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Author Topic:   Metric Front ends
marrs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted June 22, 2004 12:38 AM  
I am building a new car 82 Monte. Been out of racing for about 5 years. i am hearing nothing good about the front end parts and roll center. need some help finding the right parts and any good info on how to make them work.

Raz_900
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted June 22, 2004 07:12 AM  
Get the longer ball joints from Afco, offset up arm bars from Moog, some shims, I believe a centerlink from a 85ish V6 Camaro (still need this myself) and if you can find and choose to run one, a 1 1/4" sway bar from a Monte SS. The V6 cars had a 1" bar, LS V8's had a 1 1/8" bar and SS's had 1 1/4" bar. Use a bolt on the left side to tune for track conditions. Leave about 1/2" play with the car at rest then tighten it down a little at a time. The farther you preload the bar, the tighter it will make the car from the middle of the turn on out.

Oh, and some spindle savers from Daymotorsport are a good idea too. The stock spindles run out of the way when someone touches them.

marrs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted June 29, 2004 03:47 PM  
Thanks for the reply i was just wondering what other spindles can be run in place of the stock spindles.

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted June 29, 2004 05:55 PM  
What are the "offset up arm bars" and do you
have a part #?
Thanks,
John

Speedway65
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted June 30, 2004 10:51 AM  
Moog part # is K6218 .AND WHAT THE ARE ARE OFFSET UPPER SHAFTS FOR THE CONTROL ALLOWS YOU MORE CAMBER ADJUSTMENT.They fit 78-88 metric cars.

[This message has been edited by Speedway65 (edited June 30, 2004).]

    

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