posted May 19, 2004 10:20 AM
I know the nova lowers make the front wider on the metric clip but is there any other advantige or can I do the same thing with wheel offsets ? I have not run the metric car yet i always had a harris . I also wanted to know if i had to run any dirrerent ball joints with all stock stuff . the car is home built . thanks
Dustejr73 Dirt Maniac
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posted May 19, 2004 08:31 PM
my new metric car has nova lowers and they move the lower ball joints about 1.5 inches further forward which equals more rear %
they also move your springs further out as opposed to wheel spacers which means the spring is more effective closer to the tire and you can run a softer one. i guess the only bad thing about nova lowers is that they are hard to find which is where the stock metric have them beat hands down. you can get a stock metric lower for around 50$ where a nova is around 120$
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zeroracing Dirt Forum Champ
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posted May 20, 2004 08:26 AM
i have a metric with metric lowers. and would not spend the money for the nova lowers. alot of people claim it throws the bumpsteer way off. never tested it, always had good luck with the metric lowers and easy to find parts.
Dman Dirt Freak
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posted May 20, 2004 08:42 AM
If the car was built for metrics you will need to move the upper a-frame mounts if you go to Novas so you can properly align the front end.I don't think its worth it. We run the metric lowers and spindles with spindle savers. We have no problem running up front. Good luck!
holeshot Dirt Maniac
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posted May 20, 2004 10:13 AM
thanks for all the info , I think I will stay metric . The tracks I run are hooked up bull-rings so adding rear % and wheel base might make it harder to turn . I was going to start off with 850's across the front do you think thats to soft with metric a-arms ?