Spohn Rear Control Arms?

gmartin1215

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Anyone running the Spohn adjustable rear upper and lower control arms on their lifted vehicle?
Any regrets?
I read comments on Ram forums where they said these are junk, and the joints are prone to breakage.
 

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Anyone running the Spohn adjustable rear upper and lower control arms on their lifted vehicle?
Any regrets?
I read comments on Ram forums where they said these are junk, and the joints are prone to breakage.
@gmartin1215 I have heard that about their poly bushings, I am using their del Sphere "johnny joints" in my spohn panhard/track bar and I really like the joint style.
 

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We got them in our Suburban so far no issues. Only been in since April. Definitely alot more suspension travel with them. A little more rear body roll during fast corners or lane changes but not terrible. I got poly bushings wherever it was a option.
 

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Those bad comments about Spohn adjustable's from what I recall are about the bars fatiguing under very high powered vehicles.
 

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Thanks, guys. I want to replace the rear control arms on my 09 Tahoe as I am rebuilding the entire suspension. One of my lower control arms is bent, so it's definitely time to replace, and might as well do an upgrade, too. @Tozan suggested using the Spohn off-road set when I first started looking into rebuilding my Tahoe. The Spohn set looks very nice and I like the attribute that they are adjustable since I am planning to do a lift, too.

I started reading about the del-sphere joint that Spohn uses and that's when I noticed a lot of complaints, especially from the guys that drive Ram trucks. They mentioned the joints were banging a lot and wear was showing in the joint. One remedy some suggested was adding a rubber bushing where the del-sphere connects to minimize the banging sound. Maybe it's more a problem with Ram trucks where these guys are complaining. Some were saying they were glad to take the Spohn's off! Anyway, I thought I would ask here to see if Tahoe/Yukon owners were having similar problems.

The guy in this video has a lot of negative points about Spohns, but he has a Ram truck.

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I saw these arms from Apoc, but can't find any opinions about them. They don't have a panhard bar, though. Cost of getting into these is cheaper than Spohn and they don't have the del-spehre joint.

 
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