THE SHOPPING LIST
EVEN in the high-end segment different control arms have been designed with different uses in mind, so you’ll need to decide which product is right for you, not just for your Instagram followers.
ADR compliance and like-to-like fitment are the obvious requirements across anyuse cases. It not only means it’ll be legal to run on your 4x4, but also that you won’t need to get the gas-axe out to fit them, reaming spindles to accept different pitch ball-joints or remaking suspension mounts to get an extra 5mm of wheel travel.
Arms like the Superior Engineering arms run spherical joints at both ends. They give huge amounts of adjustability at every point of contact and can help tighten steering feel up by eliminating play from rubber bushings.
At the other end, Blackhawk control arms are entirely sealed, with the correct angles built into them to suit a certain lift amount. They run improved factory-style joints, allowing for stronger components and more articulation than factory offerings while still retaining the ability to swap in a stock joint or bush if you need one at Wilcannia. Caloffroad arms fall somewhere between, with both adjustable and fixed adjustments depending on the arm you choose.