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Post by BBMALIBU on Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:41 am

1976 Malibu

Global West or Detroit Speed or Speedtech?

Has anyone installed front upper & lower control arms from Global West, Detroit Speed, or Speedtech?

Are anyone of these preferred over the other?  If so, why?

Any info will be appreciated.
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Re: Front Control Arms

Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:27 pm

I'm running ones from Global West. I don't have any comparison data, but I love mine.
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Post by BBMALIBU on Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:14 pm

74Malibu383 wrote:I'm running ones from Global West.

Any install issues?

And do you have any picture that you could post?

Thank you.
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Re: Front Control Arms

Post by 73ss on Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:45 pm

Looks like QA1 released some as well. I'm not running any at this time
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:15 am

I've never had the need for anything other than the stock ones. But one thing is to make sure they have the ability to have upper travel limiters. On a drag car its good to be able to adjust the upward travel limit.
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Post by BBMALIBU on Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:40 pm

bracketchev1221 wrote:On a drag car its good to be able to adjust the upward travel limit.  

DA shocks can help aid in this?
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:06 pm

No, the shocks will only change the rate of rise. The limiter actually STOPS upward travel and maintains the alignment. Having an adjustable limiter, basically allows you to tailor the travel to use the minimum travel to have the best 60'. No point in extending the front end as far as it can and going no faster. It also allows the front end to hang way up in the air going downtrack acting like a big sail in the air. Single adjustable shocks will work just fine because it is the upward rate that is adjusted. A DA front shock would help a wheelstanding car when it comes down to slow the downward rate when it hits the ground.
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Re: Front Control Arms

Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:12 pm

BBMALIBU wrote:
74Malibu383 wrote:I'm running ones from Global West.

Any install issues?

And do you have any picture that you could post?

Thank you.

No issues at all. Here's a few photos from a few years ago before the 6 piston calipers...

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