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Control Arm Parts
Chevrolet, also known as Chevy, is an American automobile company that was founded over 100 years ago in 1911. Chevy is a classic American car company with great vehicles and that is why you chose your Chevy Tahoe. Your Chevy Tahoe’s suspension system is going to be very important to the function of your Chevy when you are driving it. One part of the suspension system that we are going to focus on is the Chevrolet control arms.
The Chevrolet control arms are also known as A-arms. It is a hinged suspension link between the chassis and the suspension upright or hub that carries the wheel. The chassis end of Chevy control arms are attached by a single pivot, usually a rubber bushing so that it can control the position of the outboard end in only a single degree of freedom. This maintains the radial distance from the chassis mount. Another type of Chevrolet control arm is the wishbone. Wishbones are triangular and have two widely spaced inboard bearings. These constrain the outboard end of the wishbone so that it does not move back and forth. This controls in two degrees of freedom and does not require additional links. Most Chevrolet control arms form the lower link of the suspension but some are used as an upper link with a lower wishbone.
A Chevrolet control arm set, both the lower and upper, connects the front suspension of the car to the frame of the car. It is connected to the wheels through ball joints, and to the frame of the car through bushings. It will usually be found on the front side of the car. A repair to the Chevy control arms is not very common but it will be necessary if your Chevy is in an accident, it has a worn ball joint, or the bushings are worn.
When your Chevrolet control arms get damaged in a front end accident the control arms can bend and either rubs against the wheel all the time or when turning. If the Chevy has a worn ball joint the ball joint may be permanently pressed into the Chevy control arms, which means you’ll have to get Chevy replacement control arms because you cannot only replace the ball joint. The last sign of a repair is having worn bushings. Since the bushings are where the Chevy control arm is attached to the frame they are necessary to allow the wheel to move up and down when traveling on roads. In order to replace the bushings the control arm must be removed.
Making sure you get the proper Chevrolet replacement control arms is important because they are going to help you with your suspension system so your Chevy Tahoe can have proper steering and a smooth ride. We have the Chevrolet control arm set that you will meet all your needs! All of our parts come with a one-year warranty and are guaranteed to fit.