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Old 01-17-2012, 05:07 PM
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Tubular control arms in Chevy C10 worth it?

1) Can anyone tell me if upper & lower tubular control arms in Chevy C10 worth the cost?
2) Do they really improve handling like the manufacturers claim?
3) In order to lower a C10, are lowering control arms a better way to go, or drop spindles.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:11 PM
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Yes it is worth it

Yes, not only are they light and stronger but also make your suspension more rigid and strong, but also much better looking. I Just posted a thread about my tubular Aarms and lowered spindles I ordered for my duster. I would use the dropped spindles and depending on how low you wanna go maybe also arms. Spindles should bring you two inches lower If you want more than that either cut the springs or get the arms. I would say go all out and get willwood disk brakes and new rims and tires. Stopping faster can only be a good thing in that truck. The other thing you mentioned was the cost, Yah it can get steep, Chevys are cheaper than my mopar but that not by much. Just to give you an idea, Im around 2600 into my front end- New tubular A arms 2 inch dropped spindles 12.19 inch disk brakes new rims and tires and all the odds and ends. Check my thread for a more detailed explaination. My motto is anytime you can upgrade your vehical I say do it. Either that or go drive some sissy *** toyota and look like a french man......
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I would do the spindles if your main objective is lower it (mostly for looks)

if you are trying to make it handle way better (autocross type racing)
I would do a lot more homework on the actual susp. geometry of the aftermarket pieces you are looking at, and how it works
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