Global West Camaro Suspension - Shorten The Motions

With Trick Tubular Upper A-Arms For Fourth-Gen Camaros

Seth Millhollin Jul 1, 2001 0 Comment(s)
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To begin the swap the first thing we did was safely lift up the car and install heavy-duty jackstands under the frame rails. Then, the wheels came off to allow access to the front suspension system.

These specs are possible because of the use of the upper A-arms. They have been tried and tested by the R&D of Global West and will ultimately define the handling capabilities that you are looking for. The "racing" specs are just a starting point and may need slight adjustments depending on track conditions and configurations.

No model from Chevrolet has symbolized the theme of overall performance longer than the Camaro. For almost 35 years, the popular F-Body has attracted thousands of diehard Chevy enthusiasts, and for good reason. The car was designed as a hot rod from the start, and the aftermarket has gone to great strides to expand on that platform. We believe this fact is true and have brought back a former SUPER CHEVY project to outfit it with a new handling product that no F-Body should go with out. We're talking about trick tubular upper A-arms from Global West.

These new suspension components are a must for enthusiasts who enjoy bringing out the utmost in performance from their rides. Whether you are the type who enjoys carving up a few corners, or prefers burning down the quarter mile, this component provides a definite-and noticeable-improvement.

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Tubular A-arms from Global West not only look trick, they also provide a better design for those of us who like to get the most from our Fourth-Gen Camaros.

Camaros were-and still are-a solidly built machine from the factory, but everything has room for improvement. What these A-arms are designed to do is help provide the driver with a feeling of direct connection between the car and the road-a feeling that most drivers crave. They add that extra bit of handling and control that these cars should have had from the factory.

Global West has designed a simple, yet effective, component for the front suspension that is shorter than a stock part, and that's exactly the reason it works. The shorter tubular arm corrects the small problems with the frontend geometry, which includes the ability to have more negative camber, and slows down (but does not eliminate) the gain of positive camber. It also increases positive caster. What this means in terms of seat-of-the-pants feel is a dramatic increase in straight-line stability and better corner entry.

The well-built arms were designed to be teamed with the stock lower arm, which is strong enough to handle virtually any kind of punishment that can be thrown at it. Global West does offer a solution to those stock rubber bushings, and their inherent soft feel: a special kit (PN SP-7) consisting of spherical bearings that press into the stock location of the rubber bushings-again, simple and effective. The bearings are designed for low friction and zero deflection, which greatly improves overall performance of the car's frontend.

Let's not forget to mention about the bushings in the upper arms. They are Global West's Del-A-Lum bushing, which has proven to work effectively in helping the car's suspension to do its job in both on-, and off-road conditions. The Del-A-Lums freely rotate on a six-point contact surface, which helps eliminate all drag as the arms move through their arch. The easier the frontend is allowed to move, the better the car is going to handle. And as far as most Camaro enthusiasts are concerned, that's what's most important.




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