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Speedway65
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted February 07, 2005 05:34 AM  
Would there be any benefit to running raised ball joints just on the uppers?

nailngoracing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted February 08, 2005 07:42 PM  
why not run the stock ones?

stockcar5
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 578
posted February 08, 2005 08:16 PM  
it will raise your roll center. works well on the metric cars because their roll center is way to low.

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kevinwardracing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted February 12, 2005 09:32 PM  
good luck

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eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted February 13, 2005 08:57 AM  
So on a high bank track, would you want a taller balljoint on the right side and the stocker on the left side?

racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted February 14, 2005 02:06 AM  
Correct ebo.

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eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted February 15, 2005 09:11 AM  
Okay, what ball joint should be used? 70s-early 80s camaro? Or is there a specific AFCO, MOOG, HOWE balljoint? Keeping metric spindles will they have to be retapered to fit the taller balljoint shaft?

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racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted February 15, 2005 11:59 AM  
Dear God man. Too many too fast. Do this if nothing else. Go to your local junk car yard and get into their books. Compare the info on the parts you have or are going to run and see how they match up. Then you will know what, if anything you need to change to get the right fit. Other than that, do a search on this forum, and you will find the answers to you questions (it will take some reading). I don't mean to be negative here, just trying to streamline your efforts to maximize you results! Good luck, and Race on.

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kevinwardracing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted February 15, 2005 02:52 PM  
good luck

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Speedway65
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted February 16, 2005 05:27 AM  
for the upper use a moog part#K6136 which original fits chev pu.

allan
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted February 16, 2005 07:31 AM  
kevin,so what way does the 8.5 springs help? why not 11s or 12s? springs just hold the car up right? and how much stiffer?

Speedway65
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted February 17, 2005 08:08 AM  
Kevin-- How come you deleted all your coments on this subject?I personally enjoy reading what you have to say.It has given me alot of insight.

    

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