedge shims would affect clearence between the stock upper control nose to the wheel rim.
So I can’t use tall upper ball joints in a stock upper arm?
 

Clone TIE Pilot

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So I can’t use tall upper ball joints in a stock upper arm?

You can use special wedge shims to help correct the angle of the tall balljoints on stock arms. The lip on the end of the stock arms may require some grinding.
 

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