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Bilstein offers upper control arms for lifted trucks

Parts are designed to enhance stability and wheel travel

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Known for its shock absorbers, Bilstein has introduced new B8 upper control arms it says are designed “to correct geometry and increase suspension travel on lifted trucks and SUVs.”

“Maintaining a full range of motion, the direct-fit upper control arms expand caster angles and improve ball joint pivot angles for more straight-line stability and greater wheel travel when the trail gets rough — all while providing greater strength and toughness,” the company reports.

The new control arms are designed to work with Bilstein’s 5100 RHA, 6100 RHA, 6112 and 8112 suspension packages. 

Bilstein, Bilstein offers upper control arms for lifted trucks, ClassicCars.com Journal

The B8 upper control arms are produced in 4130 chromoly tubular steel, Bilstein said, and are MIG-welded with formed steel bushing gussets for superior strength.

“People want to replace UCAs for two reasons — alignment correction and improved front end durability,” Shane Casad, head of Bilstein product management, is quoted in the company’s news release. “We often get the question, ‘What arms should I use with Bilstein 5100 RHA, 6112 or 8112 dampers?’ 

“These UCAs give customers peace of mind, knowing they can buy a control arm that will fit perfectly with any of our damper packages.

“Chromoly tubular construction is much stronger than OE stamped steel, while urethane inner pivot bushings are more rigid and offer precise handling.”

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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