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posted June 23, 2004 03:55 PM  
Looking into changing our front end. It uses the old afco A-arms, wanting to change it over to the swedge type set-up.

Question? when people run these types suspension set-ups whats the purpose? I'm thinking it is to raise the front roll center, correct?

I imagine there using the afco raised lower ball-joints and the longer upper screw in ball joints.

Anyone out there drive one of these set-ups, and tell me if they steer better than the older type A-arm deals? and if its worth changing?

Thanks, in advance.

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posted June 23, 2004 08:44 PM  
I am Guessing your talking mod, Chassis or similar.

afco a-arms work fine, alot stronger than the swedg tubes. swedg tubes have the advantage of easy adj. for camber/caster. If the afco is hard to get what you want with afcos.

I find it hard to get my front roll center low enough. front cross member 3" off grond on a mod chassis.

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posted June 23, 2004 09:33 PM  
The problem i have is i cant get enough camber gain with the afco type arms, and the way they mount.

Maybe i will try extended ball joints on the afco types to try and get the upper arm on more of a downward angle at ride height.

Does running the mustang 2 spindles help this at all.

Oh yes, this is in reference to modifieds. We run UMP rules if that helps.

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posted June 24, 2004 06:48 AM  
I never could find a ball joint that AFCO has to get my roll center where I wanted. But Coleman makes an adjustable ball joint that will get the job done.

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