What to know about weak vs. strong control arms?

Track control arms are a critical part of a car’s suspension as they link the vehicle’s wheels with the chassis of the car. They allow the suspension to receive and absorb the impacts of braking, acceleration and bumps and putholes in the road surface.

When driving on degraded road surfaces, stress is being released on the suspension parts each time the car hits a bump or puthole. This, in combination with inferior product quality of the track control arm might result, already in the first years, in a fracture in the welding points of the front bushing of the arm.

Insufficiently strong welding of Citroën and Peugeot’s front bushings

On the Citroën models C-Crosser and C4 Aircrosser and the models 4007 and 4008 of Peugeot there is little space to make a good welding. That’s why these control arms have a front bushing which is welded insufficientlly strong to the housing of the arm. This can lead to loss of steering control and very dangerous situations.

How does Sidem’s solution of the reinforced control arm fix this problem?

Thanks to extensive testing, the Sidem R&D team discovered this problem and is now offering a track control arm with a reinforced design as solution for this critcal area. In Sidem’s track control arm an extra plate is welded on the inside of the front bushing.

Rather than the insufficiently strong welding of the track control arms of these Citroën and Peugeot models, Sidem’s replacement track control arm features an extra reinforcement ensuring maximum strength. As a result, a reliable and safe installation is guaranteed.

Why choose Sidem?

Part of being an expert is knowing which steering and suspension brands to trust and choose from. Sidem is a 100% European and leading manufacturer with headquarters in Belgium and has its own production facility in Romania. Over 3 million parts are continuously available from stock in Sidem’s warehouse and our global activities mean that we are always nearby. By investing heavily in our fully automated distribution centre, products are shipped very quickly to more than 90 countries worldwide. Sidem is Europe’s longest-existing supplier of chassis parts founded more than 85 years ago, in the year 1933. Thanks to our strong teams and our year-long experience the family business can pride itself on family values and in-depth know-how when it comes to steering and suspension parts. As a result, OE brands also appreciate our approach.  That is why brands such as Porsche and Ford rely on Sidem for steering and suspension parts. We are proud to say that Sidem covers the most complete range of car brands and models in the aftermarket with no less than 9 000 unique references.

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Other Sidem products

Besides track control arms, Sidem’s range of steering and suspension parts also includes:

We have track control arms for 90% of all European and Asian cars

 

 

We do not focus on 1 car brand. Sidem produces control arms for a large variety of all car brands.

Find in the list below a selection of popular brands for which we have upper control arms, lower control arms, front suspension and rear suspension parts.

Find track control arms for  ALFA ROMEO
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