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Old 08-23-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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After market rear control arms?

I have just come to find that the area where the stock tie rod ends on the pfadt rear sway bar attach has literally been torn away. the stock control arms are toast.

Anyone make after market control arms?
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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There are quite a few, BMR, Pfadt are just a few.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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If you want to put a stock arm back on you can...there is a tab reinforcement out.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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I have just come to find that the area where the stock tie rod ends on the pfadt rear sway bar attach has literally been torn away. the stock control arms are toast.

Anyone make after market control arms?
So, what your saying is your rear Pfadt Sway Bar End Links ripped their mounting tab loose on the rear lower control arm....right? Yes, it happens. It's a pretty common thing. There are a couple different companies that do make reinforcement tabs to "beef-up" that mounting tab. This is an inexpensive fix and will allow you to purchase and use OEM control arms. Or, like you mentioned, you can buy aftermarket rear lower control arms. As far as I know BMR and Spohn are the only companies that make them.....BMR being FAR more popular (and for good reason).
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #5
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Thanks. Pfadt did not have any so bmr looks to be the winner
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #6
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I just put in the new GM lower control arms as I had torn out both sides on mine.
The plate thickness on the original lower arms was .120", the newer ones are .180".
50% thicker, so GM knows the weakness.
Adding the Pfadt support plates will beef it up even more.

With the new control arms you can go with the ZL sway bar latter if you want, they accept both FE3 and FE4.
Lower control arm part no. 20942237 $57.69 CDN each at my dealership.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:05 AM   #7
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The factory arms are good, but they do leave a bit to be desired on the end link tabs. We do offer the Pfadt end link reinforcement tabs.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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Same thing happened to mine worh pfadt sport sways on my 2010. Go with the 2012 GM FE4 style LCAs, very worth it, with pfadt ZL spec sways, what a night and day differance
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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I've got the BMR Level III suspension and the Spohn LCA's. I haven't laid hands on the BMR's but the Spohn's are hefty and well constructed and they installed without issues. No complaints.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:46 AM   #10
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We build both non-adjustable and adjustable rear lower control arms for the Camaro depending on your needs. Also if you were on a tighter budget and wanted to go back with another factory lower control arm we have end link mounting braces which considerably strengthen that end link mounting plate.

BMR non-adjustable lower control arms (TCA028)


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BMR end link mounting braces for the factory control arms (ELK009)
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