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Username Post: Global West VS CPP Tubular Control Arms        (Topic#358932)
HYPR 
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11-25-19 10:28 AM - Post#2780924    

Hi guys,
I am trying to get some review/opinions on the upper and lower Tubular Control Arms from Global West VS CPP.
I would prefer to hear from those who have actually owned or are driving their Tri-5 with these. Both appear to be quality products but there is a huge difference in pricing.
Thank you,
Bob

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Rick_L 
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11-25-19 01:27 PM - Post#2780935    
    In response to HYPR

The Global West arms have had a problem in the past of interfering with a power steering box such as a CPP500 or Borgeson. I don't know if they've addressed this in the more recent past or not.

I do not trust any kind of part from CPP any more.

Consider Heidts.



 
5Larry7 
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11-25-19 04:03 PM - Post#2780943    
    In response to Rick_L

FWIW, I have a set of CPP lower control arms on my '57 Chevy. During installation I noticed there was no stop for the steering. This concerned me so I called CPP and was told it was not needed. I felt it was so I welded on my own stops, I did not want the steering to have a chance to go over center. I have a set of Global West A arms (upper and lower), on my Studebaker which has a '68 Camaro front clip on it. I am happy with them and they bolted on without any hassle. I know this is not an exact comparison, but I thought I would pass on what I know. I agree there is a big price difference, but I believe in the quality of the Global West products.

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HYPR 
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11-26-19 03:59 AM - Post#2780975    
    In response to 5Larry7

Thanks for the reply, yes I noticed that neither the Global West or Or CCP have turning stops welded onto the lower arms.
I also looked at the ones sold by Southwest Performance Products also don’t have this either. I suppose this is something I will need to weld on if needed which isn’t a huge deal.

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11-26-19 08:09 AM - Post#2780985    
    In response to HYPR

If the comparisons are close please remember that CPP has been a sponsor of the site for many many years.

Don't forget to mention ChevyTalk if you call.

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5Larry7 
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11-26-19 01:24 PM - Post#2781010    
    In response to HYPR

I went to the Global West website and here is a link to their lower A arms. Check the smaller photos it shows their Adjustable steering stop.

https://www.globalwest.net/1955-1956-1957-chevy- be...

'57 210, 327 cid, Holley MPFI, 700R4, A/C & more.
'51 Studebaker Starlite coupe, 350, TH400, GV OD.
'96 Replica of a 1950's Teardrop Trailer.


 
HYPR 
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11-27-19 07:06 AM - Post#2781052    
    In response to 5Larry7

  • 5Larry7 Said:
I went to the Global West website and here is a link to their lower A arms. Check the smaller photos it shows their Adjustable steering stop.

https://www.globalwest.net/1955-1956-1957-chevy- be...



My mistake for overlooking that. Thanks Larry!
It also looks like a really simple modification to add to virtually any set of arms. A spacer tapped with threads welded to the lower and a bolt. Just add additional spacers for adjustment. NICE!


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5Larry7 
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11-27-19 09:08 AM - Post#2781066    
    In response to HYPR

  • HYPR Said:
  • 5Larry7 Said:
I went to the Global West website and here is a link to their lower A arms. Check the smaller photos it shows their Adjustable steering stop.

https://www.globalwest.net/1955-1956-1957-chevy- be...



My mistake for overlooking that. Thanks Larry!
It also looks like a really simple modification to add to virtually any set of arms. A spacer tapped with threads welded to the lower and a bolt. Just add additional spacers for adjustment. NICE!




Actually I did a similat thing with my Global West lower A arms on my Camaro front clip. The arms had steering stops, but I wanted a better turning radius. So I cut part of the welded on stop and tapped it so I could put a bolt in there and adjust the turning radius. I got the better turning radius I wanted with no tire rubbing or suspension interference.

'57 210, 327 cid, Holley MPFI, 700R4, A/C & more.
'51 Studebaker Starlite coupe, 350, TH400, GV OD.
'96 Replica of a 1950's Teardrop Trailer.


 
HYPR 
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11-27-19 11:07 AM - Post#2781080    
    In response to 5Larry7

I spoke with my son who owns a welding and fabrication shop and he suggested that a tab can be made with a capture for a nut. Much simpler and less powder coat removal.
Simple for adjusting just add spacers or shims behind the bolt.
He recommended using a .50” Stainless lock head bolt. This way no lock washer needed. Simply add a rubber stopper over the hex head. Nice and clean.

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