Best OEM rear lower control arm? 05-09 or 10-14?

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I am swapping a 2012 8.8 LSD axle into my 07 V6 (replacing the 7.5). I have the original 07 LCA's and the 2012 LCA's. They are different stamping designs. Which would be better to use? Or does it matter? It's just a daily driver but I do plan to upgrade antisway bars, springs, etc. for handling. Thanks in advance...
 

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I am running the OEM 13 lowers that came with my diff. Way lighter than the 07 v6 ones. was surprised. Otherwise, it does not matter.
 

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I am running the OEM 13 lowers that came with my diff. Way lighter than the 07 v6 ones. was surprised. Otherwise, it does not matter.
thanks, the newer ones "look" like a stronger design with the double folded metal edges but I didn't think it would be much different. Anyway, I used the 2012's instead of the 07's.
 

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I am swapping a 2012 8.8 LSD axle into my 07 V6 (replacing the 7.5). I have the original 07 LCA's and the 2012 LCA's. They are different stamping designs. Which would be better to use? Or does it matter? It's just a daily driver but I do plan to upgrade antisway bars, springs, etc. for handling. Thanks in advance...
Is there a reason you would not upgrade to something in the aftermarket world?
 

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Is there a reason you would not upgrade to something in the aftermarket world?
right now I am just swapping the 7.5 out for the 8.8 and using what I have. Upgrades will come later but as the budget allows. I was just wondering of the two sets of OEM that I have, which would be better for now...
 
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Thank you. That’s what I have done!


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Is this what your control arms looked like?

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No. They only have one hole in them and the edges are double folded. I’ll get a picture of the two and post them


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No. They only have one hole in them and the edges are double folded. I’ll get a picture of the two and post them


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Those are the stock LCA's then. The GT500 arms only came with the performance pack and the GT500 of course. They are a nice upgrade when you are ready though.
Edit: After looking at the pics of your 07 LCA's they appear to be the GT500 ones.
 
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