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Author Topic:   camaro suspension on a metric
GARYAL
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Total posts: 94
posted July 06, 2004 09:21 AM  
has anyone ever tried putting camaro. front supsension on a metric car. with the great camaro frontend would it really help a metric car to cut it off and weld it onto a metric?

flywheel
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Total posts: 28
posted July 06, 2004 11:59 AM  
Yeah, I have seen it done. It worked really well. The way the guy did it was virtually undetectable. I will get the guys contact info and PM it to you.

neil rucker
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posted July 06, 2004 09:31 PM  
flywheel, you got my attention too! i would like to know about this if you dont mind. thanks, neil

marrs
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posted July 08, 2004 12:18 AM  
I would like the info too bizuck55@yahoo.com

badboy
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posted July 08, 2004 08:18 AM  
me too!

joetaylor
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posted July 08, 2004 09:21 AM  
that is what my car is and the tech looked @ it and could not figure it out and handles better than a leaf car with more adjustibilty all I have to say is sweeeeeet

mansfief
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Total posts: 128
posted July 08, 2004 11:00 AM  
Flywheel, I have a 79 Z28, a 80 Firebird, a 84 Cutless, and a 80 Pontiac GP. That would give me a good winter project. I could use the info also, Thanks, Mansfield


racenmotorsports
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Total posts: 169
posted July 08, 2004 07:16 PM  
Hey Flywheel send me the info too. Thanks

bobaluuu
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posted July 08, 2004 08:49 PM  
talk to c-21 and some of us other drivers who have tried this. problems abound with bump steer/camber gain/ackerman, etc.
also any tech man can measure the control arm lengths and width and your busted.

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tilley88
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posted July 08, 2004 11:27 PM  
I believe he meant welding the majority of the Camaro stub to the metric chassis. I would think that just using the bolt-on pieces would cause geometry issues.

dgb
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posted July 09, 2004 08:50 AM  
I've thought about this too. My question is how does the track width of the camaro compare to the metric (with stock spindles and a frames on each) and would the camaro still be superior if the roll center of the metric was changed with tall ball joints, etc. I would think the metric could be made to be better because of the lighter spindles and rotors- am I thinking correctly there? I guess it comes down to what it is that makes the camaro front better and why can't that be done to the metric easier than swapping the whole stub? I've been curious about this before. It would actually be legal for my class. :-)

UNVRNO
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Total posts: 136
posted July 09, 2004 03:22 PM  
A camaro track is 3.5 wider.

If youve got a tech man or men that cant look at a metric upper, lower, or spindle, and tell them from a camaro. I would install nitrous and 12 wide tires. Both are as hard to spot as the difference between the stock gm parts.


GARYAL
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Total posts: 94
posted July 14, 2004 12:23 PM  
my rules say gm parts on gm car not particular model or type. i do have to keep the same frame rails though

GARYAL
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Total posts: 94
posted July 14, 2004 12:27 PM  
my rules say gm parts on gm car not particular model or type. i do have to keep the same frame rails though

flywheel
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Total posts: 28
posted July 15, 2004 08:01 AM  
The only way to do this sucessfully is to cut the whole front stub off and graft in the camaro one. This is undetectable and easily over looked by tech.

    

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