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Author Topic:   lower metric a-arms
killermiller
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted November 23, 2002 04:15 PM
Is there any other cars that have longer lower a-arms that bolt right in a metric chassis?

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted November 23, 2002 05:39 PM
REAR STEER EARLY NOVA AND CAMARO FIT IN THE SMALL METRIC CHASSIS. 67-69 CAMARO 68-74 NOVA.


tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted November 23, 2002 05:41 PM
Got a pair for $125. Make me an offer.

poboy2
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted November 23, 2002 05:48 PM
Yes they may fit right into the frame, but there is alot of work that goes into making them work correctly. Wheelbase and steering geometry will be greatly affected. Be sure you do your homework before you jump into this project. You might ask some of the Mod guys for help on this subject.
Later

Eljojo
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted November 23, 2002 09:28 PM
Oh yeah..jump right in like I did. You'll have to relocate the mount for the upper a-arm forward and cut out the spring pocket. Then buy yourself a new set of front springs, because the Nova lowers use a 5" spring-the pockets in the a arm won't accept the 5 1/2" springs you've been useing. At that point you'll just have to figure out how to realign for bump and ackerman. And for what??? You've widened the front, which , from what I;ve read, has little or no advantage on a track under a half mile. And you've moved the lower ball joint forward about an inch and a quarter. If you've got an engine to ball joint location rule, you may even get to redo your motor mounts.
I changed mine and wished to heck I'd never. Did I mention the fact that there are metric parts (to replace bent lowers) all over the planet?

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted November 23, 2002 10:07 PM
all true and great points, guess thats why he asked huh!!!!!

this forum is cool..

Eljojo
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted November 24, 2002 08:51 AM
66jj, u got that right!

killermiller
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted November 24, 2002 08:57 AM
Thats exactly why I asked on here!!!! Thanks for all the answers.
I have found everyones personell experience on here so helpful and have found that there are no dumb questions. Well so far anyway! Thanks again guys

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 639
posted November 24, 2002 09:49 AM
After building my new mod on a small metric stub and using the nova lowers and getting it worked out i will never build another car this way. Way too much work to do for the little gain you get and its a heck of alot easier to use the stock stuff sometimes than mixing up a collosal of parts on a car.

tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted November 24, 2002 01:11 PM
OK, anybody with these ALREADY on their car can get a good deal here.lol

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted November 24, 2002 06:09 PM
customperformance how much wider do they make it per side?? just curious??

do you weld in $crew in chrysler bushings for added width??

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 639
posted November 25, 2002 06:54 AM
They make the front about 1-1.5" longer per side and i just use the truck extended lower ball joint.

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted November 26, 2002 02:08 PM
what about caprice a-arms i heard one guy using them because the track would not let him use wheel spacers or modified arms,may be worth a try.

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