Originally Posted by Red Rocket racing
I am looking to upgrade the stock rear control arms on a 71 454 5 speed Chevelle. What do you guys like???
What do reccomend for rear shocks as well???
Thanks in advance for any help.
Any of the tubular arms are equivalent. The thing to watch out for is polyurethane bushings. The A-body rear suspension geometry imparts a twist to the upper arms as the suspension moves. The stock rubber bushings are soft enough to accommodate this twist without problems. Stiff aftermarket arms with polyurethane bushings will bind the suspension, leading to an awful ride. If anything, get the upper arms with a metal monoball on the forward end. This eliminates the binding and provides much better handling control.