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I saw these LCAs on E-Bay...

90-96 IMPALA SS/CAPRICE LOWER CONTROL ARMS EX

Are these any good? The price seems pretty good...are they 1/2" or 3/4", does anyone know for sure?
Lastly, I know this has been asked over a million times, but here it is one more time...

if I put on LCAs that are only extended 1/2", then I should be OK with a stock DS, correct?

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Rob
 
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You'll still need extended uppers, whether they are 1/2" or 3/4". As for what they are, email the seller...


As for needing a DS with the the shorter ones, it can go either way.
 
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I've never ever seen that design before... I don't think I'd want to be the first to use them either... Stay clear of them.. You get what you pay for is my honest opinion.

If you go with extended lowers, you will also need extended uppers... Then you SHOULD get a longer driveshaft...
 
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And I wouldn't buy from a seller who only offers the lowers in the extended length. You definately need the uppers as well. The design looks like Hotchkis but the Hotchkis are only extended 1/2"
 
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I e-mailed this guy a while back, he replied with some specs & prices. He uses .120 wall square tubing for lowers, and makes them in 3/4" extended length. The adjustable uppers are priced at $150, so for $235 + shipping you've got a decent set of CA's. He quoted me $37 shipping into Canada, so continental US points should be about 2/3's of that.
He runs a fab shop in Barberton, OH, and caters to the speedy-go-fast crowd. I found three folks who have used his shop for work in the past, and all of them raved about the quality, workmanship & service. Happy racers are a guy's best advertising...
 
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Is there even a bushing in those arms???

Compare those to the ones I just intalled:


This pic doesn't show the greaseable poly bushings, or the pre-intalled grease fittings.

They are from KCI Fabrication, btw, and I think their price is comparable for the set...
 
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WTF? "billet aluminum bushings with steel inserts" Is this for real?

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Yea theyre called Del-A-Lum bushings, Global West makes them, pretty sweet from what ive heard
 
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Note that the Del-a-lums have a bit more to them than being billet aluminum with steel inserts.

Del-a-lums are quiet. All metal bushings have their use, but "quiet in a street car" does not come CLOSE to describing them
 
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Originally posted by Roadmonster96:
Yea theyre called Del-A-Lum bushings, Global West makes them, pretty sweet from what ive heard
Yes they are :D ...and quiet like Ed said :cool: !

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there is a post of them in the vendor section about them. i think it's a good deal.
 
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check with KAOTIC_SS here, i believe he is the one who is making them.
 
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Originally posted by GW9C1:
check with KAOTIC_SS here, i believe he is the one who is making them.
The bars that the post was about are not the ones we are producing.However the post in the VENDORS section and in SUSPENSION (

http://impalassforum.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=16;t=002986 )

is about our KCI bars. I did notice these "other" bars a few weeks after i started building ours and selling them on ebay. Im not going to comment on build quality or reliability of the topic bars since i have nothing to base it on other than a picture, but based solely on a pic. they dont seem like something worth writing home about. they are not del a lums bushings, theyre sleeves within a sleeve, heck they arent even equipped with grease zerks. Anyway, Our KCI bars are a whole different animal in my opinion. i have sold a couple of sets locally and recently shipped out many sets to many US destinations so hopefully more rave reviews will start popping up about the KCI bars. The main thing to remember is that the KCI ones were built, designed , perfected and tested by a b-body owner.
 
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