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Author Topic:   want to widen front track of metric frame
poboy2
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted February 13, 2001 10:22 PM
What lower control arms can I use to widen the front end of my 83 monte with out major mod.

Fast Guy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted February 17, 2001 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by poboy2:
What lower control arms can I use to widen the front end of my 83 monte with out major mod.

You don't need to do anything to the lower contol arms. just go to sardesonracing.com and find the hub adaptors, they add two inches to the front end and chance your wheel bolt pattern to 5 on 5, or 5 on 4 and3/4.

awkwardjeff
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 218
posted February 17, 2001 07:54 AM
Fast guy, I not sure but I don't think they would be leagal in a street stock........
But as you move the wheel away from the ball joint you create more scrub raidus.........the best deal a person could get would be to get the front as wide as the rules allow while still running 4 off wheels.
But in most cases this isn't possible, so you try to make them as wide as you can before you start changing wheel off-sets or adding wheel spacers (adapter) to the front of any car........
This was not to be a put down to you in any way.........I was trying to explain the reason more people don't run the set-up as you explained.........
I will agree that making them wider with a (spacer) adapter is still a little better than leaving them stock width.......
It's just there are a few better ways of achieving the same outcome.........
Jeff

Fast Guy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted February 17, 2001 10:17 PM
Jeff how else would you widen the front end. I don't know of any lower control arms that will bolt in the stock location to widen the front end. If you have any suggestions I have a few friends that run metric cars that would like to know.
Fast Guy.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted February 17, 2001 11:06 PM
67-69 CAMARO, 68-74 NOVA LOWERS WILL WORK WITH A BIT OF MAUSAGING TO WIDEN THE FRONT OF A SMALL METRIC FRAME. THERE IS SOME OTHER THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO DO BESIDES JUST BOLT THE LOWERS ON. TO MANY TO LIST HERE

awkwardjeff
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 218
posted February 18, 2001 10:27 AM
Fast guy, I sent you a pic and some e-mail....
let me know if you don't receive the picture.
I'll forward again.........Jeff

tr14
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted March 14, 2001 09:53 PM
custumperformance,tell us more.building metric car need info.

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