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terrys
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted February 07, 2005 03:54 PM  
i have heard every combination imaginable about upper and lower control arms to help this chassis handle . i am new to this myrules state i must use stock oem parts but may change my mounting locations. the most common parts i have been told are the nova lower control arms. if i use those can i move the upper mounts enough to get the desired change , while using the stock metric uppers.. any help would be appreciated ,, thanks this is a pro stock class 3000 lb rule and 1/3 rd mile dirt slightly banked

dirty58
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted February 07, 2005 04:21 PM  
you can make a stock chassies handle very well.i would scale check springs shocks etc. before trying to makeshift other parts

o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted February 07, 2005 08:22 PM  
Thats true, but you can mod it and make it better. Ditch the stock spindles and go with impalla or big monte spindles. bolt the left side in and go. move the lower mounts out an inch on the right side to get your camber and drop the center link about an inch for bump steer.
The best part is its all unmolested stock parts with stock ball joints.
Nick

bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted February 07, 2005 09:09 PM  
he makes that sound so simple, I'll guarantee you there are no easy mods on suspension, and you'd better have a VERY good understanding of the geometry or else you'll be battling this thing into a big circle going nowhere.And if you get into any minor altercation on the track your back to some serious work.. I'm not saying the mods suggested aren't good and/or even better than stock but many other things will help you win a race and not have the headache involved. KISS is a principle we have too often ignored in the quest for going faster on track. Im sure I'll get slammed for this but its my opinion that a good driver can be more than just competitive using stock suspension parts.

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racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted February 08, 2005 12:33 AM  
Gotta agree with bobaluuu. Unless you REALLY know what you are doing and what you are after, don't. I have a stock metric that I am going to add Impala spindles to, but only after I have researched and talked with local racers who have done this, and what to expect. The change is something that I want. The "racers" that I have discussed this with are all mod buddies who have spend hours and hours trying to get more out of their cars. Since they have done all the sweating and knuckle busting this is an easy thing for myself to deal with. I am lucky in this reguard!

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