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Author Topic:   metric front geometry-new question!
merf23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted October 31, 2004 12:14 PM  
We must use all stock parts in the front end, spindles control arms, ball joints etc. No tall stock ball joints or impala spindles
We are planning on raising the lower half of the front cross member (including the LCA mounts) to correct the geometry. It looks like we could raise it 1/2" or so without much trouble. Is this enough, too much, about right?

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted October 31, 2004 06:39 PM  
I think that you would be better off lowering the top half of the cross member you want the upper controll arms the go down hill to the center of the car and leave the bottom aloneyoui need to come up with an inch lower on the controll arm mts.

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fast_crew
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 99
posted November 03, 2004 05:21 PM  
if you lower the upper 1/2 of cross mem. 1in. or raise the lower 1/2 of cross memb. 1in you still get same results (same distance between the control arm mounting point's.) sounds like a pretty clevor idea. good luck let us know how it goes.

Josh K.

merf23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted November 03, 2004 06:08 PM  
We will begin cutting soon! Lowering the upper part would be good too, but I think easier to spot. The track checks control arms and spindles, so thats out of the question. Someone also suggested angling the bolts that hold the upper control arm on downward to raise the roll center too. The bolts are really long with lots of shims, so this should be significant (as well as adjustable). I plan on making some tapered shims on the Bridgeport.
Any more creative ideas?

    

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