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paulickr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted October 19, 2004 10:10 AM  
i run pinto spindles and granada rotors with chevelle lowers on my dw8.
the rotors always contact the lower a arms and i have to pound in the radius on the lower or grind it to clear the rotor from rubbing.
recently i reworked my front to get proper roll centers and used a longer lower ball joint which made the situation worse.
i machined some spacers for behind the rear bearing on the rotor but still had to grind and pound some because if i used a bigger spacer then there were not enough threads to get my spindle nut on to where it looked safe.
how have other people overcome this problem.?

[This message has been edited by paulickr (edited October 19, 2004).]

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted October 19, 2004 11:01 AM  
I MACHINE THE ROTOR SO IT WONT HIT THE A FRAME. I WORK AT A CAR DEALERSHIP, SO I HAVE ACCESS TO A BRAKE LATHE. WE RUN THE ORIGINAL DW FRONT END AND HAVENT SEEN ANY REASON TO CHANGE IT.

paulickr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted October 19, 2004 12:33 PM  
hey wrench, how much do you machine off??

so what front end parts do you run?

hows the front roll center on your car with those parts?
e mail me if you wish at ron.paulick@hydrite.com

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted October 19, 2004 04:02 PM  
STANDARD PRESS IN BALL JOINTS, PINTO SPINDLES, AND GRANADA HUBS. HEIM TUBE UPPER A-ARMS. DONT KNOW WHAT THE ROLL CENTER IS, WE JUST SCALE N RACE, TUNE IT TO THE TRACK ACCORDINGLY!
SOUNDS LIKE ITS A WAYS OFF ACCORDING TO YOUR FIRST POST.

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted October 19, 2004 07:21 PM  
I run a metric car with factory lowers and pinto spindles. I have the same problem. I just modified the lower control arm, like you did. Mine wasn't rubbing that bad though. It might be different with the chevelle lowers, not sure about their ball joint placement.

ltmdl11
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted October 19, 2004 07:30 PM  
had the same problem when I was putting my mod together, I bought rotors from Bill at Diamond racing wheels top notch stuff. Made in the USA. They bolt right on no modifications needed.


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