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    Get Them Before They're All GONE!

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:04 pm

    Holy Smokes!!  They're on sale!!!  No kidding, grab a set before they're all gone!!

    Second Gen 9C1 rear lower control arms.




    It comes as a COMPLETE KIT!!  Here's what you get:



    These IMO are the absolute best and easiest installed improvement to your cars handling you can buy for under $50!!  At that price I might buy a set just to have them for my next B-body, lol!


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    Re: Get Them Before They're All GONE!

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:35 pm

    I just bought a set!, ran me $60 after tax and shipping


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    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:24 pm

    just got the kit in the mail today! looks good, at first i thought they were rusty but its just the red powder from the bushings. I might order a few more just to have them.




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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:56 pm

    Looking good Bro! I can't wait to see 'em on your car!

    LOL, because there'll be a day when these are no longer available, I bought a set just to have them too.  Smile 


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    Post  oldsbuickhybrid on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:41 pm

    Just wondering, what advantage do these have over OEM control arms? Are they boxed, poly bushings? Also, is the part number the one in the pic?


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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:53 pm

    oldsbuickhybrid wrote:Just wondering, what advantage do these have over OEM control arms?  Are they boxed, poly bushings?  Also, is the part number the one in the pic?

    They're the 2nd design which have the sway bar bolts coming down from the top instead of the weaker 1st design that have the bolts on the sides.

    Most importantly though, they're new with zero miles on them or the bushings, for under $50. (It's almost guaranteed that your bushings are worn.)

    Yes, that is the part number in the pic. Most dealerships will tell you they're no longer available but GMPD still has a few sets left. Once they're gone, they're all gone.


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    Post  oldsbuickhybrid on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:54 am

    Sweet Seventy9 wrote:
    They're the 2nd design which have the sway bar bolts coming down from the top instead of the weaker 1st design that have the bolts on the sides.  

    Most importantly though, they're new with zero miles on them or the bushings, for under $50.  (It's almost guaranteed that your bushings are worn.)

    Yes, that is the part number in the pic.  Most dealerships will tell you they're no longer available but GMPD still has a few sets left.  Once they're gone, they're all gone.
    Ah.  Thanks for the answer, and at a bit less than $50, this is a great deal.


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    Post  oldsbuickhybrid on Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:08 am

    Just bought a set as well to replace my lowers (one of which I just found out was bent). Cool The price seems to have gotten just a bit higher though. I ended up paying $70 for them shipped to Texas. Still a great deal though. I checked on just the price of the bushings, and they were between $30 and $40 for the set. So $70 shipped for arms, bushings, and hardware is a bargain.

    Thanks again for the heads up.


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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:56 pm

    Yep, a lot of people are driving around with at least one bent LCA and don't even know it. On my last car I never knew my left one was bent until I removed it to replace it.

    If you look at the last pic Bbody posted above, you can see the 4 plates I mentioned in your swaybar thread. You'll use them plus the bolts with the sleeves.



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    Part #10289786 Lower control arms kit.

    Post  terry cronk on Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:34 am

    I just purchased this kit.

    With shipping to Michigan was $72 and change.

    Now I wonder if there is an upper arms kit?

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    Post  Myloth on Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:21 pm

    Southside makes a set of Uppers for $135 I bought the complete set and the quality is there. The lowers you bought are

    fine even when compared to the lowers I have. But the factory Uppers are a joke very lightweight and weak so I think the

    $135 is justified to replace them. Honestly I think B bodies out of the box seem to have a soft ride because of the flex in

    those factory Uppers mine don't flex and you can tell the difference in ride and cornering it is rather HUGE.

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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:22 pm

    You have to be super careful when using adjustable upper arms.  They are not recommended for regular street usage.  If your adjustments are even the slightest bit off it will throw off the geometry and cause severe binding.  You wont even know it until something breaks.  They also can mess up the pinion angle and make you go through lots of u-joints.  Trust me, stick to non-adjustable arms.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:51 pm

    Sweet Seventy9 wrote:You have to be super careful when using adjustable upper arms.  They are not  recommended for regular street usage.  If your adjustments are even the slightest bit off it will throw off the geometry and cause severe binding.  You wont even know it until something breaks.  They also can mess up the pinion angle and make you go through lots of u-joints.  Trust me, stick to non-adjustable arms.
    Ill second that if your not careful but ive had worn our mounts cause issues too. but ive raced these cars on both dirt and asphalt an theyll take a beating before components break


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    Post  terry cronk on Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:47 pm

    Can someone show what order the bolts for the sway go in on the arms?

    From top down? Or bottom up? I assume the cross "U" brackets on top?

    Appreciate the pictures.

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    Post  JrJc66 on Mon May 30, 2016 9:40 pm

    Will these fit and/or would you recommend them for an 86 pontiac parisienne wagon?
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Mon May 30, 2016 10:15 pm

    JrJc66 wrote:Will these fit and/or would you recommend them for an 86 pontiac parisienne wagon?

    No. Wagons use different control arms.


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    Post  JrJc66 on Mon May 30, 2016 10:18 pm

    Thanks for the quick response. Have another quick question for you. Will the 94-96 impala SS springs work on my car? If so, would you have a part number by chance? Thanks

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