Excellent Upgrade. I purchased the version designed for the GoWesy springs because I have the tall 1984 factory springs and have lightened the front end.
The squeaking was driving me insane and I was sure some of the clunking was related to the upper control arm bushings.
It should be noted I also replaced the lower control arm bushings with the Burley Motorsports urethane lower control arm bushing kit at the same time I installed the arms.
Install was gravy. I drilled 4- 3/8in. holes through each lower bushing, pressed them right out with channel locks, greased the new one and slid them right in, lowered the arm on a jackstand, got the bolt started, then moved the jackstand to where it just barely hit the control arm where the bolt comes out and goes into the frame and lowered the van down until the bolt slid right in. The upper arms went right in with only the slightest prying to spread the arm using a 19 mm open end wrench.
Total install time 1 hr and 30 minutes.
When I drove the van the first thing I noticed was it didn't squeak coming out of the driveway, then I began to notice how firm and solid it felt, then I began to notice I was no longer cringing every time I hit a bump or pothole, the clunking was gone!
Finally I got back to the canyon I live in and noticed the van seemed to be handling the curves a lot better! When I looked at the van in the parking lot I noticed the front end is no higher than the rear by about 1.5 inches, now this upgrade should not lift the vehicle so what I think must be happening is the front suspension is no longer binding up with the old inferior components, so I will lift the rear some more, Fine with me! This has been one of the best upgrades yet to my van, and if you honestly think stock components are better than these I urge you to drive a van that has these.
My van rides better than the Brand New MV my dad brought home in 1987, and that is a FACT. And personally I believe you can trust a man to build suspension components that has a picture of himself flying ten feet through the air in a buggy he built, on the wall of his shop, but that's just me. Neil Fink firstname.lastname@example.org
2WD Tubular Upper Control Arms for Use with Go Westy Springs
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