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Author Topic:   Are Caprice front ends weak?
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted January 27, 2003 09:45 AM
I've heard that the Caprice front ends are weak and prone to brakage, espacially the tie rods and conecting links. Is this a true statment, if so can this problem be easily fixed?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 639
posted January 27, 2003 10:06 AM
There was and may still be a caprice running in the boone iowa area and was pretty competitive. Never seen the car have anything break in the front end compared to the small malibu and monte cars.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted January 27, 2003 02:05 PM
The Jet cars are built with the big metric front which would be the same as the 81 and newer Caprice,I think.I dont know how it could be weaker than any other front.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted January 27, 2003 09:14 PM
I'm going on my third year with a 79
caprice and never had anything break.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted January 27, 2003 10:29 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by CUSTOMPERFORMANCE: I agree w/ you metrics are weakwe finally got trk to allow aftrmkt uper a arms
we bow one every 4 weeks and wear out parts balljoints almost every 4 racestoo. I need to find more heavy duty steering parts for our 79 malibu. any help would be appreciated.

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