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

Discussion in 'Corner Carver Racing Tech Discussion' started by TARA-fied1, Jan 7, 2023.

  1. TARA-fied1

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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...
     
  2. redfirepearlgt

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  3. Juice

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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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  4. TARA-fied1

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    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.
     
  5. 86GT351

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    Is there a reason you would not upgrade to something in the aftermarket world?
     
  6. TARA-fied1

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    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...
     
  7. Gladams

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    If its the 12, with a manual transmission, it has GT500 lower control arms as stock, doesn’t it? Thanks
     
  8. 86GT351

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    That's what I figured.
     
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  9. TARA-fied1

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    it does look like the GT500 style on the 12. And yes it's a MT-82 six speed manual.
     
  10. Gladams

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    I’d keep and use those. Just my thoughts. Thanks.
     
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  11. TARA-fied1

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    Thank you. That’s what I have done!


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  12. Robert Larimer

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    Is this what your control arms looked like?

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  13. TARA-fied1

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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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  14. Bad Horsie

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    I have steeda billet aluminum LCA's happy with them so far
     
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  15. TARA-fied1

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    these were on the 07...
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    and these are what I used from the 2012...
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  16. TARA-fied1

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    the 2012's resemble these except they are painted black
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  17. Gladams

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    Yes,one hole. Sorry if I miss lead anyone. Here is a pic. Thanks. 987A7446-B32C-4E7F-9686-A0FEB7D38502.jpeg
     
  18. TARA-fied1

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    yes, those are exactly what I have used on my 07 from the 2012. The 2012 was a MT-82 six speed with an 8.8 LSD. I am swapping in all of that into my 07.
     
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  19. Robert Larimer

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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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