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Author Topic:   center link ?
bachshute
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted December 26, 2004 09:54 AM  
What is the best center link to use with the metric stuff ?

would like to gain some clearence from the cross member if possible, with out messing up the geomentry too much , any help appreciated .

rpm20
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posted December 27, 2004 06:34 AM  
run all the chevelle stuff including the 5" pitman arm and you will gain lots of clearance

boas51
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posted December 27, 2004 07:31 AM  
what year chevelle?

Chad
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posted December 27, 2004 09:45 AM  
part number DS749

bachshute
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posted December 27, 2004 02:06 PM  
will the chevelle stuff slow the steering any ? (compared to the metric stuff)

Thanks

Dustejr73
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posted December 28, 2004 08:05 AM  
i just tried a chevelle drag link on my metric and it is too wide. i have nova lowers, pinto spindles, and am planning on going with the chevelle pitman arm and idler arm. i have been told that the 84 camaro drag link is the way to go. i assume it is the same width as the metric, but is it wider between the tierod holes???

Dman
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posted December 28, 2004 08:54 AM  
Yes, the camaro center link is wider between the tie rod holes but the overall width is OK.You will have to shorten your tie rods up if you are using the stock lower a-frames but you may be OK with the nova/pinto deal.

Dustejr73
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posted December 28, 2004 11:56 AM  
thank you, that is exactly what i am going to do.

bachshute
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posted December 28, 2004 03:01 PM  
ok , lets see if i understand this ,

run the chevelle pitman arm and idler arm
run the 84 camero center link

if so , what inner tie rods ? i have the stock lowers and the metric spindles.

thanks for all the help .

FlyNLoIMCA17
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Total posts: 753
posted December 28, 2004 03:56 PM  
I'd also like to know, I have some serious clearence issues. I run metric lowers, pinto spindles and all the factory metric steering except I have adjustable tie rod adaptors and steel sleeves instead of outer tie rods. Any info. would be greatly appreciated.

155fan
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posted December 28, 2004 04:53 PM  
What all is this doing to your bump , ackerman , etc. ????? Thanks

bachshute
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posted December 28, 2004 05:42 PM  
Thats a good question 155fan .


Xtreme12x
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posted December 28, 2004 06:23 PM  
why don't you guys just get a chevelle stubbed car lol...

bachshute
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posted December 28, 2004 06:27 PM  
ohhhhh that hurts xtreme12x --- LOL

JT54
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posted December 28, 2004 08:08 PM  
Hey flyinlo,I have the same set up as you .....I put tie rods in vise and bent them into a shallow "S"shape ....gave me lots of clearance ....like 1/2 inch or so .....and bump stear isnt bad.

sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted December 28, 2004 09:10 PM  
Just to make sure I am clear on this, when you are talking "metric" is this the big Metric (78-86 Impala) or are you talking about small metric stuff (78-86 Monte Carlo)? Thanks very much.

Also, will Nova lowers fit the big metric?

Xtreme12x
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posted December 28, 2004 09:40 PM  
yeah i thought i'd throw that in there for a laugh or two

bachshute
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posted December 29, 2004 05:37 AM  
The 78 to 86 monte carlo is the metric frame i was asking about , not sure if the nova lowers will fit the big metric .

Does anyone know if the stock 78 to 86 monte carlo inner tie rods will fit into the 84 camaro cnter link ???

thanks

boas51
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 190
posted December 29, 2004 06:11 AM  
the big metric cars take a camaro etc, type lower control arm.

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