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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted December 07, 2000 02:49 PM
I am new to this list.
I have read most of the entire list and like what I have read.

I am seeking info on GM spindles and control arms and other suspension parts. Specs like lengths, heights, weights, etc.

I have a few of the Steve Smith books, and he lists the dimensions of an impala spindle. I wanted to know the dimensions of a camaro, metric, mid 70's b-body vs a mid 80's b-body for comparison. Any info on various control arm lengths, drag link lengths and mounting specs and idler arm lengths would be helpful.
I was reading online somewhere @ a 58-64 chevy upper A-arm being over an inch longer than a camaro-fullsize arm. And 80+ ford fullsize lower control arms being 1 1/2 longer. Does anyone have info on this.

Our track doesn't allow modifying of suspension parts, they will however not bother swaps as long as it bolts to the stock mounts.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted December 10, 2000 11:54 PM
As far as I know, the impala, camaro, and 73-77 GM intermidiate(monte carlo,cutlass,gran-prix,regal,malibu) all have same diminsions and will interchange, as long as they have the 11" rotor. The olds 98 and Buick electra have the 12" rotor, but I think the only diference is larger bearings and the 5on5 bolt pattern rotor. As for the "metric" spindles they are lightweight but I used to run them on my street stock monte-carlo, and they were ok. I just ran the drag link that was made for the type of car I had. The lower control arms from 80 and newer LTD and mercury marquis will fit the camaro and metric frame, Also the 73-77 GM. I have never used them, but In the stock class where I race there is a 25# weight penalty for running them, so there must be something to em.. I hope this helps answer some of your questions.

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