Anyone used the Del-A-Lum bushings in stock front control arms?

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Canadian GS 350, May 29, 2019.

  1. Canadian GS 350

    Canadian GS 350 Well-Known Member

    If so, any positive or negative feedback?
    I’m going to do the front bushings, thought I might try something different than the stock rubber.
    The intent is to eliminate any possible squeaks and have better suspension travel for 1/4 mile fun.
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    They are the absolute best option
  3. 69GS400s

    69GS400s own amusement ride!

    agree ..
  4. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Guttem on the top, rubber on the bottom. I'm swapping out the front drums to discs this winter and will be changing the lowers to Del-a-lums then.
    I also run 3way adjustable drag shocks .
    Car plants MT drag radials 275/50-15s.
  5. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    I have them in my Firebird
    Rides awesome.
    No issues
  6. Canadian GS 350

    Canadian GS 350 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. This will be the winter project plus the turbo 400 build and 9.5 stall.
  7. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

  8. PCUB


    Had them installed on top and bottom control arms in my 71 lark 4-5 years ago. I haven't had any issues and additional torsional control in the steering is positive and noticeable. Considering the cost difference I would consider it a great upgrade to anyone who anticipates holding on to their car and getting the max return on suspension overhaul with stock arms.
  9. Dan Gerber

    Dan Gerber Platinum Level Contributor

    Are they squeaky or noisy in any way? I see the Zerk fittings on the Global West items above, so I assume not.

    Also, it looks as though it would be necessary to drill and tap holes for Zerk fittings in the stock control arms. True?
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  10. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    You A-Body guys with their silly, squishy rubber bushings... ;)

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  11. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  12. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    x2. They mention in their ad that they do not offer them for the oval application. Still, depending on the year there are 2 different size round bushings.
  13. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks, don't have the oval one, thats sure. How different are diamaters of the round ones? How exact do I have to measure? Down to 1/1000, 1/100 or 1/10 of an inch?
  14. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I have them upper and lower in my racecar, front end found alot movement it never had b4. Paired with morose front drag race spring . With shocks removed I could stand under the car on my 4 post and push the car right to the bump stops 1 handed
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  16. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

  17. Gary Bohannon

    Gary Bohannon Well-Known Member

    Looks like the 1011 is A body 64-72.
    I recommend their offset shafts. If installed helps with alignment problems in these model a-bodies
  18. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    A set of tall upper ball joints from pro forged will help with keep camber from going negative too.
  19. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    You definitely want to ensure you grease the bushings (white lithium is what I used) to keep squeaking at bay. I used to do some heavy off-roading in the deserts here in the southwest and you need heavy duty bushings for that, no rubber. I greased prior to installing my long travel suspension but didn't keep up on it and the thing was squeakier than pool full of mice. Never could get it quiet after that. That being said it does increase the ride harshness, road noise, and vibrations. However, they are extremely nice in firming up the control of the vehicle & last forever. I would go with them, just grease them well upon install, and keep up a good greasing routine.

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