Summit Rear Control Arms

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by JKady, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. JKady

    JKady Active Member

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    Anyone used the Summit Racing branded rear control arms? My bushings are toast and if I'm gonna change em of course I want to upgrade at the same time. I was considering just boxing the stockers and adding poly bushings + Steeda or Moroso bearings in the uppers at the axle, but these are so damn cheap that if they're worth a damn they're worth the little extra cash just in time/labor saved. I and people I know have had good luck with other Summit branded products but the forums seem very quiet on these control arms. What gives? And yes, I know MM is the best, but they are not in the budget.
     
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    I can't vouch for the summit rear control arms, however I have had great luck with my summit "pro-kit" springs. Summit usually re-brands another product with their own name, your best bet is to research where these lower control arms originate from and look at that company's reviews.
     
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    If your low hp daily then go for it. I have about 450whp and I've already destroyed one upper launching it hard. It split the bushing and oblonged the end. Luckily I had an extra set. I still check them here and there and I'm seeing it to start doing it again.
     
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    What tires? Prepped track or street?
     
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    Well it's not a drag car and is low HP (Bolt-on 5.0) at the moment so that shouldn't be a big concern for me.
     
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    Street and mt et streets.
     
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    Damn... Intense