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Radrcr869
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted July 29, 2002 07:54 PM
We are currently Building to Cars to Run at a
3/8 mile low to med Bank Track. Both Cars are mid 80's Metric Chassis Cars. Which Front Suspension and steering would work best for these chassis? Someone suggested Mid 70's Mailibu Lwr Cntrl Arms w/ Mid 70's Camaro Upr Cntrl Arms along w/ Mid 70's to Mid 80's Impala Steering components along w/ 11" Impala Brake system? will this set-up work best or is there something else out their I should Use ??

Dunbar
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted August 02, 2002 06:45 PM
Well I wouldnt go change anything I'd run what you got. I built a new car last yr and all I did was put a set of afco springs in the front. But I wouldnt go changing control arms. I also put a new steering box, and quick disconnect unit in mine also changes master cylinders. went from auto brakes to manual. But as far as changing a arms I wouldnt waste my time...........

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted August 02, 2002 11:31 PM UIN: 54865418
i agree there are some mods you can do to them but if you change this you have to change that and your chasing parts down all the time. i like to stick to the kiss theory stock will work just fine get some good springs and shocks and kick some ****

Radrcr869
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted August 07, 2002 11:39 PM
Guys thanks for the replies - I planned on Removing the Stock Steering and installing the Quick Disconnect - Shaft - Quicker steering Box and firewall bearing and oversize rod end support in the cars. How about Springs for Front End what Rates would be a good starting point ??

Dunbar
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted August 08, 2002 01:36 PM
In the car I just sold I ran a LF 1000 RF 1200 LR 250 RR 200. Make sure you measure the height of your springs. I got a friends thats building a 84 monte carlo and he ordered the same height springs he ran in his old car and the springs were too tall. I got my front springs from midwest motorsports 1-800-262-5033 the cost me $120.00 for 2. I dont remember where i got my rear springs sorry i cant help ya on that

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