What's the best choice for upper/lower control arms?

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    I'm in the market for some U/L control arms. Currently I have my eye on the following sets from latemodelrestoration.com

    BBK $309.99
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    UPR $214.99
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    LRS $149.99
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    It will mostly be a street application with little track use (once a year?), but I want it to be durable because I'm constantly hitting potholes and railroads in disrepair. Plus I like to do some spirited driving every now and then. I don't want to have to replace these for a long, long time and I want the best bang for the buck. In that case, would the UPR ones be the best option? Or is BBK's quality that much better? Or are they all the same and I should just go for the cheapest ones from LRS? Thanks!
     
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    definatly get the dbl adj uppers. as for the lowers, I personally like the SSM lift bars.my car hook real consistant and rides great too
     
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    You are gonna get a MILLION different opinions on this. Do you want a road race type of setup, or a drag race setup?


    For me, my Max Motorsports adjustables and Ford HD uppers is the best combo i decided to run. Others will disagree
     
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    Probably more of a road race setup. Are any of the three I listed good?
     
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    Depends?
    UPR "has a reputation". Enough said.

    As stated, especially for road racing, go with MM.
    Or, please, please list me in your will! :)

    IMHO, UPR and road racing, and me listed in that person's will means a guaranteed payout in the future. ;) Gee, and many people don't have anything nice to say about UPR. Heck, UPR helps reduce the surface population, and provide more work to hospitals and funeral homes. In short, UPR is helping to spur the economy. :)


    BTW:
    Check out the first search result on the following search:
    UPR A-arm = GARBAGE - Google Search

    That's all *I* will say about UPR and their products.

    FWIW, I go with MM stuff.
    Gee, I guess I'm not into my giving additional work to hospitals and funeral homes. :)
     
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    Hmmm ok...I won't really be doing any road racing. Will a cheaper set suffice for me? I doubt I'll ever really take it to the track. It'll be my only daily driver.

    Plus I'm looking to save some money -_-
     
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    The MM lowers says 'control arm' (singular)... I do get both of them though, right? Or are they THAT expensive. /noob question
     
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    i have had great luck with steeda upper and lowers
     
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    i got a set of steeda alum. lca's off of ebay for about half of what they cost new and have nothing but good things to say about them.
     
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    You get both of them. I'm running the same mms arms you have in the pick + the FRPP uppers and couldn't be more happy. MMS is top notch for all of thier products and well proven, next would be griggs. If you don't all ready have them make sure to put the MMS sub frame connectors on your list..a must have. All the others are pretty much sub par IMHO and all follow the same formula, at that point just go in the frpp catalog and by a set of thier lower arms..they are all pretty much the same. look at the mms arms in the pic you have and then look at the others..nuff said.
     
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    PS don't ditch the quads either. It's hit or miss if you need them.

    With my MM arms and Ford uppers...i had wheel hop and had to keep them
     
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    Another vote for MM, not just for the superior handling, but for the quality & durability of the construction. Control arms are NOT parts you want to fail when driving on the street, & MM parts are the most durable on the market. PLUS, the spherical bearing on the axle side of the LCA allows for proper articulation, while LCA's with all poly bushings cause binding. On a street & handling application, stock uppers are the way to go because once again, poly bushings will cause bind. For drag racing, poly bushings are fine though...
     
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    i say he tries it, i didnt have any wheel hop when i had JUST the lowers on the car
     
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    I thought you made a thread about the bushings in your MM LCA's failing?


    Anyways, I'd go with the LRS for 149.99. I had a similar off-brand on my black notch and they made all my wheel hop go away. I spent the big money on Mega Bite Jr's for my Cobra and Hack Job. What a waste...didn't notice anything better than my black notch.

    I just went with Brentech's from Brothers Performance for my current modfox swap. 139.95 shipped for LCA's. I went with stock uppers. I've said this many times....my tuner runs stock UCA's on his notch and run's 9.00's @ 158MPH.
     
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    Yeah its also to do with hes got pretty much everything needed to run a TA setup but doesnt have his TA on, so they are gonna bind when you start to push the car hard on the street, combine that with how far his car is lowered and you'll get bind no matter what
     
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    I did, & yes my poly bushings did fail more than once, BUT, my car is too low, with stiff coilover springs in the rear & a panhard bar. All of this combined with not having the TA installed caused my rear suspension to bind, thus causing bushing failure. For what its worth, my stock rubber diff bushings were also shot, which is more evidence that my car was experiencing suspension bind in the rear. But I would rather have a bushing fail than a weld... My car was over 2" lower than stock BTW. With the TA installed, or the PHB removed with the stock 4 link, none of this wouldve happened.
     
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    thats fine cause April you'll be down here right, we'll get that thing installed
     
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    I WILL be there, but I will get it installed before then. Can't stand to drive the car down there without it...
     
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    oh right on then, we'll hit up the canyons while you're here :nice:
     
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