Our Mk1 Tubular Control Arms are designed to significantly improve front tire grip, steering feedback and response, and handling at the limits of adhesion. This is done primarily by a complete elimination of bushing deflection and slop. Performance on bumpy surfaces is also improved via reduction of unsprung weight and far smoother suspension travel.
The pair of arms are precisely TIG Welded and manufactured with 1-1/8″ DOM 0.120 wall high quality tubing and 1/2″ quality Chromoly Heim Joints with PTFE lining. For added strength and security, the ball joint is sandwiched in between two plates instead of on top of just one.
Although the top-quality Teflon®-lined rod ends provide no cushion at all, they articulate without any of the binding and "sticktion" involved with rubber and harder material bushings. On most road surfaces, driver and passenger experience a remarkably smooth but firmer ride with tremendous improvement in steering feel and handling precision. There is no chatter or knocking noise typical with rod ends.
Mk1 Tubular Control Arms: 4.9lbs/2.25kg
Mk1 stock (stamped steel) control arms: 7.5lbs/3.40kg
Standard caster angle