Skunk2 has done it again. While others are busy imitating our LCA’s, Skunk2 engineers have spent years of extensive R & D to revolutionize a product that was once thought to be dialed in. Skunk2 is proud to announce the release of its Alpha Series Lower Control Arms for the ’88-’95 Civic/ CRX and ’90-’01 Integra. The Alpha Series LCA’s are based off of the same technology the company’s been using in its own race cars for 20 years and are a must-have for enthusiast looking to fine-tune their suspension for maximum handling performance while keeping budget in mind. Skunk2’s Rear Lower Control Arms are direct replacements, maintain OEM suspension geometry, and are ideal for street and race applications. When deciding on a material to base our new design on, we chose very carefully, as there are many inferior annealed and cheap versions of aluminum available on the market today. We chose 6061-T6 because of its excellent strength to weight ratio. With an ultimate tensile strength of over 42,000 PSI, and fatigue strength of 14,000 psi for 500 million cycles – we knew this would be perfect for the Alpha Series Lower Control Arms. The result of our re-engineered lower control arm is a 6061-T6 Forged Aluminum LCA, that is 15% lighter and 7% stronger than our previous generation of LCA’s. Accurate suspension geometry is maintained under the most aggressive driving conditions using high load steel spherical bearings on the trailing arm side and tuned durometer elastomeric bushings for the sub frame side of the LCA. Delrin bushings are utilized at the shock mounting position for their low friction and minimal deflection for unparalleled dynamic shock control. Using this specific combination of bushings allows the most comfort and control under any driving conditions. Properly designed suspension components must be strong and functional first and aesthetically pleasing second. Skunk2’s Rear Lower Control Arms are both.
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