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Author Topic:   ? about camaro front ends
smsm
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted November 20, 2004 06:26 PM  
does everybody run stock balljoints or are there some trick ones?are nova spindles the same as camaros?

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted November 20, 2004 06:43 PM  
As far as I know they are the same they take the same front suspension parts. Im running Moog products in my new car although some may preffer TRW. Eddie

joetaylor
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Total posts: 640
posted November 20, 2004 09:17 PM  
i run moog life time warenty I haven't found any thing better

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hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted November 21, 2004 12:45 AM  
I just run stock ones, are these ones better stonger????

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joetaylor
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Total posts: 640
posted November 21, 2004 07:58 PM  
If it is good enough for nascar then it is good enough for me

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redneck racing
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Total posts: 860
posted November 22, 2004 06:10 PM  
You said it Joe. Eddie

CA Dirt guy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted November 22, 2004 07:26 PM  
Several companies make tall ball joints to help raise roll center, which is a good thing.

Eric

maniac motors
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted December 02, 2004 04:31 AM  
there are qiute a few options on ball joints but most that change geometry and roll center require modification to make work on the upper for a bolt in arm the moog k6136 changes the roll center by having a stud thats 3/8 longer. the downfall is that it has a larger monting pattern which requires redrilling the ctrl arm and reaming the spindle for a larger taper( ream is anywhere from 80 to 100.00 depending on where you get it. bottom line is is if you understand what changing to the longer balljoint will do and are willing to do the extra work for the gains and that is what you need to make the chassis work the way it should then it is worth the effort.

As far as trw or moog i cant tell you anything about trw but i have seen moog take some serious hits and not break(they may look like an s shaped stud when done but they will hold up under some severe impactcs.my vote is moog my car also has all moog frt end parts.the way i look at it is if for some unfortunate reason you get tangled up do you want it to end your race or do you want to be able to finish? i think i know everyones answer to that.

dgb
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted December 02, 2004 09:39 AM  
Doesn't anyone make an extra tall ball joint that doesn't require reaming the spindle (on a metric)? If so, does anyone have any part numbers or suppliers? I tried to order some last year and ended up with what you are talking about- wrong taper and wrong bolt pattern. I can modify the bolt pattern but hope to avoid having to buy a reamer.

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted December 02, 2004 11:39 AM  
the reamer that yoiu need 29.95 snap-on truck

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dgb
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted December 02, 2004 11:59 AM  
okay, thanks joe, do I ask for 1 1/2" per foot or 2" ? I assume this taper that I want to make will be the same as the bigger GM stuff like caprice or camaro right? -Then that will work with the Moog k6136 that was mentioned? -Just double checking. thanks

dgb
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted December 02, 2004 01:07 PM  
I think I answered my own question with the speedway catalog. I need 2" per foot and a Moog k5208. Right? -unless someone else knows of an extended ball joint that fits right into a metric, or has another suggestion. Thanks dgb

joetaylor
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Total posts: 640
posted December 02, 2004 08:40 PM  
you got it

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