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dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

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posted February 13, 2002 06:53 PM UIN: 23443678
What is the shortest steering arm i can use on a metric chassis? I went to the heim tie rods now it would be nice to get it all straight. Thanks

neverenoughbrew
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted February 13, 2002 07:00 PM
Weld spuds (acordingly) on you center link to mount tie rods to in front of center link to straighten things out and help bump steer

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dirtracer14
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posted February 13, 2002 07:05 PM UIN: 23443678
We can only run tie rods on outer from what i was reading i will check and see if thats legal. I did try and press out the stock center link to get it more in line but then they hit? Thanks

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

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posted February 13, 2002 07:45 PM
most tie rods run at the same angle as the lowers are. when you use the heim outers you have to space them down at the spindles arm.

dirtracer14
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posted February 13, 2002 08:05 PM UIN: 23443678
Hey rich its not the up and down its the side to side i was just tring to get them a little more in line with the centerlink I will be on the live chat later maybe we can talk about it there. Thanks

speedy79
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 14, 2002 12:49 PM
I use a 64 chevelle steering arm and idler arm on a metric car, helps tremendously


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dirtsquirt
Dirt Full Roller

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posted February 14, 2002 06:27 PM
The angle were talking about here affects ackerman steer. If your on nova lowers/ metric spindales, it looks bad but doesn't change your ackerman much. The real problem is with the location of your inner tie rod ends on the center link. If someone knows of a correct center link please spill the beans.

dirtracer14
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posted February 14, 2002 07:48 PM UIN: 23443678
I had a 66 elcamino here so i took the arms of and they are to small on the splined end and to big on the taper end. i did kinda mock it up how i was tring to do it and looking i dont think it will work.. oh well worht a try ....Thanks guys
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speedy79
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 15, 2002 07:03 AM
[I use Nova lowers Pinto spindles, metric center link with 64 chevelle steering and idler arm, and early 70's Monte Carlo tie rods

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twister
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted February 17, 2002 07:06 PM
If you use the shorter pinto spindles with nova lowers, how do you get your camber gain up? I have metric spindles now but when I put in pinto spindles it takes away alot of my camber gain.

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posted February 17, 2002 07:44 PM
I have the nova lowers,pinto spindles on my mid metric car and have 2-3 degrees camber gain on the rf on compression and 1.5-2 degrees gain on lf under extention. It has to all work together as a package. The upper a mounts, ball joints etc all have to work together.

speedy79
Dirt Roller

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posted February 17, 2002 10:32 PM
I don't know all that about caster and camber gain, but I do know that it has worked for me for the last two seasons on two different cars. It makes the car feel more stable in the front though.

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