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Author Topic:   lower control arms and imca
wristpin
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted December 02, 2004 04:11 PM  
can you run aftermarket lowers (manufactured not oem) in 2005 with imca

jason lee
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted December 02, 2004 05:55 PM  
i dont believe you can , if i read the rules right

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 02, 2004 06:00 PM  
i have heard that they are allowing them, but have not heard who will be allowed to make them. if it is a cost saving issue anybody, if it is for imca to make money, certain manufacturers.

paulickr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted December 06, 2004 06:56 AM  
CHECK AFCO RACE PARTS THEY HAVE THE NEW FABRICATED LOWERS FOR THE MODS AND I DONT KNOW IF THEY ARE IMCA LEGAl but they cost 140.00 ea. slick part but i will keep running the stock chevelle stuff, i have plenty.

superdave
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 280
posted December 06, 2004 08:40 AM  
There aren't any approved lowers yet. I think the rule is just to cover the future possibility. There are people stamping Nova and Chevelle lowers but they are not legal either. I hope they approve those and not the fabricated ones. Easier to tech. They're more likely to be unaltered and all the same if it's a stamped part because of the cost to make and change them. It won't take long at all for people to start moving and cutting and welding the fab lowers to change the geometry. The fab lowers don't look very durable either. The lowers take 3 times the load that the uppers do. The OEM might bend a little but it'll take more a of a beating.

Good luck,
Superdave

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted December 07, 2004 07:18 AM  
What is the issue with changing the geometry? The day will come when everyone runs a fabricated tubular lower a-arm, so what in the world does it matter what kind of geometry that thing has. You don't see those kind of rules in late models.

When all the a-arms are fabricated, it will be very difficult & time consuming to tech. So basically that means it won't get teched.

[This message has been edited by NJantz (edited December 07, 2004).]

stockcar5
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 578
posted December 07, 2004 07:05 PM  
superdave,
you better get on the horn and tell the busch, nextel cup, and dirt late model builders that those fab lower a frames look weak. im sure they'll be running nova lowers in a heart beat.

and all you need is a tape measure to tech them...put some bar lengths in the rules and check em...whats so hard about that?

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