SEMA 2021: QA1’s New GM 2.0 Control Arms

One of the marks of a truly great manufacturer and brand like QA1 is the company’s ability to constantly improve – even upon a tried-and-true tested product in the lineup.

QA1’s new 2.0 Control Arms are already available for a whole host of vehicle platforms.

We caught up with Damien Brase, QA1’s fitment technician at the 2021 SEMA Show, and he showed us a few new products that hammered that sentiment home.

Damien got right down to it and started by letting us know, “We have a new and improved version of our control arms from QA1 – we discontinued our older version”

The new design of QA1's 2.0 Control Arms builds upon a time-tested product and increases its capabilities in more ways than one!

We asked him to expound on just what makes the new version of QA1’s famous control arms so much better. He added, “These are a lighter-weight design and we’re using integrated ball joints with a forged housing. That helps cut down on the packaging size and the weight of the arm.”

He continued, “We’re also using a stamped steel center portion in the center of the arm instead of the formed basket we had in the older ones. That also gives it a nicer appearance and a lighter weight. These are all robotically welded GM A-body, F-body, G-body, etc., using poly bushings and low friction depending on the series of arms. They also incorporate a billet-aluminum cross-shaft, which also shaves pounds and reduces the risk of binding.”

The 2.0 Control Arm shown here has been finished in a clear powdercoat to show off the welds and various improvements made to the overall design.

To check out all of QA1’s product offerings, head over to qa1.net.

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