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Username Post: Lower control arm bolt        (Topic#361005)
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Reg: 04-03-20
05-18-20 07:49 AM - Post#2794095    

Hey Everyone,

First post here, looking for some advice. I am in the process of rebuilding my front suspension and noticed that some of the threads on my lower control arm bolts were damaged when I removed them. The new Lower control arms I am installing have spherical bearings, so do you think it would OK to replace those eccentric LCA bolts with Similar size, but standard Grade 8 bolts, washers and nuts?

I know the eccentric bolts help with alignment, but I was thinking the spherical bearings sort of override that.

the install is on a 65 Impala, with LCAs from global west.

Any input is much appreciated, thank you.

Edited by jfio327 on 05-18-20 07:56 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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05-18-20 08:46 AM - Post#2794099    
    In response to jfio327

I'd say no. You absolutely need that alignment capability. Just find a better pair, or attempt to clean them up by running a die over the damage. Good luck regardless.

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05-20-20 04:34 AM - Post#2794254    
    In response to jfio327

I had to replace one of mine also, I got it from Rare Parts...They are expensive!!


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05-20-20 03:49 PM - Post#2794306    
    In response to jfio327

PM Me. I have a set of eccentrics sitting on my floor ten years now. It is time for them to go.

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05-20-20 05:11 PM - Post#2794317    
    In response to jfio327

Try thought I seen them on there a while back?

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06-03-20 11:43 AM - Post#2795562    
    In response to leon phelps

  • leon phelps Said:
PM Me. I have a set of eccentrics sitting on my floor ten years now. It is time for them to go.

Thank you, I found a pair on ebay for pretty cheap but the condition of them isnt great. I will keep you in mind if they dont work out.

Sounds like you all recommend using the stock eccentric bolts though, so thank you all.


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