New control arms

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Stan1971, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Stan1971

    Stan1971 Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone I’m installing new tubular control arms on my 1971 skylark now do I put the old spacers in on the tops for alignment?
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Should be the same way for stock arms, but you will need to have it aligned by a shop.
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  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    The spacer are shims that adjust the caster and camber of the front end. Even if you put the shims back in exactly as they came out, there's an almost 100% chance the alignment is now "out to lunch" as they say. So my best advice is to drive it right to the alignment shop
  4. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    All cars are by design need a minimum of one shim. If they made the mounting point too far in, you could not adjust them. Hense, the need for shims.

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