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58-64 Chevy front control arms

Was looking at buying front control arms for my car. I know that there area few different manufactures making them. Just wondering anyone had any experience with one or another.

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I have AirRide upper in the 59.

To me---something is not quite right, I can only get 1* pos caster out of them and -1/2* camber.

This is with no shims in the front position, and 3/8"+ in the rear.
With them bolted up with no shims
about 2-3* pos camber and 2-3* neg caster.

Could be the aftermarket drop spindles---but I doubt it, as the stock uppers could bring the car into alignment much easier.

Only reason I went with the tubular uppers (at the time, AirRideTech was the only option----more vendors now), was for some extra clearance between the driver front bushing area to my #1 exhaust port.

I have a 454 in the car and even with the Sanderson Cast Iron headers, there is only about 3/8" clearance between the arm and the header.

Stock arms were almost touching the exhaust.
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I have McGuaghey's dropped spindles and front and rear coil springs. I also have the 605 steering box and going to bolt on front and rear swaybars. Everything I read about the aftermarket control arms is that they are reengineered for a better alingnment for use with radial tires and todays speeds. Not sure if they are worh the money or are they just another marketing gimic.
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