WHY ARE CONTROL ARMS IMPORTANT?

Control arms provide both a connection and pivot point between your vehicle’s suspension and chassis. Typically linking a steering knuckle to the body frame, control arms feature ball joints and bushings which work in tandem to retain correct wheel tracking and position. For example, a lower control arm assists in setting the longitudinal and lateral position of the wheel while the vehicle is in motion.

Control arms resist a multitude of loading forces, such as acceleration/braking, cornering while turning and the suspended weight of the vehicle body. They also have the additional function of maintaining dynamic wheel alignment. This reduces transmitted noise, road shock and vibration while providing resistance to unwanted suspension movement.

 

Depending on suspension configuration (Multi-Link, MacPherson, Double Wishbone), control arms can be located on the front and rear suspension, in both the upper and lower position.

By connecting the left and right suspensions of the vehicle to the stabilizer bar, stabilizer links maintain the wheels at the same height and reduce vehicle body roll.

THE MEVOTECH EDGE

What makes our control arms so great? Mevotech gives technicians the edge, by innovating every control arm component. On average, installing our control arms takes 30% less time because the ball joints and bushings are pre-installed. Our engineers focus on making our parts easier to install and built to provide a longer service life. Employing punishing durability testing, we validate every new design to ensure you get performance you can trust.

X-FACTOR DESIGN UPGRADES

For maximum service life and durability we engineer X-Factor upgrades to keep your vehicle performing longer.

  • PWR-TEK Design

    Upgrade to parts that can withstand extreme loading conditions with high-strength steel and larger bearings that are guaranteed not to deform.

  • Locking Boot

    Boot design permanently fixes boot to housing and creates perfect seal, keeping out contaminants.

  • Quad Sealing System

    Additional lips on boot sealing surfaces prevent contaminants from entering into the boot.

  • Increased Ball Stud Diameter

    Increased sphere diameters improve contact pressure and durability of ball pin.

  • Upgraded Bushing Designs

    Bushings are upgraded with filled in voids and/or additional rubber to improve the durability of the bushing​.

  • Enhanced Cross Sections

    Additional material is added to the part to improve body stiffness and strength.

  • Bi-Metallic Control Arms

    It is the patented technology that we have for implementing a threaded ball joint housing in an Aluminum unitized control arm. This allows the implementation of sintered metal bearings which improve the durability of the ball joint.

  • Bushing Radial Knurling

    Bushing design with knurling on inner sleeve that assists to secure the bushing to the frame.

  • Greaseable Ball Joints

    Ball Joint is serviceable allowing the user to continue to grease the ball joint improving the service life of the ball joint.

  • Sintered Metal Bearings

    Bearings made of a durable sintered powder metal that leads to a longer lasting part.

  • Self-Sealing Grease Relief

    Grease relief that acts like a one-way valve allowing excess grease to flow out of the boot while preventing contaminants entering the boot.

  • REPEL-TEK Coatings

    Corrosion resistant coatings that prevent the formation of rust for a longer part service life.

  • Integriboot

    Boot is mechanically locked in place by the housing lamination preventing contaminants from entering the boot.

  • Patented Stepped Bearings

    Engineered bearings designed with a recess that prevent flattening of the Belleville spring washer which leads to an increased service life of the ball joint.

  • Anti-Corrosion Coatings

    Corrosion resistant coatings that prevent the formation of rust for a longer part service life.

  • Circlip

    Secure the ball joint with the circlip included to provide supplementary retention for the ball joint housing, locking it into place.

  • Higher Grade Hardware

    Hardware provided is made with a high grade and strength.

  • Premium Grease

    Ball Joint is provided with premium grease that leads to an improved ball joint life.

  • Ball Pin Surface Hardening

    Ball Pins are surface hardened to prevent premature wear and improve fatigue life

  • Cold Forged Ball Pins

    Ball Pins are cold forged which provides enhanced durability and fatigue life.

LABOR SAVERS

To make your installations faster, easier and protect surrounding components, we include handy Labor Savers in the box

  • Additional Hardware

    Application specific mounting hardware are included with the part to complete the installation of the part.

  • Adding Components

    Part comes with additional ball joints, bushings or brackets pre-assembled to provide a complete solution.

  • Easy Snap Locking Pin

    Ensure your ball joint is securely locked with our spring steel locking clip design, pre-loaded with high-strength fastener adhesive that complies with and exceeds IFI, DIN specifications.

  • In-Box Instructions

    Get instructions, advice and warnings directly from our engineers to help you install our parts.

  • Anti-Rotation Features

    Parts engineered with anti-rotation features that speed up and give piece of mind during installation.

  • Nylon Lock Nuts

    Nuts with integrated locking feature that removes the need to align nut to install cotter pin, saving time during installation.

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