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Author Topic:   Camber on a Metric chassis ?
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted May 04, 2004 08:37 PM  
How does a guy get camber on the RF wheel? I have 1 1/2deg and now the a-arm hits the header on the rear mtg. point. Use a different lower a-arm or what's the secret? On the left side there is no problem. Help please...

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 477
posted May 04, 2004 09:18 PM  
I had to relocate my upper ball joint to get the proper angles. I have stiff springs and 73-77 chevelle spindles on it. I elongated the hole and moved the ball joint about a .25-.50 of an inch.
I also had to grind my stock manifolds so they wouldnt rub.

[This message has been edited by Winland Racing (edited May 05, 2004).]

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted May 06, 2004 05:43 AM  
I put a left side control arm on the right side. All the camber you could ever want!!!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted May 07, 2004 02:06 PM  
How would changing sides have an affect on camber? Aren't they the same a-arm on both sides? I'm talkig about the tops. Also on the other replies,,,,I do run headers instead of stock exhausts. I've been told to put early model Nova bottoms on the metric for more camber,,is this true?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 516
posted May 07, 2004 02:29 PM  
Seems to me that using a left side a-arm on the right would give you more pos caster b/c the top would be angled more to the rear. Ive got 2* neg camber on right front w/o hitting the header but it is close.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted May 08, 2004 08:53 PM  
Wrong sided a-arm would only change the caster (unless it is longer). And it would be way too high...the caster, and not able to be shimmed back to a usable number.

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 283
posted May 09, 2004 03:21 PM  
Winland has the right idea. I did the same swap as he did. I moved the upper balljoint in about 1/2 an inch. I then redrilled the bottoms mounting hole. You can get about 5/8 inch on one side and 3/4 on the other side of it giving you better caster settings to boot. Thats all I had to do but you can get the problem solver crossshaft from any moog dealer. Sorry I don't know the number.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 99
posted May 12, 2004 04:05 PM  
We always grind the rear of the upper control arm to about the same diam. as the bushing washer. works well with manifolds or headers. Haven't had any problems yet with failures yet in 4 yrs. Josh K.


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