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Author Topic:   re-alighning frame holes?
wingnut
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted December 30, 2002 10:40 PM
i have noticed where some chassis builders are charging 100-150 dollars to do this ,do any of you guys know what they are talking about here? thank you

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted December 30, 2002 10:55 PM UIN: 54865418
the upper a frame mounts you can grind the plate off and move it to get better front end settings

tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted December 31, 2002 12:09 AM
They're talking about the lower a-arm holes. They drill 'em out straight to take out any bind or twist, then weld washers over the elongated holes. As far as the uppers go, move the left mount out 1/2 inch to help with camber. Just be sure to move it out only, not forward or backwards, and keep the original factory angle on it looking downwards. Usually 20 degrees.

slowpoke
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted December 31, 2002 03:50 PM
I would just buy a ofset upper cross bar unstead of cutting it off and moving it out a 1/2 inch did it to my car and works good with caster chamber.Can get it from auto zone can't remember the part number.

justin
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted December 31, 2002 04:16 PM
The part # is K6146 and it's made by MOOG.

Justin

pistolpete31
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted December 31, 2002 08:58 PM
How much of a difference do these control arms make? Right now my front right control arm is almost hitting the exhaust manifold . Was wondering if they give a little more clearance.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 639
posted January 01, 2003 10:27 AM
I re align the lower control arm mounting holes on all the mods i build but would charge about $100 to do it for a stock/hobby car cause of the time involved.

LUBEGUY07
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 156
posted January 01, 2003 03:17 PM
we had it done to our car too, the reason they do it that are seems to bend and twist real easy, it not that strong area, so it best to adjust them straight across from each other. The tops mounts are untouch just added offset cross bar like described above, makes alinments must eaiser and flexible , i do alignments for a living so im fond of them they make my job easier. just my two cents


wingnut
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted January 01, 2003 10:26 PM
thanks guys for your response, if thats all that it amounts to is squaring off the lowers why wouldn't a guy do it himself and save the money? also if my memory is right{fat chance}, i think its the right side caster that is the problem on the mid size metric frame isn't it ? thanks again

tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted January 02, 2003 02:21 AM
Always the left.

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