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Author Topic:   72 chevelle
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted September 12, 2004 02:54 PM  
Was wandering if any body could point me in the right direction as far as ride hights with my chevelle. Race on a half mile oval In Jacksonville FL that is very rought dry slick

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted September 12, 2004 09:39 PM  
BillardBrian,on the front side rail where it turns in toward the center of the car get 6" of clearence from the floor to the bottom of the chassis.Look at the lower a frame & see if it looks level from where it bolts to the frame out to the center of the ball joint.if you have an old joint put it in a vice with the stud straight up,lean the stud over to one side as far as it will go.Take a piece of chalk & mark straight down the center of the stud & down the housen part,now lean the stud the opposit way & mark it again & where the two lines cross will be the center of the joint so when you look at the a frame you can judge the the center to see if it looks level.If need raise or lower the front what ever it takes to get this right, set both sides the same.On the rear measure from the floor to the chassis just below where the rear trailing arms bolt to the frame.Set this measurement 1 1/2"-2 " heigher than the front.The front might end up @ 6-61/4 or 61/2 just so the lower arms are very close to level.I like to set the ride heights with the drivers weight in the seat.After this set the caster,camber & toe.These heights should be good for a dry track. cd2


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